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Abolition, Education, and Philanthropy: Reflections on our Virtual Learning Opportunity for Grantmaker Series Fall 2022

January 26, 2023

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and professor of geography in Earth and Environmental…

2 Years of Leading, 50 Years of Legacy

January 25, 2023

As 2023 is off and running, I can’t help but marvel at the fact that Forefront will turn 50 next…

What Happened at Foundations on the Hill 2022

April 20, 2022

Every spring, United Philanthropy Forum, Council on Foundations, and Independent Sector convene philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) like Forefront from across…

10 Things You Should Know about the Illinois FY23 Budget

April 13, 2022

Forefront remains committed to bringing you the latest policy news and is working to integrate public policy across all of…

State of the State: FY23 Illinois Governor’s Budget Summary

February 3, 2022

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Governor Pritzker delivered his FY23 budget address. The General Assembly will now finish the business of…

Changes to Lobbying Rules in Illinois

January 12, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, Illinois made important changes to The Lobbyist Registration Act that are summarized below. The most important and substantive…

Supporting Nonprofit Strategic Partnerships: An Opportunity for Better Communication

December 6, 2021

We are now nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and the social impact sector continues…

Forefront Announces Recipients of the Education Equity Fellowship

June 8, 2021

In April, Forefront and the Education Equity Fund announced an opportunity for professionals serving nonprofit education organizations to build relationships…

Key Takeaways from the American Rescue Act

March 9, 2021

The American Rescue Act is scheduled to be signed by the President later this week. This $1.9 trillion comprehensive relief…

Get to know the Mission Sustainability Initiative at Forefront

February 4, 2021

The Mission Sustainability Initiative (MSI) at Forefront serves to strengthen the social impact sector by building a learning culture and…


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