Introducing #ILGive Community - A New Spring Giving Day

Monday, March 20, 2017

Forefront is mobilizing Illinois nonprofits and foundations to increase individual giving across the state with Illinois' first Spring Giving Day!

Due to the success of #ILGive for Giving Tuesday, Forefront, along with local Community Foundations, will host a 24-hour online fundraising event to raise awareness and resources for nonprofits across Illinois. Through Forefront's #ILGive platform, nonprofits will be able to sign up, spread the word, engage with their supporters, and collect online donations from 6pm on May 30th through 6pm on May 31st.

Register Now for #ILGiveCommunity

Why Participate in #ILGive Community?

  • Online giving is increasing in popularity with year over year increases of around 13%. In fact, since 2009 most of the nonprofit sector has seen double-digit growth in online fundraising. Giving Days help introduce and reinforce new giving behaviors that can help lead to greater year-round giving.
  • Although online giving only accounts for about 8% of total giving it’s an important channel for more than just raising funds. The social web is a great way to raise awareness and grow a network of supporters.
  • Use #ILGive Community to leverage the marketing power of the entire Illinois nonprofit community to increase donations and engagement.
  • Build your capacity to raise funds online year-round -- learn best practices in digital fundraising, peer to peer and crowdfunding, and more. 
  • Participating in #ILGive Community can raise your nonprofit’s public image and expand its circle of supporters beyond the usual suspects.


How To Get Started With #ILGive

  1. Learn more at
  2. Register your nonprofit.
  3. Prepare and Promote: The #ILGive team provides you with everything you need!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the #ILGive Team: Delia Coleman, Vice President, Strategy + Policy at Forefront, or Kathleen Murphy, Director, Communications at Forefront.