Forefront Radio: Mergers as a Strategy for Success

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In this episode of Forefront radio, we talk with Don Haider, Director of Northwestern's Center for Nonprofit Management and Jean Butzen, President and Founder of Mission + Strategy Consulting about their work on the  Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Study. 

Guest Post: The Giving Glow

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"We knew that our grantees wanted to build capacity for online donor acquisition, so we decided to have a little fun with a challenge." Grand Victoria Foundation is providing additional technical support and incentives to encourage its grantees to make the most of this worldwide day of giving.

Forefront Launches Mission Sustainability Initiative

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The Mission Sustainability Initiative’s aim is to help nonprofits consider and potentially pursue a variety of strategic restructuring options that can lead to greater organizational effectiveness and, most importantly, the sustainability of critical charitable missions. 

At the Forefront of Leadership Development

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We believe leadership is an activity, not a position. We believe anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. And we believe that more people exercising leadership is not just possible, it’s necessary.

Benefits of Participating in a Statewide #GivingTuesday Movement

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By participating in #ILGive, you have the opportunity to gain new donors, inspire philanthropy, and kick-off your end of the year giving. #ILGive inspires giving across Illinois, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities

NonprofitVOTE Featured Organization: Citizen Advocacy Center

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Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting the efforts of our Illinois Nonprofit VOTE partners to reach and register members of the communities they serve, and their plans for National Voter Registration Day. This week we heard from the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst, Illinois.