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Forefront Member Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just, and environmentally sustainable.
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Our Services

Forefront offers an array of services to nonprofits, grantmakers, and advisors, whether or not they are Members. Below are our most commonly used services. Not finding what you’re looking for? Email


Converge Consulting

Forefront’s social enterprise, Converge Consulting delivers financial, accounting, and administrative solutions to nonprofits and foundations so that they can focus on their mission. Through Converge, we work with organizations to address their specific needs on an interim or continuing basis. Learn more here.


Fiscal Sponsorship and Agency

Through Fiscal Sponsorship and Agency, Forefront provides back-office support and 501c3 status to participating nonprofits. Learn more here.


The Mission Sustainability Initiative

Forefront’s Mission Sustainability Initiative (MSI) helps nonprofits consider and pursue a variety of strategic partnership options that positively impact and sustain the capacity, effectiveness, and financial health of their organizations. Learn more here.


Peer Skill Share

Our Peer Skill Share Program enables nonprofits to get the kind of help they most value (focused, tailored to their needs, and typically in person) and be compensated for their time rather than paying a workshop fee. Learn more here.



The Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT) is an assessment and planning tool that helps nonprofits better understand their organizational capacity based on direct input from those who know the organization best – their team and key stakeholders. iCAT is a free service Forefront provides to Operating Nonprofit Members. Learn more here.


Customized Trainings

Forefront can provide customized trainings for your team based on our best-in-class curriculum. For more information on our training programs, email Lisa May Simpson, Forefront’s Vice President, Learning and Engagement, at


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