Promote Executive and Professional Development

The development of skilled leadership in the sector is a core goal of Forefront. Some services are offered exclusively or at a discounted rate to our Members.

Vision: Nonprofits, grantmakers, and advisors exhibit strong and effective leadership and management skills.

Recent results: For many years, our Grantmakers Institute has provided professional development for both new and experienced funders. The regularly updated curriculum provides a comprehensive look at the elements of responsible grantmaking. A new session on advocacy was added in 2015.

Current work: In early 2016, we will begin to manage the Peer Skill Share Program and expand its scope. We are also in the process of establishing a Capacity-Builders Network to coordinate and enhance services. The 2016 Grantmakers Institute will include a new session on different ways to review proposals.