Sponsorship Opportunities

Do Good for the Community.

Support the Illinois social impact sector

Forefront builds a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois

Over 1,100 members strong, Forefront (formerly Donors Forum) is the nation’s only and largest statewide membership association that brings nonprofits and grantors together – as well as public agencies, advisors, and sector allies – to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois.

Given today’s challenging philanthropic landscape, Forefront is arming its Members with the best tools, knowledge, and resources so they may continue to provide critically needed services to our state’s citizens and communities. We provide the education, advocacy, thought leadership, and project management to attract investment to the sector, develop top talent, improve systems and policies, and build organizational capacity. In doing so, Forefront directly helps our Members educate children, shelter the homeless, enrich the arts, and address a host of other critical issues to create healthier and more vibrant communities throughout Illinois.


Why sponsor Forefront

The social impact sector makes up the third largest workforce in the United States – ͔behind only retail trade and manufacturing. It is a sector that manages over $3 trillion in assets. And a sector that provides the critical safety net for each of our communities. Moreover, it is a highly-engaged sector that thrives on networking and as such enjoys a highly visible and expansive reach. 

Sponsoring Forefront’s work increases your organization’s brand awareness and support for Illinois’ nonprofit and philanthropic community. There are a number of ways to maximize branding opportunities throughout our programming each year. From sponsoring our Leadership Institute to supporting educational programs for our nonprofit members, you’ll find these opportunities to be an impactful investment.

Sponsoring will also allow you to:

  • Build long-term relationships with key nonprofit decision-makers
  • Enhance your brand awareness
  • Create a valuable investment for your organization through a presence at our Annual Event
  • Increase the nonprofit community’s awareness of your organization through affiliation with Forefront
  • Highlight and reinforce your organization’s position as a community leader at the forefront of social change


Sponsorship is available at a variety of levels. Email sponsorship@myforefront.org for more information.

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