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Join us 6/20 for our 40th Anniversary Annual Luncheon!

Release Date: 
04/24/2014

On behalf of our Board Chair, Donald A. Cooke, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and our 40th Anniversary Co-chairs Merri Ex, President and CEO of Family Focus, and Ernest Vasseur, Executive Director of the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, we invite you to join more than 600 of your nonprofit and philanthropy colleagues to commemorate Donors Forum’s 40th anniversary Annual Luncheon!

Guest Post: Heather Peeler on Finding the Right Message to Move the Field

Release Date: 
03/24/2014

Those of us seeking to disrupt the nonprofit starvation cycle and change practice around overhead caps recognize that if we want to see field-wide change, then we need to fine-tune our messaging.

Eric Weinheimer Named New President and CEO of Donors Forum

Release Date: 
03/14/2014

The Board of Directors of Donors Forum announced Eric Weinheimer as the new President and CEO of Donors Forum, effective July 1, 2014. He will succeed Valerie S. Lies, who will retire on June 30 after 27 years in that position. Mr. Weinheimer is currently President and CEO of The Cara Program, a nationally recognized, Chicago-based nonprofit that provides training, job placement, and support services to adults in Chicago struggling with poverty.

Guest Post: Communicating Our Impact, Improving Transparency, Creating Networks: A Shoutout to Public Health Funders

Release Date: 
02/06/2014

In an effort to facilitate communication and increase our ability to be more transparent and effective, several Illinois public health trained program officers* began working within the American Public Health Association (APHA).

New Report on Collective Action Initiatives in Illinois Provides a Tool to Connect and Learn

Release Date: 
02/05/2014

Donors Forum has released Engaging for Greater Impact: A Review of Collective Action Initiatives in Illinois, the first inventory of its kind in Illinois focused on identifying collective action initiatives around the state.

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