Social Innovation Roundtable

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am
Location Title: 

The Social Innovation Roundtable will focus on how the B Impact Assessment can be used by nonprofits, civic institutions, foundations and other organizations to assess impact and create social good.   Be part of the conversation of how Chicago can promote effective social impact investing and social enterprises to meet our challenges.   Our panelist will include leaders in government, business, and philanthropy.

Environmental Policy Briefing

Thursday, January 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location Title: 
Conference Call

In response to the election and our new administration, and at the request of our grantmaking members, Forefront will be hosting funder policy briefings related to potential policy changes that might occur under a new administration.


Introduction to Prospect Research: Individual Donor Databases (Chicago 12/13)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Location Title: 
Forefront Large Conference Room

At this free orientation, you will receive an introduction to Forefront Library, prospect research, and resources that prospect research for individual donors. Learn how to craft search queries with the assistance of our librarians.


42nd Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
11:15am to 1:30pm
Location Title: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago

At the Luncheon, we will honor Donald A. Cooke's many contributions to both the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in Chicago. He will be joined by world-renowned musician -- and friend -- Yo-Yo Ma. This event is open to everyone, regardless of Membership in Forefront.

Additional information: 

Reception: 11:15 - Noon
Luncheon and Program: Noon - 1:30 pm

Registration is now closed.


Introduction to CCAPS

Monday, February 22, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location Title: 
Large Conference Room

Forefront's Education Group will host an informational session to provide background on the role of CCAPS and discuss current initiatives.


Evaluation 101 (Oct)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location Title: 
The Brinson Foundation

Are you overwhelmed by evaluation? Let's demystify it! You'll leave this workshop with an understanding of how evaluations can fits your organization.



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