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Guest Post: Groupon Grassroots Launches Program for Social Ventures

Release Date: 
06/06/2013

What does it mean to be a social venture? This question probably crosses many people’s minds when they see the words “social venture” or “social enterprise,” often used interchangeably. A social venture is a business or nonprofit whose primary social or environmental mission is supported through revenue from the sale of a product or service. Since April 2012, Groupon Grassroots has introduced more than 11,000 of our subscribers to 19 social ventures, generating $620,000 in sales.

Highlights of the Trib’s Chicago Forward Event on Philanthropy

Release Date: 
03/16/2011

Donors Forum was part of an event sponsored by The Chicago Tribune on March 16. It was part of their new “Chicago Forward” series. Our President and CEO Valerie S. Lies opened the event with a video introduction providing an overview of Chicago-area philanthropy and nonprofits.

Nonprofit Leaders Invited to a Free Seminar June 9 on the Latest "Giving USA" Report

Release Date: 
06/04/2010

Two Donors Forum Partners, Campbell & Company and the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, are inviting Illinois nonprofit leaders to a free seminar presenting the newly released Giving USA 2010, a comprehensive annual report from the Giving USA Foundation on results and trends in philanthropic giving in the U.S.

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