Grantmaking

Tell the Future Mayor What Matters to You, and Why You – and Other Nonprofits and Grantmakers – Matter to Chicago!

Release Date: 
03/11/2011

On the heels of our annual lobby day in Washington D.C., Donors Forum wants to remind grantmakers and nonprofits of the ongoing importance of engaging with public officials. The mayoral election ushers in the promise of a new era for Chicago; as a city, Chicago faces many challenges, but this new administration also offers nonprofits and foundations an opportunity to build new critical relationships. We encourage you to submit ideas to Mayor-elect Emmanuel here on how to make Chicago better.

Economic Outlook 2011: Signs of Recovery But Challenges Persist

Release Date: 
03/01/2011

Donors Forum has released its annual economic outlook report, based on survey responses from grantmaking Members and nonprofit Forum Partners. The survey indicates that – consistent with wider economic trends – there are some signs of improvement: fewer grantmakers reported a decrease in assets and fewer nonprofits reported revenue declines.

DF Associate Members in Forbes: Philanthropy Advisors Can Help Ensure Short- and Long-Term Effectiveness

Release Date: 
12/16/2010

Several Associate Members of Donors Forum were quoted in an article on Forbes.com on the role that professional advisors can play in helping individuals and families make their philanthropy the most effective.

New Essay Serves as Call to Action for Forging a New Compact in Illinois

Release Date: 
11/24/2010

How do we move from a system weighed down by mistrust and inefficiency to a new agreement in which all stakeholders work together to provide effective, high-quality services that truly reflect the needs of Illinoisans?

Guest Post: Chicago-Based Issue Lab is a Wealth of Nonprofit Research From Across the Nation -- And It's Free!

Release Date: 
11/11/2010

Ask anyone at a gathering of nonprofit professionals whether they think its a good idea to share information and you will get a resounding yes. It sounds like a no-brainer right? I mean, why recreate the wheel if you don't have to? The more you know about what works and what doesn't, about how other nonprofits are addressing the issues that are core to your mission, or how different foundations are approaching our toughest social problems, the better you are at your own job.

Guest Post: Grantmakers Need to Focus on Growing Impact, Not Size

Release Date: 
11/11/2010

Innovation and scale are key themes in several high-profile federal initiatives, including the Social Innovation Fund and the Promise Neighborhoods program, and even in Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to Newark public schools. These efforts respond to a growing feeling that current approaches to improve health, education, and economic opportunities are not having the desired impact.

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