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Invitation to "America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices" July 21 at University Club of Chicago

Release Date: 
07/12/2010

Andrew Solomon of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has invited Members, Forum Partners, Associate Members, and friends of Donors Forum to a free event and reception, America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices.

Guest Post: Nonprofits + Funders Should Choose Co-Mentoring + Sharing Over "Solo Heroic Martyrdom"

Release Date: 
07/01/2010

Shifting demographics is one of the trends David La Piana highlighted at the recent Donors Forum Annual Luncheon. Baby boomers are retiring, Generation X is moving into leadership positions, and the eldest of Generation Y turn 30 this year and are well into their careers.

Illinois Nonprofits Urged to Join Forces as State Budget Crisis Worsens

Release Date: 
06/10/2010

"What kind of state do you want for yourself, and more importantly, for those that follow you? We need leaders in government whose vision extends beyond the next election. We also need leaders in education and the nonprofit sector whose vision extends beyond their own niche – leaders who understand the importance of others in the choppy waters as they struggle to stay afloat."

Up to 15,000 Illinois Nonprofits Could Lose their Tax-Exempt Status if They Don't File by May 17

Release Date: 
05/11/2010

Our good friends at the National Council of Nonprofits (to which we belong) are working hard to spread the word: May 17, 2010 is the deadline for nonprofits that have not filed an annual return in the past three years (even those with gross receipts normally under $25,000) to file or face automatic revocation of their tax-exempt status.

Donors Forum CEO Speaks to Legislators on State's Broken Human Services System

Release Date: 
03/02/2010

Donors Forum President and CEO Valerie S. Lies appeared before the Appropriations-Human Services Committee at the Illinois General Assembly. Lies spoke about the State's broken human services system, calling for legislators to “pursue sources of new, stable, fair, and diversified revenue.”

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