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New Report Stresses Importance of Advocacy for Nonprofits + Need for Grants for Advocacy

Release Date: 
07/13/2010

Last April, Donors Forum and the Listening Post Project, an initiative from the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, convened a group of 20 thought leaders from the region's nonprofit community. Together, we explored the realities of nonprofit involvement in the policy process, the importance of advocacy, and increasing political engagement in order to support the sector.

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.

Find Tweets, Posts, Photos + More About the Donors Forum Luncheon With Nonprofit Leader David La Piana

Release Date: 
06/23/2010

We were excited to welcome almost 600 guests to Donors Forum's 36th Annual Members and Forum Partners luncheon today. The luncheon featured David La Piana, a leading thinker in the sector, speaking on the converging trends that are affecting 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.

Paper Shares Stories of Five Organizations that Apply "Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Practices" to Their Work

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum issued its seminal publication Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices in 2004 as part of its Preserving the Public Trust Initiative. The publication, which offers guidance to nonprofits and grantmakers on governance and management, was updated in 2008 to reflect regulatory and legislative changes made since 2004, and to align with a set of national principles issued by Independent Sector.

Economic Outlook 2010: Program, Staff Cuts for Nonprofits; Reduced Giving by Grantmakers

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum’s recently issued report, Economic Outlook 2010: Illinois Nonprofits and Grantmakers Still Reeling After Rough Year, is based on a Donors Forum survey conducted in November, 2009. It documents the effects of the economy both on grantmakers’ current and planning grantmaking activities, and on nonprofits’ resources, capacities, and future survival strategies.

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