Large Nonprofits Struggle to Provide Services While Locked Out of Pandemic Aid

Bryan Zarou, director of public policy and advocacy at Forefront, a statewide association representing grant-makers and nonprofit organizations, said that while philanthropic organizations...

Tags: COVID-19, Illinois

GOP tax plan could cut billions in charitable donations

"Many of these groups that were hard-hit that didn’t receive funding — many of them still haven’t received funding,” said Anita Banerji, director of public policy for Forefront, a statewide membership association for nonprofits and foundations....

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Illinois

We have too many nonprofits. Here's why that matters.

Some say the number of nonprofits isn't the issue; it's that the sector could work more efficiently if some organizations teamed up.

Tags: Illinois, State Budget

Rating the rater: How accurate is Charity Navigator?

Charity Navigator and similar rating sites offer “only one facet” of an organization—finances—says Delia Coleman, vice president of strategy and policy at Forefront, a group that represents funders and nonprofits, with offices in Chicago and...

Tags: Illinois, Watchdogs

Forefront offers peer learning networks for nonprofits

Capacity building efforts can include a broad range of approaches, including participating in professional training and development sessions, exploring collaboration with other nonprofits and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Tags: Illinois, Capacity Building

Foundations Show Signs of Moving Beyond ‘Overhead Myth’

Many of the efforts to craft new financing approaches are young and have not yet produced dramatic change.

Tags: Illinois, California, Overhead, Indirect Costs

Foundation Leaders: Philanthropic Investments Can't Close IL Budget Gap

Speaking at a Tuesday press conference, representatives from the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Donors Forum, the Polk Bros.

Tags: Illinois, State Budgets

Illinois’s Donors Forum Challenges SOI of State Budget Cuts

The Illinois Donors Forum, which serves as both the state’s nonprofit association and grantmakers association, is pursuing a different strategy than Connecticut’s with the issuance of three reports demonstrating the social value of state-...

Tags: Illinois, SOI, Impact, Economic Impact

The spirit of holiday giving

Giving Tuesday – which is today – falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a designated day of giving to charity.

Tags: Illinois, Giving, GivingTuesday

Early Signs Point to Another Big Growth Year for Giving Tuesday

Nearly 18,000 corporate, civic, and charity partners have registered to participate in Giving Tuesday, launched in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, in New York City. 

Tags: Illinois, Maryland, Giving, GivingTuesday


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