Advisor Events

Sep
11

Advocacy 101 for Nonprofits

No matter what your organization's size or experience, you can connect advocacy to your mission. Join colleagues at this workshop to build your advocacy know-how.

Sep
15

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (Sep 15)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using the Foundation Center's research database, Foundation Directory Online.

Sep
17

Evaluation 101 (Sep)

Learn key terms, concepts, and insights into how funders think about and use evaluation.

Sep
24

Individual Giving 201 (Sep)

Polish the skills required to take your individual fundraising strategies to the next level.

Sep
25

The State of Philanthropy Consulting: Data from the Domain

Join us for a presentation and conversation about the first-ever survey on philanthropy consulting by the Foundation Center, highlighting the responses of over 1,000 grantmakers throughout the United States.

Sep
29

Introduction to Prospect Research (Sep 29)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Sep
30

Breakfast Learning Series (Sep)

Join Rusty Stahl with Talent Philanthropy at this Breakfast Learning Series. This series offers an exclusive opportunity for Donors Forum Members -- grantmakers, operating nonprofits, and advisors -- to do a quick dive into topics of mutual interest.

Oct
5

Architectural Accessibility: Making Your Physical Space Accessible

What types of buildings are covered under the ADA and other applicable codes and laws? Robin Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, will provide information to answers these questions and more.

Oct
6

Webinar: Overview of EBSCO Resources (Oct)

Learn how to quickly access top journal titles and e-books, conduct basic and advanced searches in EBSCO. Although this event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, Donors Forum's Members have remote access and can use EBSCO from the convenience of their office, home, or any location with WiFi.

Oct
13

Introduction to Prospect Research (Oct 13)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Oct
26

Communication Accessibility Planning Ahead for Events and Programs

Robin Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, will provide guidance on communication and event planning to ensure aural, visual, and written content is accessible to all of your audience members.

Oct
27

Introduction to Prospect Research (Oct 27)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Oct
28

Breakfast Learning Series (Oct)

What does Illinois’ investment in air, land, and water yield? As part our Social Return on Investment research, Donors Forum has released The Value of the Environment Sector. Come to learn about what’s in this report, discuss how you can use the information to tell your own story, and hear about the true value of environmental work in our state.

Nov
5

Proposal Writing 101 (Nov)

This full-day introductory workshop focuses on positioning your organization to prepare, write, and submit successful proposals to foundations and corporations.

Nov
9

Behavioral, Memory, and Cognitive Disability Accommodations

Robin Jones, director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, will provide examples of best practices and practical suggestions for how your organization can best serve people with behavioral, memory, and cognitive disabilities, and their families.

Nov
10

Introduction to Prospect Research (Nov 10)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Nov
24

Introduction to Prospect Research (Nov 24)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Dec
15

Introduction to Prospect Research (Dec 15)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Dec
29

Introduction to Prospect Research (Dec 29)

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, which you can access free in the Library.

Jan
12

Proposal Writing 101 (Jan)

This full-day introductory workshop focuses on positioning your organization to prepare, write, and submit successful proposals to foundations and corporations.