Grantmaker Events

Sep
8

Continuing Conversations with Funders on Capitalization and Community

This workshop revisits the 2013 Conversation with Funders on Capitalization and Community to achieve stronger financial health and vibrancy of the arts and cultural organizations they fund.

Sep
9

Corporate Committee Planning Forum 2015

The annual planning forum is a great opportunity to share your ideas, network with colleagues, and help keep programs relevant and valuable to your work.

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
16

CADEDV Planning Forum

Chicago Area Donors to End Domestic Violence (CADEDV) will host a planning retreat to define programs for the 2015-2016 program year.

Sep
17

Evaluation 101 (Sep)

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

Sep
21

Webinar: Strengthening the Grant Review Process

Two foundations will present review strategies that they have found to be effective.

Sep
22

Informing the CCSR Research Agenda

The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) invites your input as they develop their next research agenda to inform and assess policy and practice in the Chicago Public Schools.

Sep
23

Creating the Future of Education Today: How National Fdns Are Driving Innovation

Join grantmaker colleagues to hear from leading national funders about how districts, nonprofits, and tech companies across the country are breaking down barriers to reinvent education.

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
2

Advocacy 201: Evaluating Advocacy: Measuring What Counts (Oct)

This workshop will provide participants with the skills to develop metrics for success as well as a long-term vision for the impact of your organization's advocacy.

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
7

IssueLab: Grantmaker Briefing on New Tools from Foundation Center

An opportunity to learn about Foundation Center resources that will be helpful to you as a grantmaker and to the grantees you serve. We will showcase IssueLab, which works to more effectively gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector.

Oct
13

Community Foundation Basics Boot Camp (10/13/15)

An overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation, emphasizing the board’s role. This is a good overview for not only board members but new staff as well.

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
20

Philanthropy, Disability, and Diversity: Opportunities for Leadership

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, how inclusive is philanthropy in the Chicago region?

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.

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