Operating Nonprofit Events

Sep
8

Conversations with Nonprofits on Capitalization and Community

A candid conversation designed to engage local arts and cultural nonprofit leaders in a dialogue about working with board, staff, and funders to achieve stronger financial health and vibrancy.

Sep
9

Conversations with Nonprofits on Capitalization and Community

Registration for this event is now closed.

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

Renew Your Commitment to Inclusion

Come to this free session with Irene Bowen, author of the updated “Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits,” published by the Chicago Community Trust, to learn about opportunities to be more inclusive in all your activities.

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
15

Building a Great #ILGive Campaign: Storytelling Marketing

This webinar will teach you how to build a successful #ILGive campaign around the inspiring stories of the work you do every day.

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
24

Green for Green

Join leaders from ComEd and other energy organizations to learn about funding to support energy efficiency.

Sep
28

Proper Interaction with People with Disabilities

Participants in this free workshop will learn methods for ensuring appropriate responses to those who may require assistance, and/or who may do things differently than you.

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
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
15

Individual Giving 101 (Oct)

Learn top techniques, strategies, and skills for turning prospects into donors.

Oct
21

Coffee Connection for New Operating Nonprofit Members (Oct)

You'll learn more about the resources available to you and meet others in the Donors Forum community.

Oct
21

Creating a Culturally Relevant #ILGive Campaign

Get ready to rally your community by participating in this webinar designed for nonprofits that have culturally diverse donors and supporters.

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.

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