The budget forecast for the State of Illinois carries with it the promise of painful decisions for nonprofit organizations, though how much pain will be felt will be determined by revenue and spending decisions that lie ahead.
Nonprofit Finance Fund's 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey has been released, and Donors Forum would like to share with you data on some of the most important trends affecting the Illinois nonprofit sector this year.
On behalf of our Board Chair, Donald A. Cooke, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and our 40th Anniversary Co-chairs Merri Ex, President and CEO of Family Focus, and Ernest Vasseur, Executive Director of the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, we invite you to join more than 600 of your nonprofit and philanthropy colleagues to commemorate Donors Forum’s 40th anniversary Annual Luncheon!
“Democracy is in trouble,” said Diana Hess, Senior Vice President of the Spencer Foundation, to open a breakfast discussion with Donors Forum's Members and Partners on March 18.
Those of us seeking to disrupt the nonprofit starvation cycle and change practice around overhead caps recognize that if we want to see field-wide change, then we need to fine-tune our messaging.
The Board of Directors of Donors Forum announced Eric Weinheimer as the new President and CEO of Donors Forum, effective July 1, 2014. He will succeed Valerie S. Lies, who will retire on June 30 after 27 years in that position. Mr. Weinheimer is currently President and CEO of The Cara Program, a nationally recognized, Chicago-based nonprofit that provides training, job placement, and support services to adults in Chicago struggling with poverty.
We know that nonprofit organizations that invest adequately in staffing and infrastructure (otherwise known as “overhead”) are better able to carry out their missions, but there are too many roadblocks that prevent nonprofits from strengthening th
Donors Forum kicked off its 40th Anniversary Year on a frigid January 28, when more than 300 Members, Partners, and Associate Members gathered at the Museum of Broadcast Communications for a program and reception.
In an effort to facilitate communication and increase our ability to be more transparent and effective, several Illinois public health trained program officers* began working within the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Donors Forum has released Engaging for Greater Impact: A Review of Collective Action Initiatives in Illinois, the first inventory of its kind in Illinois focused on identifying collective action initiatives around the state.