The Donors Forum Library will be closed for construction beginning March 12, with a tentative re-opening date of May 1. Our Librarians will still be available to fulfill research requests during this time. Email Member411@donorsforum.org, Partner411@donorsforum.org, or AssociateMember411@donorsforum.org; or call 312-327-8921.
Register now for our 40th Anniversary Luncheon on 6/20! The Luncheon is open to all, regardless of membership in Donors Forum. Join more than 600 of your nonprofit and philanthropy colleagues to commemorate our 40th anniversary, and to celebrate the achievements of President and CEO Valerie S. Lies, who will retire on June 30 after 27 years at Donors Forum. Attorney General Lisa Madigan will share her remarks on Donors Forum's leadership role in the sector. Register by 5/20 for discounts.
Behind the state budget curtain: Doug Schenkelberg, our Vice President of Public Policy, pulls back the curtain on the state budget and shares his insight here. You can also read about our 2014 State Budget Forum with Rich Miller from Capitol Fax and Crain’s Chicago Business here.
Check out our report on collective action initiatives in Illinois, a first-of-its-kind inventory. Cross-sector work has proliferated in recent years because many problems are just too big and complex for any single organization, government agency, business, institution, or leader to solve. Our report aims to help all sectors learn from others engaged in initiatives with diverse stakeholders. Read more and download the report here.