• Members, we need your help in organizing tables for the Chicago Community Trust's 2015 On the Table initiative. Get details here.

  • The Children's Clinic, a Member since 2010, provides high-quality medical, dental, and social services to children whose families are unable to afford the cost of private health care.

  • Check out our new LibGuides on prospect research, FC's Funding Information Network, nonprofit jobs + careers, and The Library’s collection of resources. Access the Guides here.

  • Are we seeing a shift in public sentiment about philanthropy? Will philanthropy be a target of reform for the new Congress? Read the latest Emerging Idea here.

  • Grantmakers, join your Donors Forum Member colleagues and "get on the map" -- to improve the quality, timeliness, and availability of rich grants data. Read more here.

Library

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Advocacy Center

No matter the level of your experience, no matter the size of your organization, Donors Forum helps you connect advocacy to your mission.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are now available for Donors Forum’s 41st Annual Luncheon on Thurs., June 18.

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Whether you are a grantmaker, operating nonprofit, or advisor, Donors Forum can help you to be effective, strategic, and make the maximum impact.

Upcoming Events

Mar
31

Join grantmaker colleagues for a discussion of ways to use storytelling to advance environmental goals.

Mar
31

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases, NOZA and ResearchPoint (WealthPoint), which you can access free in the Library.

Mar
31

What’s the best thing that happened at the last workshop you attended? Was it the new connections you made, or the conversation that took place with a colleague in the parking lot? Truth is, these were probably the most interesting conversations you had while you were there. Want more opportunities like those? If so, our OpenSpace convening is just the place for you.

Apr
1

Building trusting relationships between donors and social purpose organizations is one of the perpetual challenges of our sector. How can we move toward better communication and stronger relationships in the context of an inherently unequal dynamic?

Apr
7

At this free orientation, you'll receive a tutorial on using prospecting databases and an overview of the Library's reference collection.

Apr
8

What’s the best thing that happened at the last workshop you attended? Was it the new connections you made, or the conversation that took place with a colleague in the parking lot? Truth is, these were probably the most interesting conversations you had while you were there. Want more opportunities like those? If so, our OpenSpace convening is just the place for you.