• Our Impact Excellence Program is integral to our commitment to serve as a local resource and a trusted, valued partner within the community.

      Contact Elizabeth Chadri at 708-848-1560 or by e-mail: echadri@oprfcf.org for more information.

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Impact Excellence

As part of our goal to strengthen the nonprofit sector’s impact on the overall quality of life in our community, the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation offers a series of capacity building programs for local nonprofits.

These programs address core elements of capacity building such as an organization’s

  • Mission, vision and goals
  • Strategy
  • Human resources
  • Systems and infrastructure
  • Governance and structure
  • Culture

Our Impact Excellence Program provides multiple opportunities for capacity building to non-profits serving Oak Park-River Forest including:

  • Quarterly Half-day Seminars 

  • Senior Executive Roundtables

  • Special events aimed at providing additional resources to non-profits 
  • Targeted technical assistance to address non-profit capacity building needs  

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Succession Planning

May 16, 2017

Luncheon session-- open to Executive Directors and Board members of local agencies only.

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Half Day Seminars

Extended workshops provided to local nonprofit organizations based on needs identified by nonprofits themselves as well as Foundation staff.  Seminars are open to staff and Board members.  

2017 Half-Day Sessions:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Effective Program Evaluation Approaches and Tools
June 13

Developing a Communication Strategy for your Organization: Stories worth telling; Storytelling toolkits
September 26

Enhancing Your Volunteer Program
November 14

Board Boot Camps
October 14 and 28

Senior Executive Roundtables

Informal opportunities for Executive Directors, CEOs and Presidents to meet with peers to network, share best practices as well as participate in facilitated discussions on selected non-profit topics.

2017 Senior Executive Roundtables:
12:00 to 1:30 

Succession Planning
May 16

Back Office Shared Services: Options for Cost Sharing and Saving
August 29

Holiday Breakfast
December 12

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