• Impact Excellence
    • 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  

Volunteer Meet & Match

Thanks to everyone who made the 2018 Volunteer Meet & Match a success!

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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.  

2019 Half-Day Sessions:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

February 26

Organizational Strategies for Addressing Racial Bias
and Advancing Racial Equity

June 11 

Developing a Fundraising Strategy

September 24

Grant Writing 101 (for small nonprofits)

October TBD 

Board Recruitment

November 12

Enhancing Your Volunteer Program


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.

2019 Senior Executive Roundtables:
12:00 to 1:30 Luncheons

March 21

Leading through Change and Disruptions

August 27

Understanding your Environment – Landscape
and Marketing Analysis

December 11

Holiday Breakfast



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