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
- Human resources
- Systems and infrastructure
- Governance and structure
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!
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
Organizational Strategies for Addressing Racial Bias
Developing a Fundraising Strategy
Grant Writing 101 (for small nonprofits)
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
Leading through Change and Disruptions
Understanding your Environment – Landscape