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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Board Composition and Recruitment – Accelerating Board Diversity for Greater Impact
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November 2  |  8:45 am - 12:30 pm
at Age Options, 1048 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

November 8  |  8:45 am - 12:30 pm
at Triton College, 2000 N. Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171 (east side of campus)

Audience:  Board Chairs plus 2 experienced Board members; maximum 3 persons per organization

  • Learn the Nine Steps to Strengthening Your Board – an onboarding cycle of the Board - from cultivating and recruiting new members to engaging leaders who leave a legacy
  • Gain new insights on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Diversity in board composition
    Assess the board structure and onboarding/recruiting process that impacts diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Generate concrete onboarding actions and a diversity goal statement

Registration required. $25 per person.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Chadri, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Senior Executives Roundtable

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 Executives Roundtable:
12:00 to 1:30 Luncheons

  • December 11
    Holiday Breakfast

Volunteer Meet & Match

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

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