• 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
April 2019

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.  

2018 Half-Day Sessions:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

January 30

Advancing Equity and Systems Change

April 18, 4-8 pm at West Cook YMCA 

 Volunteer Meet and Match

June 12

Theory of Change and Logic Models

September 25 

Using Data for Fundraising Analytics

November 13

Enhancing your Volunteer Program

October 13 & 20

Board Boot Camps


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.

2018 Senior Executive Roundtables:
12:00 to 1:30 Luncheons

March 20

Strategic Investments in Technology

May 15

Winning Strategies – Stakeholder and Competitor Landscape Analysis

August 28

Getting Others to Follow You – Acting and Speaking with Power

December 11

Holiday Breakfast



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