Good Works Connect

Good Works CONNECT is an online community space and virtual resource center connecting the good work that nonprofits do in Illinois.

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Urgent: Protect Giving! Take Action by Signing a Letter to Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act with a bipartisan vote in July, but the Senate did not take a vote on the bill before adjourning for the elections. We are continuing to put pressure on Congress during "lame duck session" (starting Nov. 12) because they may vote on the following provisions:

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IL Getting Ready to Give Big on Giving Tuesday

We give thanks on Thanksgiving, go to the mall on Black Friday, and browse the web on Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday (this year on December 2), nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Featured Resources

The Foundation Center's Funding Information Network

The Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 470 Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries. Use this map to find a network location near you.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes

Blue Avocado article containing concise overview of the state-of-the-art in succession thinking and planning.

Evaluating Social Innovation

The philanthropic sector has been experimenting with innovative grantmaking in the hopes of triggering significant and sustainable change. FSG’s latest research report, collaboratively written with the Center for Evaluation Innovation, challenges grantmakers to explore the use of Developmental Evaluation when evaluating complex, dynamic, and emergent initiatives. 

Window of Work for Engaging Volunteers  

This resource includes a template for the Window of Work with instructions on how to use it. This simple yet powerful tool can provide salaried employees with information about each knowledge philanthropist, what motivates them and what they want to learn. From this information, salaried employees can develop a perfect role that is win-win for the knowledge philanthropist AND the organization.
 

Board Service Option Form 

This document is very valuable to nonprofits that need to engage their board members in the process of Development--including committing to and fulfilling their own personal financial contributions.
 

 

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As of January 2014, Donors Forum has taken over leadership of Good Works CONNECT, including the Good Works CONNECT website and all network activities.

To join Good Works CONNECT, we ask that you email us with your name, title, organization, address, email, and phone number.

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