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Donors Forum ( www.donorsforum.org ) leverages the collective power of philanthropy and nonproﬁtsto improve lives and strengthen communities. Founded in 1974, Donors Forum is the only membershipassociation in Illinois for funders and nonproﬁts of all kinds, as well as their advisors and consultants.Some 1,200 organizations and individuals belong to Donors Forum, and thousands more beneﬁt fromits services and resources, some of which are free. Donors Forum is based in Chicago but serves the entirestate. It is a hub for connection and collaboration as well as a source of programs, workshops, research,publications and other tools—including a free Library in Chicago and six Philanthropy Centers in differentIllinois locations—that strengthen the effectiveness of philanthropy and nonproﬁts.Through public policy advocacy as well as public and media relations, Donors Forum also serves as a leaderand voice for philanthropy and nonproﬁts, protecting and promoting their critical missions and work.Find more details about all Donors Forum offers and about the value of becoming a Member, ForumPartner, or Associate Member: www.donorsforum.org ,firstname.lastname@example.org , or (888) 578-0090.
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