members.

we are university-led

meet the members who call iSPI home.

The University of Illinois Springfield provides Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial support through the Center for State Policy and Leadership and the Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center for State Policy and Leadership provides guidance on the Social Innovation program's focus on the implementation of recommendations from its seminal document, Sangamon Success. Members receiving business incubation can meet for office hours with faculty from the Center for Entrepreneurship.  

Forefront is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and their allies. They provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. They host capacity-building workshops and seminars at Innovate Springfield supporting social innovation among nonprofits and community organizations in the region. 

Sarah Tapscott, Forefront

Forefront is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and their allies. They provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. They host capacity-building workshops and seminars at Innovate Springfield supporting social innovation among nonprofits and community organizations in the region. 

Sarah Tapscott, Forefront

Forefront is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and their allies. They provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. They host capacity-building workshops and seminars at Innovate Springfield supporting social innovation among nonprofits and community organizations in the region. 

Sarah Tapscott, Forefront

Forefront is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and their allies. They provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. They host capacity-building workshops and seminars at Innovate Springfield supporting social innovation among nonprofits and community organizations in the region. 

Sarah Tapscott, Forefront

advisory growth panel

catalyzing business growth in the greater Springfield area.

The Innovate Springfield Advisory Growth Panel program is available for Innovate Springfield members and qualified entrepreneurs, businesses, and business startups in the Springfield area. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis, wtih a team of expert volunteer advisors providing free strategy and guidance for applications that are accepted.

 

Innovate Springfield seeks a diverse group of experts, spanning industries and areas of expertise to provide holistic support to those seeking strategy. If you're an expert/leader in your industry and have an interest in volunteering your time to participate in the advisory growth panel, please complete the following intake form.