Connecting Nonprofits with Resources

SocialEnterpriseTo lead and thrive, today's nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers require information and professional development opportunities that are accessible, high-quality and focused on their greatest needs. The CNE offers:

Building Nonprofit Leadership

LeadershipWorking with Boards of Directors, Executive Directors and emerging nonprofit leaders, we provide the nonprofit sectors' creative and professional leaders with tools, information, connections and resources to take their organizations to new levels of strength, vision and effectiveness. Take advantage of:

Thriving in the New Economic Reality

CollageThe changing and challenging economic, social, and political circumstances surrounding nonprofits demand new strategies and a renewed ability to forge strong working relationships within the sector and beyond. CNE provides resources to build organizational resilience and position nonprofits to take advantage of new opportunities such as:

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) takes a strategic, networked approach to building nonprofit leadership, supporting excellence in management and connecting organizations with high-quality resources to thrive in changing circumstances. 

Based on input from a wide range of local and regional partners and what we've learned in over a decade of supporting nonprofits, the CNE anticipates the high priority needs of the nonprofit sector. Questions? please contact CNE staff:

Kaki Rusmore

Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence / 831.375.9712 x124


Susie Polnaszek

Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence / 831.375.9712 x138

Special thanks to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for their generous support of the CNE.