Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) works with nonprofit staff, board and volunteers to think strategically and function more effectively.

Programs & Resources

Our suite of services listed below work together. Join the community of nonprofits who’ve partnered with us!

Workshops by a network of local capacity builders and others.


Take advantage of our calendar of webinars and workshops from a network of local capacity builders and others.

Pen and Graph Showing Resources


Explore resources to strengthen your nonprofit, such as an Organizational Development Grant, coaching and peer groups for executive directors, training toolkits and roundtables for boards of directors, current RFPs and grant opportunities, plus searchable online learning libraries.

Collaboration and Consulting with Michelle Slade


Consider the opportunities for consulting support – from complimentary consultations with CNE staff to our searchable directory of paid consultants, or pro bono consulting from Stanford ACT business school alumni.

LEAD Graduate Pearl Sanchez - LEAD Institute

LEAD Institute

Invigorate and build the leadership skills of your key management staff at LEAD Institute, our 10-month professional development program for nonprofits serving the diverse communities of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Learn more.

Anna Foglia Sun Street CentersWhen you put it all together, the Community Foundation is a crucial resource to us and an important part of our enhancement as an organization. – Anna Foglia, CEO, Sun Street Centers