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!
Take advantage of our calendar of webinars and workshops from a network of local capacity builders and others.
Resources & RFPs
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.
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.
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. LEAD Institute will be on hiatus in 2018 and will resume in 2019. Applications will be available in Summer 2018. Read more.
Upcoming Featured Events
- July 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- August 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- September 14 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am
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Organizational Development Grants
Take your nonprofit to the next level with support for one-time activities that build the inner workings of your organization.
Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence