Nonprofits Benefit from Combining CNE Resources

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) works with agencies to build their organizational strength, leadership and sustainability. The CNE recognizes that each organization has unique challenges, so it offers services and opportunities they can combine in ways that are most effective for them.

Staff from Loaves, Fishes and Computers have been regular attendees at CNE workshops, and now their Executive Director has joined the Executive Directors’ Learning Community for more in-depth support.

Friends of Parents Place first received an Organizational Development grant to develop a sustainability plan, then participated in the Strategic Partnership Project to work with long-term partners towards a joint plan of action. They are now participants in our Individual Donor Development Institute, a key element of that plan.

Organizations calling in for a quick consultation may end up connecting with a consultant from our database, finding a good online resource on our website, or learning about a local nonprofit whose experience can serve as a guide. Legal Services for Seniors has successfully combined several CNE services, as noted in a recent email:

Your support and willingness to work with us, workshops on planned giving, social media and individual donors, online resources, personal conversations and meetings, Organizational Development grants for materials and donor stewardship software, are all combining to help us make our goal of long-term organizational sustainability an obtainable reality.

– Phillip Geiger, Legal Services for Seniors

We invite local nonprofits to take advantage of the wealth of tools offered through the CNE to help them connect, lead and thrive. To sign up for the monthly nonprofit enews, learn about workshops, funding opportunities and other resources, visit