Center for Nonprofit Excellence


Whether you need informal consulting, professional coaching or a consultant referral, the CNE is your link to resources to benefit your organization.

Consultation with CNE Staff

We offer informal, confidential conversations to help you think about new ways to approach challenges in your nonprofit organization. Topics can range from board relations to strategic decisions to leadership questions.

Nonprofit Consultant Directory

Working with a Consultant or Coach

Stanford Alumni Consulting Team

Learn more about pro bono projects with Monterey Bay area nonprofits. Applications accepted each January. Team contact is Alex Lilly.

Mentor Handbook & Toolbox

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence has provided mentor-assisted technical assistance and capacity building support for several cohorts of small organizations over the last several years. We have documented the methods and resources in a Mentor Handbook and Toolbox, used to build future mentor/consulting capacity and contribute to the field.