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

CNE Office Hours was piloted in 2022 to provide an easy access point for Monterey County nonprofits to engage with CNE staff for guidance, problem solving, resources and referrals.

Do you have a leadership question, challenge, or opportunity on your mind? Use this link to book the time that is most convenient for you to meet for up to one hour with CNE staff, either on Zoom or in the Monterey Office.

Join us during Office Hours

  • On the space provided on the sign-up form, please share the reason you’re connecting with us.
  • Sessions are confidential.
  • Not more than 1 person per organization per appointment.

Nonprofit Consultant Directory

Working with a Consultant or Coach

Pro Bono Consulting Opportunities

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.