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One of the most frequently-asked questions we hear at CNE is “how do I start a nonprofit”? From personal experience to perceived community need to a desire to share resources, people consider starting a nonprofit organization for…Read More
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Even though they share the moniker, no two dads are exactly alike. Which makes it no surprise that each father and/or influential male in our lives has a little something different to instill upon us. Here are a few…Read More
Each fall CNE hosts Philanthropy Day as a way to bring together a diverse audience to celebrate, educate and motivate stakeholders from the nonprofit sector.
This year we are honored to welcome…Read More
CNE was not around in 1991 when the UVa. Women’s Basketball team played for the National Championship, so we…Read More
Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil may have been a bit off the mark yet again when on February 2 this year he promised a greener season would be fast approaching. More than six weeks later, no thanks to Phil, spring has…Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that is if you…Read More
Think about the leaders at your nonprofit. Did you immediately picture the Executive Director? Were you focused on the President and CEO? Was the first person who came to mind the Board Chair? The people in these roles do…Read More
Last summer, Charlottesville City Council began a review of the Agency Budget Review Team (ABRT) process – the process by which the City funds nonprofits. The City is looking at how to revise the process to bring further alignment between grant awards to nonprofits and the City’s strategic priorities.
Earlier this…Read More
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week. Volunteer Week is set for April 7-13, 2019. The internet abounds with suggestions for recognizing volunteers. But three ideas stood out… Read More
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, REI helps leaders and organizations understand the underlying framework of racism….Read More
As the current government shutdown continues, federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay are struggling. Many people are looking for temporary work, relocating to live with family, and trying to maintain their homes and favorable credit scores. Those who rely on government services which have been…Read More
As nonprofits, our bread and butter is community engagement. We must effectively engage clients, community partners, donors, elected officials, and other stakeholders to provide essential services. This is one way we make a stronger community. On occasion, an opportunity arises to make our collective voices heard,…Read More
We’re excited to share that we’ve added two new members to the CNE team this year, both of whom have deep nonprofit experience and community knowledge. Introducing…Read More
With its short dreary days, year-end fundraising crunch, and pressure to make the most of our time with friends and family, the holiday season can get some of us down. But we can and should work against the effects of the…Read More
If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit, CNE’s updated Starting a Nonprofit Toolkit is a great place to begin. Our toolkit provides information on what it means to be a nonprofit and questions to ask to determine…Read More
Nonprofits compete with corporations for talented and skilled staff. But as our regional 2017 Compensation and Benefits Report suggests, nonprofits are not competitive in compensation. The sector has relied on recruiting mission-focused employees, but with the growth of for-profit social enterprise, this…Read More
Each fall we celebrate the vibrant nonprofit community and the transformational power of philanthropy in Central Virginia. This year we were thrilled to welcome Vu Le, the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, to share his insights on…Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! We at CNE want to add our voice of gratitude and appreciation. We are thankful for our nonprofit members who are deeply passionate about their work and strive tirelessly to serve communities across Central Virginia. We’re thankful for
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, its board of directors, and its staff condemn in the strongest voice the recent murders of members of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and the African American citizens in Kentucky….Read More