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Strengthen your Organization.

Achieve your Mission.

CNE is a member-driven community resource that supports all nonprofits. That means we have programs and resources to help any organization, no matter its size or budget.

If you need to stay up-to-date on leading practices and the latest happenings in the sector, or if you want to build your community network, CNE can help.


CNE invests in nonprofits and the people who power them – staff, board members and volunteers. If you’re looking to build knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing, fundraising, or finance, or if you need to better understand board roles and responsibilities, CNE can help.


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Prior to CNE, nonprofits were doing really good work, but they did not all have the resources to excel. CNE creates an equal opportunity to resources that strengthen area nonprofits and subsequently the community at large. Educate. Develop. Facilitate. Connect. Advise. Inspire. That is CNE at work for our whole community.

Erika Viccellio, Executive Director, The Fountain Fund

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.