CNE & the Obici Healthcare Foundation

Welcome to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)! CNE’s nonprofit-centered approach has given us the opportunity to partner with the Obici Healthcare Foundation to offer a variety of services and learning opportunities at no cost across a spectrum of topics relevant to nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers working within Obici's service area.


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Technical Assistance

  • Do you have questions about board governance, organizational structure, fundraising, legal compliance, or general nonprofit management? Ask CNE! We are here to provide resources and/or thought partnership when you need it. Think of us as a nonprofit help desk.

Upcoming Programs

  • Equitable Human Resources Practice Series: click here to learn more and register!

Board Education Sessions

  • 30 minutes of content and discussion during a regularly scheduled board meeting on a core governance topic such as the board’s roles and responsibilities, shared leadership, the board’s role in philanthropy, or financial leadership.

Leaders Circles

  • Leadership Circles are facilitated small groups of nonprofit professionals who meet on a monthly basis. These circles provide a confidential setting in which peers can discuss and solve real-time problems with real-world experience. Contact us to learn more about our circle for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders and peer-to-peer learning for Executive Directors.

CNE Member Benefits

Obici also provides access to the following at no cost. Contact Fiona Charles, Obici Program Officer, to learn more:

  • Catchafire – matches projects (e.g. graphic and web design, setting up a tech platform) with pro bono skilled volunteers. Here is a short video on how it works.
  • The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) – an online database of over 12 million grants. With the database, nonprofits can find detailed information on grantmakers who fund in specific geographic areas, focus areas, populations, and more.
  • DonorSearch – supports a major donor strategy with access to 25+ databases highlighting detailed analytics to target ask amounts based on past philanthropy, wealth, SEC stock transactions, real estate, and other factors. This search tool provides insight into which organizations a donor supports and can help identify prospective donors.


CNE uses the 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector as a framework for our trainings and services. Please visit the 7AP website to learn more.