Strategic Plan Feedback

As part of CNE's strategic planning process, we're engaging our members, partners, and communities to provide feedback and input for CNE's future. We're excited to share our draft Mission, Vision, and Values, as well as our evolving strategic priorities, below. We expect to finalize these items in the next few weeks and welcome member and other stakeholder feedback at the bottom or sidebar of this page.

Mission, Vision, & Values


Current: We strengthen nonprofits to realize the potential of our communities.

Draft: We are a champion, learning partner, and advisor for Virginia nonprofits.



Current: Strong Nonprofits. Strong Communities.

Draft: Equitable, thriving, and just communities powered by healthy nonprofits.





We do and say the things that strengthen the social impact sector, even when they are hard, and we stand with those who bravely build community.


We commit to equitable community and sector outcomes and will realize them through learning, sharing, skill-building, and action.


We partner across sectors and geographies to achieve more together for the communities we serve than we can on our own.


We are adaptable and forward-thinking, we act with humility, and we strive for learning and growth, not perfection.


Strategic Priorities


Share Resources

Ensure easy access to curated resources so nonprofits can boost their performance.

Foster Belonging

Foster a sense of belonging among nonprofits so we each can grow together.

Redress Inequities

Redress sector inequities to unleash the full power of nonprofits and communities.

Improve Outcomes

Build sector knowledge and connections that lead to better community outcomes.


Within each of these priorities we have identified specific, actionable goals. We’d be delighted to share more if interested. Please feel free to be in touch if you’d like more information.