In August 2004, with the assistance of a grant from the Community Foundation, the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) was founded as a program of Rockford College. NICNE’s mission is to build a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector critical to a healthy community. NICNE aspires to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to reach the highest levels of service and management excellence, providing education, training, information, consultation, and resource support.
This year the Community Foundation is pleased to be the sponsor of NICNE’s Leadership Cafe through a grant from the Community Needs Fund. Happening the last Wednesday of the month at noon, these monthly roundtable discussions focus on critical and cutting-edge issues in nonprofit leadership, governance, and operation.