Our Missionstaff

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence strengthens Southern Colorado’s nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy and collaboration.


Our History

For over twenty years, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has been serving the Pikes Peak nonprofit community with distinction. We exist to help nonprofits excel because they are essential to a better quality of life for Coloradoans. We listen, empower, and educate nonprofit professionals and the greater community about best practices, new ideas, and ways to effectively carry out our missions. The Center provides training and education services, technical assistance, and ongoing networking and partnering opportunities that connect nonprofits with the region’s funding and business communities.  CNE Members have access to resources and educational services at reduced or no cost.

Originally part of the Chamber of Commerce as the Chamber Nonprofit Partnership, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence was established as its own 501(c)3 organization in 1991 to serve area nonprofits. The Center has been previously located with both the Chamber of Commerce and Pikes Peak United Way. In April 2014, CNE, along with its program the Front Range Executive Service Corps (FRESC), relocated to its current location on North Weber Street in downtown Colorado Springs.