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CNE

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

Our Mission and History

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence believes nonprofits are essential to a better quality of life for those in our community. Every day, we strengthen Southern Colorado’s nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy and collaboration, because nonprofit organizations can only excel when they successfully achieve their missions.

For over twenty years, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has been serving the Pikes Peak nonprofit community in order to help nonprofits excel. We provide educational workshops and networking opportunities, community events, valuable resources and collaborative programs to strengthen the nonprofit sector.  We connect people and organizations with the resources they are looking for, we act as a voice for the nonprofit sector, and we promote best practices for nonprofit organizations to follow.

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 relocated to its current location on North Weber Street in downtown Colorado Springs.