Consulting & Volunteering
The Guidance You Need
CNE is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing high-quality affordable consulting services to nonprofits leaders and boards seeking to address critical organizational issues. Our services are provided by dedicated and experienced volunteers who are committed to making a difference in their community through pro-bono work. Volunteer consultants come from a variety of backgrounds including finance, nonprofit management, strategic planning, human resources, project management and sales.
Nonprofit agencies are charged a small fee for services, based on the agency’s operating budget and contracted scope of work. Our consultants donate their time and expertise; we charge small fees to cover overhead expenses and ensure the commitment of agency leadership. Because of our structure, our services are much more affordable than standard consulting.
Volunteers are a critical strategy to helping CNE achieve our mission. CNE recruits working, semi-retired and retired professionals to volunteer in various capacities with our Executive Service Corps program.
Skills-based volunteering (SBV) is an innovative approach that is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful driver of both social impact and business value. SBV utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the needs of nonprofits. SBV is a strategic type of volunteerism that exponentially expands the impact of nonprofits by incorporating a whole range of skills that strengthen the operations and services of nonprofit organizations. CNE’s volunteers are part of our team. We believe in skills-based volunteering and match volunteers’ skills and expertise with the passion they have for serving nonprofits and giving back to their community.
“If you’re going to talk about nonprofit excellence, you have to talk about volunteers and volunteer engagement.” Jane Leighty Justis, Leighty Foundation