Our Missionstaff

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


Our History

Since 1991, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence has been serving the Pikes Peak nonprofit community with distinction.  With more than 200 members, 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.  The Center’s wide range of products and services are tailored to meet the needs of a varied nonprofit sector, serving the small grassroots organizations as well as the large internationals. Originally part of the Chamber of Commerce as the Chamber Nonprofit Partnership, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence is now co-located with Pikes Peak United Way as a separate 501(c)(3). In 2007, the Center became a replication partner of the nationally acclaimed Standards for Excellence Institute, offering  workshops on the 55 best practices identified in the Standards for Excellence curriculum. 

Form 990 & Annual Report

The IRS Form 990 is titled "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax."
It is submitted by tax-exempt organizations and nonprofit organizations to provide the Internal Revenue Service with annual financial information. The Form 990 provides the public with financial information about a given organization, and is often the only source of such information. It is also used by government agencies to prevent organizations from abusing their tax-exempt status.
CNE's Form 990 for the year ending June 30, 2012.

Our Annual Report for the year ending June 30, 2012 is provided here for review. 
Our significant accomplishments for 2011-2012 include:

  • Programs, including a 14% increase in attendance of overall capacity building activities
  • Events, including the Partners in Philanthropy luncheon and Nonprofit Day 2012
  • Large increase in satisfaction of services as rated by CNE members
  • Publication of the 2012 Nonprofit Directory, original artwork featured on cover donated to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Colorado Springs