CNE's Excel Program is a skills-based volunteer consutling programs. Excel is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing high-quality affordable consulting services to nonprofits leaders 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 o
verhead expenses and ensure the commitment of agency leadership.
Because of our pro-bono structure, our services are much more affordable than standard consulting. 

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For more information or questions contact [email protected].   


Part of Excel, our FRESC program provides capacity building to nonprofits in Southern Colorado and Denver. We are part of a national affiliate network of 27 member organizations.

FRESC provides individually tailored programs to help your Board and Staff become more efficient and effective through:

  • Board Retreat Facilitation
    • We help your Board increase its effectiveness in such areas as roles and responsibilities, membership, organization and operations.
    • Customized, one-day retreats help your Board members understand their roles, plan for the future and address specific challenges facing your organization.
  • Human Resources & Talent Development
    • Coaching/mentoring: A specially trained, experienced volunteer develops a one-on-one, confidential relationship with you or your team member to achieve impressive results.
    • Leadership transition planning: We help your Board and Executive create a complete succession plan to ensure the organization is prepared with a plan to support service continuity when the executive director, senior managers or key people leave.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Using a structured process, we guide you in developing specific plans to meet the mid- and long-term goals of your organization.  

For more information or questions contact [email protected].