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CNE strives to provide resources and guidance to nonprofits. Below and throughout our site you can find helpful information to move your mission forward. Whether you have an idea for solving a community issue or have an established nonprofit organization, CNE is here to help!

CNE’s strategies, programs, and consulting are set in the framework of the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Principles & Practices, a guide for best practices and legal requirements for 501(c)3 organizations in Colorado. CNE works in collaboration with our partner to the north to share the guidelines they provide in this valuable resource. CNA’s Principles & Practices provide resources to help nonprofits keep up-to-date on legal compliance, prepare to complete the Form 990, build capacity, and demonstrate transparency.

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CNE is committed to transforming nonprofits through the awesome and educational workshops we offer. We believe our programs provide structure and professional development for organizations to more effectively and efficiently fulfill their missions.

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CNE provides access to the experts and trainings you need. Membership connects you to others in the field of social change. We are a positive collective of individuals with diverse skills and a goal to support each other as we achieve our missions.

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Advocacy is at the core of CNE’s mission and the nonprofit sector. Advocacy is all about advancing YOUR organization’s mission. Find resources to help your organization maximize its ability to advocate on behalf of those you serve.

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Additional Helpful Resources

CNA is our partner to the north. They are Colorado’s statewide membership organization and represent the collective voice of Colorado’s nonprofit sector. They lead and serve the state’s nonprofits, offering programs and resources, like Principles & Practices.
The El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center is located at the Penrose Library downtown Colorado Springs. They offer free online access to the Foundation Directory online and the Colorado Grants Guide. Their website provides info to many useful resources and information about upcoming free workshops.
Harbor Compliance sets up all types of 501(c) organizations with guaranteed 501(c) approval including charities, foundations, churches, and schools.
The Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good. They convene groups of leaders, promote sound policies, and encourage nonprofits to meet high standards of ethics and accountability.
The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. They provide info on emerging trends, proven practices, policy updates, and tools and resources for nonprofits across the country.
Nonprofit Finance Fund – Where money meets mission. NFF helps organizations connect money to mission effectively, and supports innovations such as growth capital campaigns, cross-sector economic recovery initiatives and impact investing.

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