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CNE envisions equitable, thriving, and just communities powered by healthy nonprofits and to achieve that vision, we serve as a champion, learning partner, and advisor to Virginia nonprofits. We invite you to join us in investing in our collective futures.


Equitable, thriving, and just communities powered by healthy nonprofits.


We are a champion, learning partner, and advisor for Virginia nonprofits.


We are centered and guided by our values of courage, equity, collaboration, and excellence.

Upcoming Events

Marketing and Communications Discussion Group April

April 18, 2024 9:00 am – April 18, 2024 10:00 am

Are you a marketing or communications professional looking to connect and learn from your peers in other organizations?    CNE’s Marketing & Communications Discussion Group provides an opportunity for folks working in communications to share challenges, swap stories, and get industry updates. Each session will focus on a different topic and include guest speakers when […]

Strategic Social Media: Engaging Online Audiences for Nonprofits

April 23, 2024 10:00 am – April 23, 2024 12:00 pm
The Equity Center – Downtown, 201 W. Main St. Suite 3 Charlottesville, VA 22902

Community engagement is a pillar of all non-profit organizations, but how does that authentic connection and partnership translate to online audiences in the age of social media? Maintaining an internet presence is one way to effectively establish your organization’s brand. Developing a social media strategy in addition to your organization’s existing communications and community engagement […]

Creating and Executing Communications Strategies

May 3, 2024 10:00 am – May 3, 2024 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 1701-A Allied Street, Charlottesville

We’re all communicators. No matter your role in your organization, you need to communicate with others – maybe external audiences or that coworker down the hall (or on the Zoom!) We rely on our ability to communicate effectively. The same holds true for organizations. Big or small, in order to effectively carry out your mission, […]

Maximizing Donor Retention – Insights from an Online Giving Study

May 7, 2024 10:00 am – May 7, 2024 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

What if your nonprofit could retain just 10% more than the industry average of recurring givers? Not only would this help you raise more funds and meet your fundraising goals, but it’s possible to do simply by focusing on online giving tools and best practices.  In this session, we’ll share lessons learned from our online […]

Leaders of Color Collective Session 4

May 17, 2024 10:00 am – May 17, 2024 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce the next Leaders of Color Collective session! The Leaders of Color Collective is a program designed specifically for and by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in the social impact sector. This session's topic: Microaggression and Trauma Join us on Friday, May 17th, 2024, from 10:00 am to […]