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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

Executive Directors Discussion Group (June)

June 26, 2024 9:00 am – June 26, 2024 10:00 am
Online via Zoom

Are you an Executive Director of a small, established nonprofit? Are you looking for opportunities to meet with and learn from others working in similar roles? Our Executive Directors Discussion Group (Smaller Organizations) offers a space for peer learning and support. Come to gain a fresh perspective on your current challenges or learn about others’ approaches to the […]

Emerging Leaders Academy Application

June 16, 2024 3:52 am – July 10, 2024 11:59 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 1701-A Allied Street, Charlottesville

CNE’s Emerging Leaders Academy is a facilitated eight-month peer learning program that aims to strengthen a new generation of nonprofit leaders. The Emerging Leaders Academy consists of facilitated, small group sessions and one-on-one coaching sessions designed to develop participants' sense of themselves as leaders and to help participants create practical plans for their continued professional […]