Audience: Obici

Strengthen Your Grants Game! No Cost Grant Finding & Proposal Writing Support

Knowing that many small to medium-sized nonprofits have limited access to grant writing support and work on finding grants and writing proposals in-house, taking time away from executing programs, CNE, in partnership with Obici Healthcare Foundation, is pleased to offer grant writing support and connect you with a grant writing consultant who will: 

  • Meet with you (on your own time and schedule) to learn more about your organization, funding needs, and timing 
  • Review and provide feedback on one grant proposal to help strengthen your proposals to other funders 
  • Research and send three targeted grant opportunities once a quarter for one year 

Thanks to the generous support of the Obici Healthcare Foundation, fees are subsidized, and participation is free. 

Submit the information below to get started. 

Leaders of Color Collective Session 4

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 12:00 pm via Zoom for an empowering discussion tailored for leaders of color, delving into the effects of racial microaggressions on trauma. Explore practical strategies to navigate and address these subtle yet impactful behaviors, fostering inclusive and supportive environments for all. Together, let's amplify voices, cultivate resilience, and pave the way for a more equitable and empathetic leadership landscape.


American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodation requests to Denisha Phipps at

Financial Leadership in Practice

Are you looking for a financially sustainable strategy and supporting systems to help your organization thrive?

Do you want to engage your team more deeply in the budgeting process and financial decision making?

Would your partners benefit from clearly presented financial data? If so, then build your financial leadership with FLIP.

Join CNE, in partnership with the Obici Healthcare Foundation and David Deaton of MindSalt, for this innovative and interactive program that brings leadership teams together to learn and develop strategies that strengthen the link between the financial process and community impact. Over the course of a two-day workshop and two individual organizational coaching sessions, participants will:

  • Learn to link the financial, programmatic, operational, and leadership efforts of your organization together to develop a richer understanding of your organization’s impact to strengthen how financial information is used to support mission-focused decision-making.
  • Gain a better understanding of efforts that organizational leaders account for and allocate resources toward effectively fulfilling the mission today while also reinforcing sustainability moving forward.
  • Work with your leadership team and other peers to develop insights for implementing change and strengthening the financial systems, processes, and communications that support organizational success.
  • Develop insights, action items, and next steps for your organization.


This two-day workshop covers the core elements of financial leadership as it pertains to strategy and programming, including both theoretical and practical elements. Workshops will be held in person in the Suffolk area (location TBD).

  • Monday, June 17th from 9am–4pm
  • Tuesday, June 18th from 9am–4pm


Coaching allows your organization to dig into its most pressing financial issues. FLIP participants can invite other staff or board members to participate. The coach will meet with the organization for two virtual one-hour individualized consulting sessions. Dates and times to be arranged with the coach. This in-depth program is for leadership teams comprised of at least two individuals (e.g. board members, executive directors, senior finance, and program leadership).

Thanks to the generous support of the Obici Healthcare Foundation, program fees are subsidized and it is free to participate.

Maximizing Donor Retention – Insights from an Online Giving Study

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 giving study. We donated $25 to 300 organizations across the U.S. and tracked the giving experience and the thank you results. We’ll share actionable tips to improve your donation experience, landing page, receipting email, thank you process, and follow up activities. Spend less time worrying about your budget and more time on your mission!

If you require any accessibility accommodations, such as language interpreters, please contact

Leaders of Color Collective session 3

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.

The topic of this session will be "Building and Leveraging Capital for Organizational and Professional Growth.

During this session, we will discuss the unique challenges that BIPOC leaders face when it comes to funding and sustaining their work. The aim of this session is to help you identify strategies to address staffing challenges, approach funders more effectively, build impactful collaborations, and raise capital. You will also receive a list of resources to help you meet your fund development goals. Please join us and your colleagues on March 15th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm via Zoom for this rich discussion led by Dr. Selena Cozart of Cozart Consulting, Inc. and Veronica Fleming of Veronica Fleming Consulting.

This session is free and virtual! Register today!

Leaders of Color Collective Session 2

We are delighted to announce the next Leaders of Color Collective in our series on Healing and Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Sector.

Title: Beyond Trust: The Hidden Impact of Trauma in Nonprofit Leadership

Join us on Friday, January 26th, 10 am -12 pm as we discuss how trauma can affect nonprofit leaders in ways that are often overlooked. Our discussion will delve into the hidden consequences of trauma (within the professional and personal sphere), the challenges it poses to nonprofit organizations and the strategies that can be implemented to mitigate its effects. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical tools to support your leadership role in the nonprofit sector.



This session is free and virtual! Register today!