We use the 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector as a framework for our trainings. Please visit the 7AP website to learn more.

CNE offers a variety of training opportunities across a spectrum of topics relevant to nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers. We aim to nurture community, collaboration, and collective growth, while elevating your skills and cultivating an environment where learning is reciprocal, relationships are cultivated, and our robust community of practice flourishes.

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Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the training date. All times posted are in the Eastern time zone.

Upcoming Trainings

Leaders of Color Collective

March 15, 2024 10:00 am – March 15, 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. The topic of this session will be "Building and Leveraging Capital for Organizational and Professional Growth."  During this […]

Philanthropy Day 2024

March 27, 2024 8:30 am – March 27, 2024 11:30 am
Charlottesville, VA or Virtual

Spring 2024 Philanthropy Day! Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 8:30AM – 11:30AM | The Wool Factory Reimagining Philanthropy Through a Wider Lens: Time, Talent, Treasure, Ties, and Testimony    What does philanthropy mean to you? For many, it refers to the large donations made by wealthy individuals known as philanthropists. Philanthropy truly means "love of humankind," and this love […]

Marketing and Communications Discussion Group

March 28, 2024 9:00 am – March 28, 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 […]

Board Essentials

April 10, 2024 9:30 am – April 10, 2024 12:00 pm
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 1701-A Allied Street, Charlottesville

High-impact boards start with board members who understand their role and how best to bring their skills to the board table. Join CNE staff members Cindy Colson, Erica Holmes, and Brian Ullman on Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 am for this session designed to give board members a jump start on effective board service. Drawing […]

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 […]