Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Supporting nonprofits and promoting collaboration to build a healthier community.

As the primary resource for nonprofits in our region, we have the experience and expertise to deliver results customized to your needs. Our programs and services include:

  • Professional development and training
  • Consulting and professional services, including board development
  • Capacity building resources and support
  • Collaboration facilitation and initiative leadership
  • Advocacy for and promotion of the economic and social impact of the sector

We welcome you to explore our offerings, as well as the benefits of becoming a NICNE member. For more information or to discuss how we can help your organization, contact our CEO, Pam Clark Reidenbach, at 815-753-8733 or

Building a Culture of Belonging in Rockford

We're proud to have convened a "Community Conversation on Othering and Belonging with john a. powell" in 2019, and we continue to facilitate the Belonging Begins with Us: Rockford movement today. Led by a task force of more than 30 individuals and organizations, the group is dedicated to building a culture of belonging in Rockford, one where everyone feels seen, heard and valued. This work is based on the philosophy of john a.powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Learn more about Belonging Begins with Us: Rockford and how to get involved.

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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence
8500 East State St
Rockford, IL 61108

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