NICNE Overview

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) has been strengthening nonprofits by providing capacity building, training, leadership development, technical assistance and resource support to organizations within northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since August 2004.

We believe in investing in people and organizations that make communities in our area safer, healthier, and more vibrant. We do so by providing training opportunities which help nonprofits successfully achieve their missions.

As the region’s primary resource for nonprofit capacity and movement building, we lead collaboration and share best practices that result in a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector demonstrating significant social impact critical to a healthy community.

NICNE is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization affiliated with Northern Illinois University, Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development.

Our mission is to promote, model and grow innovation, excellence and social impact.

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

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