Staff Notes

Learn more about our Interim CEO, Ann Coffey

Ann is the founder and co-creator of forte, llc a coaching and consulting practice.  She has been a creator, builder and improver of organizations for 25 years. Her goal is to bring out the best in people and organizations to … Read More

A Note from Tess

To Our Key Partners – On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to share important news with you from Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  After three years with the organization, Greg Nielsen is stepping down as chief executive officer … Read More

A Note From Hannah: Facebook Algorithm Changes 2018

If you’re managing your organization’s social media, you may have noticed your Facebook engagement starting to look a little…. different. For us, it meant our “reach” and the general number of likes on each post went down fast. Wondering what’s … Read More

January 2018: A Note From Greg

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. –Joel Barker It is that time of year again, friends. The time when so many conversations include inquiries as … Read More

December 2017: A Note From Greg

Our sector is confronting the most significant challenge to its existence and identity that I’ve seen in my lifetime. I’m talking about tax reform. You can read more about the devastating impact proposed legislation would have on the nonprofit sector here. … Read More

October 2017: A Note From Christen Boone

It’s coming. No, not Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Winter but CNPE’s Annual Conference and I can’t wait! This is Louisville’s very own holiday dedicated to celebrate our amazing nonprofit sector. I invite you, your coworkers, and anyone interested in making a difference to join … Read More

September 2017: A Note From Merv

For many of us… “Back to School” means “Back to Business.” Vacations are over, kids are back in school, white clothes are mothballed for another year. Parents, grandparents, and all adults can finally re-invest and re-commit time and effort into tackling all … Read More

August 2017: A Note From Greg

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”  This weekend, hate, bigotry, and racism reared their ugly heads on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, inciting violence that cost the lives of innocent Americans. The repercussions of these despicable actions reverberate across … Read More

July 2017: A Note From Greg

“Fortune befriends the bold.” -ED This is more than just a quote written by the famous poet, Emily Dickinson. We’re thrilled to announce it’s also the theme of our Annual Conference this year. Challenging times require bold leadership. What does … Read More

June 2017: A Note From Sarah

A Note From Sarah: “Sarah, we’re really struggling to find new board members… what do you suggest?” I hear this in conversations with nonprofits all the time. My response is always simple: I ask if they’ve heard of BoardMatch. CNPE created this … Read More