CNPE provides a “one stop shop” for nonprofit leaders, board members, and staff to deepen and broaden their knowledge and skills so their organizations can boost their impact. We provide meaningful opportunities to connect and learn together – to increase the flow of information and resources. We also offer ways for you to lean into racial equity in accomplishing your organization’s mission. Click on a topic for details.

Board Governance
Fundraising/Resource Development DE&I
Management & Operations Customizable Workshops

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We also offer:

(a) more than 100 fee-paid, self-paced online courses in cooperation with MindEdge Learning LLC; and

(b) a free, five-part Nonprofit Startup Clinic webinar, along with other resources new nonprofits will need.

Keep scrolling for information on (a) our Circles of Excellence, which bring together professionals in similar roles for essential peer support and (b) custom workshops we can offer to you and your team.

Questions? Ideas for an upcoming workshop? Contact our Director of Learning, Merv Antonio.

Circles of Excellence

A connected nonprofit community is a community equipped to excel. Healthy dialogue and relationship building are essential to generating the kind of informed, collaborative nonprofit sector we know is possible in Greater Louisville. Plus, the data shows that adults absorb knowledge best in a communal setting.

CNPE creates safe places where these critical conversations can occur. No matter who you are, what role you play in an organization, or how long you’ve been in our sector, we’re here to propel you and your organization forward.

To meet this need, we’re proud to offer Circles of Excellence — a regular opportunity for nonprofit professionals to gather and connect on relevant topics. We offer three Circles:

Executive Leadership:confidential, congenial convening of nonprofit CEOs from across the Greater Louisville area. By invitation only. For more information, contact Merv Antonio

Finance Leadership: A monthly gathering for nonprofit CFOs or Finance Directors who meet for at least six months to discuss issues, share ideas, and encourage one another.

Marketing & Communications: A monthly gathering for marketing and communications staffers who meet for at least six months to ask questions and share tips, advice, and strategies with colleagues.

If there is demand, we will add other specialties — but to do so we need your feedback. Share your ideas for future Circles of Excellence by clicking the button below.


Ready to get started? Contact our Director of Learning, Merv Antonio, at 502.618.5328 or