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Center for Nonprofit Excellence

In 2019, the foundation commissioned a study of the training needs of our county’s nonprofit organizations. Findings clearly indicated that nonprofit leaders, managers, and staff in Delaware County have a deep interest in building workforce capacity, management training, business development, and peer support. As a result, we established the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNEx) to form productive partnerships and support the leadership needs and growth of Delaware County nonprofits. The following programs and activities are available through the Center.

Programs and Activities

Peer Learning Circles Learn More

The CNEx kicked off its second cohort of both the Executive Directors Peer Learning Circle and Senior Staff Leaders in 2021. The goal of these circles is to respond to the need of Delaware County nonprofit leaders and to enhance collaboration and innovation across the social good sector. The circles provide nonprofit leaders in Delaware County with an open space for reflective learning, problem-solving, peer support, and individual growth, with guidance from seasoned consultants and speakers.

Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management Learn More

Since October 2020, The Foundation for Delaware County has partnered with The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business to offer a nonprofit management certification program to area nonprofit professionals. Participants attend 10 six-hour sessions in order to complete the certification.

Development Professionals Convening

Foundation staff plan to offer additional training and networking opportunities for development professionals, partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Contact Ellen Grill for more information and stay tuned for future events.

Delaware County Nonprofit Job Board

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is pleased to host a Delaware County Nonprofit Job Board to highlight leadership, senior staff, and related career opportunities for our grantees and nonprofit partners. To share an employment opportunity, please include the position/title, agency, hiring contact, salary range and a PDF version of the position description. Information can be shared with Katie Kenyon.

Additional Resources

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence seeks to provide nonprofit staff and leadership in Delaware County with the most up-to-date resources, opportunities and reports for use and participation in related to the delivery of high-quality services, fundraising and leadership.