Fairfield County’s Community Foundation hosted the Susan M. Ross Leadership Institute in January 2022. Click here for more details.
Until further notice, CNE events are virtual webinars. Visit our events page for details and registration.
Strengthening Fairfield County by amplifying the impact of donors and nonprofits.
Philanthropists and nonprofits share a common vision: to enrich lives, and build stronger communities. They also share a common goal of leveraging resources to make the greatest impact possible. As the primary resource for Fairfield County’s nonprofit sector, FCCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides education and tools to help nonprofits grow and thrive.
Since 2009, FCCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) has been the premier capacity-building and professional development resource for our region’s nonprofit sector. Through educational workshops, webinars, professional development resources and networking opportunities, CNE annually helps hundreds of nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers increase their effectiveness to make a lasting impact in the communities they serve.
Thank you for joining us in the Fall of 2019 in celebrating a decade of strengthening Fairfield County nonprofits through FCCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence!
Browse galleries from our Westport event, featuring our inaugural Hall of Fame inductees.
What we do
Introducing the Susan M. Ross New Executive Director Institute:
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, in collaboration with the Support Center, is pleased to announce the Susan M. Ross New Executive Director Institute. Participants will engage in an innovative, peer learning curriculum designed to illuminate resources and success strategies in numerous areas within an Executive Director’s set of responsibilities. Learn more.
Amplify your Impact for the Future of Fairfield County
A one-stop nonprofit resource
Helping Fairfield County nonprofits to develop staff, collaborate with other leaders and increase community impact:
About the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence 10 Year Anniversary
Our Nonprofit Consultants Network:
A project of the FCCF Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the FCCF Nonprofit Consultants Network is a professional network of and for nonprofit consultants working in Fairfield County and nearby locations. Consultants who are Network members have practices focusing on fundraising, board governance, executive transition and search, information technology, marketing and communications and strategy. Click here to see a full list of our Nonprofits Consultants Network.
OVER 1,044 INDIVIDUALS, REPRESENTING 605 ORGANIZATIONS, RECEIVED TRAINING & SUPPORT IN FY21
99% SATISFACTION RATE FROM CNE WORKSHOP ATTENDEES
Because First County Bank Foundation is closely tied to the nonprofit community, we can see the value that the Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides to the local nonprofit leaders. Having access to these resources is essential.
– Karen Kelly, Vice President, First County Bank Foundation