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 on November 13th to celebrate 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
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:
I have seen a big impact on the board and what they bring to the table because of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. We went from a group of people who had wonderful volunteer spirit but were frustrated, stuck in a ‘rubber-stamping’ mode, to a more active, engaged board that knows how to lead.
– Cass Shaw, President & CEO, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
OVer 789 individuals, representing 392 organizations received training & Support
96% 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