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NICNE Mission:
Promoting innovation and excellence in the nonprofit sector.

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) has been providing capacity building, training, technical assistance and resource support to nonprofit organizations within our region since August 2004. NICNE is the region’s primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE strengthens nonprofits by providing education, training, technical assistance, and assessments, and encourages collaboration resulting in a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector critical to a healthy community.

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Karen Ream

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SAVE THE DATE - NICNE Luncheon & Community Forum -- "Toxic Charity"Open in a New Window

Toxic Charity event - Save the date for 9/23/14

Mark your calendars today for a special event featuring a luncheon keynote by Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It). Following the luncheon, Robert will lead an exclusive dialogue focused on delivery of services in the Rockford area.

This event is presented in partnership with United Way of Rock River Valley.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time: Luncheon - 11:30 - 1:00
            Exclusive Dialogue - 1:30 - 3:00
Cost: Luncheon - $50
           Exclusive Dialogue - $50
Location: Giovanni's Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, 61107

Watch for a formal invitation to come in early August!

For more information, contact Karen Ream at or 815.394.4384.

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