Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

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

2014 United Way/NICNE Salary Survey Report

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NICNE staff is available for questions about course offerings, resources, and NICNE memberships.


Meet Our Staff

Pam Clark Reidenbach, Director

Jennifer Smith, M.B.A '15, Program, Project and Membership Coordinator


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Give to NICNE - Invest in Your Community

The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence believes in investing in people and organizations that make communities in the northern Illinois area safer, healthier, and more vibrant. We do so by providing training opportunities which help nonprofits to successfully achieve their missions. Through your tax deductible contribution to NICNE, you are supporting best practices in management and ensuring that the daily work to meet the critical needs of your community continues.



Department Information

Center For Nonprofit Excellence
PURI Business School
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Jennifer Smith, Program and Membership Coordinator