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. 

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

Learn more about and Register for upcoming NICNE programs!

**Featured Event: Luncheon featuring keynote address by Dan Pallotta, September 29, 2015. Learn More.

Materials from the September 14, 2015, Northern Illinois Legislative Forum:
*Northern Illinois Legislative Forum Presentation
*Northern Illinois Legislative Forum Handouts
*Northern Illinois Legislative Forum Legislative Contact List

Meet Our Staff

Pam Clark Reidenbach, Director

Jennifer Smith, M.B.A. '14
Program and Membership Coordinator
‌        Victoria Tsoi, Graduate Assistant

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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of Rockford University with generous support from

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Give to NICNE - Invest in Your Community.

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