Since its inception as a program of Rockford College in 2004, Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence has worked to promote innovation and excellence in the nonprofit sector. This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Join us in the start of our next decade of service as a 2015 Member Organization!

Membership provides you with the information and connections you need to build a strong board and a healthy organization. NICNE Membership provides an UNLIMITED number of your board and staff with all the benefits of membership, which include:

*FREE admission to Leadership Café sessions
*10% discount on many NICNE sponsored programs, trainings, and events
*Priority for Rockford University masters level and undergraduate community-based learning projects
*Free monthly articles on cutting edge topics within the nonprofit sector
*Promotion of relevant education and training opportunities
*Technical assistance and resource materials
*Customized Northern Illinois Directory of Community, Corporate, and Private Foundation Grants
*Link to young professionals for Board or Committee appointments
*Access to professional consultants

An annually-renewable Membership extends from January to December and rates are based on the annual operating budget of your organization.

Membership Rates

Annual Operating Budget Member Fees
Under $50,000 $100
$50,000 - $99,000 $150
$100,000 - $199,999 $200
$200,000 - $499,999 $250
$500,000 - $999,999 $300
$1M - $2M
$2 M - $3.99M
$4 M - $9.9M $450
$10M +


Membership Info

Questions? Contact us!


Corporate Partner

NICNE is grateful to our generous Corporate Partner:


Interested in becoming a Corporate Partner? Contact us!

Member Organizations

Join today and add your name to our list of over ninety 2015 member organizations! 




Department Information

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

Jennifer Smith, Program and Membership Coordinator