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. Questions about Membership? Contact us!

Membership Rates


Membership Forms

Annual Operating Budget Member Fees      2017 Membership Enrollment Form 
Under $50,000 $100   2017 Membership Benefits Info Card 
$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 +













Corporate Partner

NICNE is grateful to our generous Corporate Partners:

Schmeling Construction Logo HR Concepts Logo

Interested in becoming a Corporate Partner? Contact us!

Member Organizations

We are incredibly grateful for the support of over eighty 2016 member organizations! 


Colors below represent counties: 

Blue - Stephenson
Brown - Lee
Purple - Ogle
Red - DeKalb
Green - DuPage
Yellow - Boone
Light Blue - Winnebago
Light Green - Rock


Department Information

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

Jennifer Smith, Program and Membership Coordinator