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 (pdf)
Under $50,000 $100 2017 Membership Benefits Info Card (pdf)
$50,000 – $99,000 $150
$100,000 – $199,999 $200
$200,000 – $499,999 $250
$500,000 – $999,999 $300
$1M – $2M $350
$2 M – $3.99M $400
$4 M – $9.9M $450
$10M + $500



Corporate Partners

NICNE is grateful to our generous Corporate Partners:

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Interested in becoming a Corporate Partner? Contact us!


Member Organizations

Join today and add your name to our list of eighty-five 2017 member organizations!

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
PURI School of Business (Lower Level)
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108
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 Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a program of Rockford University with generous support from   

United Way of Rock River Valley     Community Foundation of Northern Illinois