The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is now accepting applications from new and emerging nonprofit organizations to join the 2023 cohort of the Community Solutions Incubator. Recognizing the importance of nonprofit organizations in enhancing the community’s quality of life, the Community Foundation launched the Community Solutions Incubator in 2017 to help strengthen and grow [...]

Champaign, Illinois, November 14, 2022: On November 17th, the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) will award over $50,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations to strengthen their capacity as part of its vision of raising the quality of life throughout the region it serves. Of the 33 organizations that applied for funding through [...]

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is pleased to share a snapshot of our efforts this year to expand our offerings that strengthen our local nonprofit sector and enhance the quality of life in East Central Illinois through our 2022 Impact Report. Founded in 2008, The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is committed to helping East Central [...]

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) will be awarding $50,000 in grants to strengthen the nonprofit sector as part of its vision of raising the quality of life throughout the region it serves. A recent survey of nonprofits in East Central Illinois identified the need to support [...]

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL What’s the board’s role in fundraising? Learn how to develop a purposeful board for powerful fundraising! Fundraising success depends on alignment between the board and staff to work together to fulfill the mission of the organization. [...]

Thur. August 4, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST At Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Robeson Pavilion – Rooms A & B Writing great grant proposals and winning grants happens when best practices are applied. These practices can be learned and mastered. This interactive session, led by local stakeholders in fund development, [...]

Wed, April 27, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST In-person at First Presbyterian Champaign, 302 West Church Street Get your executive committee together and join this breakout session to equip your nonprofit board officers with tools for success! A well-functioning board of directors or trustees is essential to the health and sustainability of any [...]

Wed, February 23, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST Learn how to build an effective and efficient nonprofit board of directors. Having an effective board is one of the most important ways to ensure the success of your nonprofit organization. Yet finding and recruiting board members can be difficult and is typically handled at [...]

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We are thrilled to welcome Genevieve Kirk to our Community Foundation team! Serving as our Center for Nonprofit Excellence Director, Genevieve will work directly with our local nonprofit partners. Through our Center, she will offer assistance in board training and development and strategic planning. She will help local nonprofits establish effective working relationships between their [...]