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 [...]

Thionville and Urbana Artists Release Their Version of Let it Be On November 12th 1944 Thionville was liberated by the Third American Army led by General Patton. Kermit Harden, Urbana GI, was among the US soldiers involved in the liberation.  This production is dedicated to Kermit Harden. CU Sings: Building upon the successful release of CU [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois is looking for a Center for Nonprofit Excellence Director.  This position will be located in Champaign, Illinois and is Part-Time, Salaried. Position Summary Working with the President and CEO, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Director plays a critical role in assisting the Foundation’s partner nonprofit organizations. The Director [...]

The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois has announced that Joan Dixon, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire on June 30, 2021. Angie Hatfield Marker, the Foundation’s current Vice President of Development, will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. The News Gazette Article          

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2020, to recognize the increasingly important role these philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges. For more than a century, Community Foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource whose [...]