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 [...]

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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 [...]

Applications for the 2021 Community Commitment Grant cycle are now available.  Endowed funds from donors who have left a legacy for the future are the primary source of ongoing funding for these grants. Community Commitment Grants, unlike many other grant opportunities, are awarded each year to nonprofits that serve residents of east central Illinois.  The [...]

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 [...]

Our Community Foundation understands the critical role a board of directors plays in the success of our nonprofit partners. We recognize the challenges of recruiting quality candidates and educating them on their roles. We also recognize that many community members interested in serving on boards are often not sure where to start. As our first [...]

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