Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)

History

Over the past 10 years the nonprofit community in Collier County has grown substantially. The CNE has kept pace, but has reached its capacity based on available staff and facility space. In order to grow the CNE, the Community Foundation has made a decision that a partnership with an educational facility is a strategic move that will fit well with its objective of nonprofit capacity building.   Hodges University and the Community Foundation have synergies that make this partnership the obvious and best choice. 

 
Partnership

In Partnership with the Community Foundation of Collier CountyBoth organizations are held in high esteem by the community and both provide excellent programs and services. By combining efforts they can capitalize on the excellent services of the CNE and enhance the programming through the educational expertise of Hodges University. Distance learning, certificate programs, expanded areas of study and access to higher educational opportunities, are possible. 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will retain the name and focus of helping nonprofits meet their mission through strengthening their capacity to serve their clients. Seminars provide information on roles and responsibilities of board members, legal and financial best practices, strategic planning, fund raising, volunteer management and other topics relevant to the operations of a high quality organization.

The CNE will be located at Hodges University as a part of the Nichols School of Professional Studies. Faculty for the seminars will be recruited from the 99 full-time faculty, 79 adjunct or part-time faculty of Hodges and professionals from the for-profit and nonprofit community. The current VP of Nonprofit Programs and Director of the CNE will provide consultation and guidance on operations for the program and will teach classes as needed. 
 

Events

CNE Fort Myers Campus - Planned Giving Marketing & Stewardship

What messages and formats will help me increase the number of qualified leads my marketing generates?

CNE Naples Campus - New Trends in Philanthropy

Join us for a forum with Una Okonkwo Osili, Ph.D., Director of Research at the Center on Philanthropy.

CNE Fort Myers Campus - Volunteer Management

This workshop will identify each of the elements of a volunteer program.

CNE Naples Campus - Donor Retention: It’s all about the Relationship

The focus of this workshop is on developing donor retention strategies based on what research indicates really works.

CNE Fort Myers Campus - Charity Auctions

Charity auctions are exciting, fun, competitive, and raise millions for US charities every year.

Hodges University:
By the Numbers

  • Over 2,500 students enrolled
  • 64% of students attend full-time
  • Average class size of 14 students
  • 96 full-time faculty
  • 65 adjunct or part-time faculty
  • 78% of courses taught by full-time faculty
  • 100 electronic databases
  • 18,000 items in the library and 122,427 eBooks
  • 83 classrooms/labs and student lounges at both the Naples and Fort Myers campuses
  • Smartboards, wireless and Internet connectivity in all classrooms. Select classrooms are outfitted with lecture capture cameras.

Student Profile

  • 66% female
  • 34% male
  • Average age of 33
  • 42% Hispanic
  • 14% Black or African American
  • Over 8,200 degrees conferred

Facilities

  • 36.6 acres
  • Five buildings
  • One 40,000 square foot building and one 48,000 square foot building in Naples
  • One 60,000 square foot main building and one 48,000 square foot building in Fort Myers
  • One 6,500 square foot building on 15 acres in Immokalee
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