Center for Nonprofit Excellence | Hodges University
  • CNE event held on our Naples, Florida campus.
  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)


    The vision of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University is to become the leading training and educational resource for nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. The Hodges University Center for Nonprofit Excellence will be recognized by its peers and other nonprofit management support organizations as a leader in the training and support of nonprofit organizations.


    The mission of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence is to enhance the governance, management and operations of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida.


    Over the past 10 years, the nonprofit community in Collier County has grown substantially. In order to meet the increased need for training and education, the Community Foundation of Collier County made a decision to enter into a partnership with an educational facility as a strategic move that fit well with its Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s focus of helping nonprofits meet their missions through strengthening their capacity to serve their clients. Hodges University and the Community Foundation of Collier County have synergies that made this partnership the obvious and best choice.


    Both organizations are held in high esteem by the community and both provide excellent programs and services. By combining efforts, they 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.

    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 is located at Hodges University as a part of the Nichols School of Professional Studies. Faculty for the seminars will be recruited from the full-time, adjunct, or part-time faculty of Hodges and professionals from the for-profit and nonprofit community. 

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