OUR VISION, MISSION, AND APPROACH
CCE's vision is a strong, vibrant voluntary sector making a vital contribution to our community's quality of life.
Our mission is to enhance nonprofit leadership by providing programs and resources that strengthen the capabilities of boards of directors and professional staff. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of small and midsize organizations.
Believing that board and professional leadership excellence are complementary, CCE offers programs in leadership development and nonprofit management.
- CCE emphasizes practical approaches to needs identified by nonprofit organizations.
- CCE seeks and welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with organizations whose missions align with its own.
- CCE values peer learning and promotes networking and the sharing of best practices among volunteer and professional leaders.
- CCE strives to provide nonprofit leaders with convenient access to a broad array of reources available locally and online.
WHOM THE CENTER CAN HELP
Nonprofit Boards of Directors: The board is the soul of a nonprofit, supporting its mission and guiding its operation. The Center offers a variety of programs to strengthen both boards and their leaders.
Nonprofit Executives and Managers: More than ever, nonprofits need competent professionals, bringing to their jobs up-to-date management and leadership skills. The Center offers management education programs designed for nonprofits.
WHAT IS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT?
Community engagement is a hallmark of our country and one of its greatest assets. It is manifested in the myriad ways in which people participate in community life, as leaders and volunteers, as good citizens and good neighbors, in any role that promotes the common good. Community engagement builds our neighborhoods, our voluntary institutions, our cities and villages. Above all, it builds social capital—that is, the trust and goodwill that make a civil society possible and enrich the lives of everyone.
Bob Thompson, Director
Ed Doherty, Community Fellow
Bill McDonald, Community Fellow
Larry Fine, Community Fellow