Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are an opportunity for interested Partners and Grantees to come together and become subject-area experts in a given field related to nonprofit leadership and management. This is an opportunity for learning that brings together senior leaders from our Grantee organizations with Partners who are interested in building this specific skill set.

The content and delivery of our Centers of Excellence are designed and led by Partners with years of relevant experience, who have been leaders in their respective fields.

Fund Development U

This will be a reprisal of the highly effective training that was designed and led over the past two years by an independent consultant, Chuck Gordon, and will build on the knowledge library created to offer a second round of training led by experienced SVP partners.


This will focus on a foundational understanding of nonprofit governance and will dive into questions of best practice and effective strategies for strengthening board engagement and participation.

Human Resources

This will focus on Human Resource challenges and opportunities that are common across the nonprofit sector. It is designed to give participants a level of knowledge and expertise to more effectively advise on and/or navigate HR issues.

To learn more about getting involved in any of our Centers of Excellence, email Lauren at