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Center for Nonprofit Excellence & Social Innovation (New Organization)

CNESI engages, stimulates and transforms nonprofit organizations by recognizing and supporting promising and innovative practices for greater community impact.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 3/8/2012
101 7th Avenue South Suite 201
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 3208283558
Other Names Used CNESI
EIN 30-0513819
Principal Staff Jeannette Bineham, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) .5
Number of Volunteers 16
Number of Clients Served 41
Affiliations Member, Alliance for Nonprofit Management Member, St. Cloud Area Human Services Council
Tags / Keywords Nonprofit Services
General Information
Board Chair William LeClaire
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 9.7
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
CNESI implemented its core services: consultation, training, coaching, volunteer & consultant connections, Innovation Awards, and the first annual Innovation Summit. Over 40 individuals and organizations were served from September 2009-November 2010. The Business Plan was implemented, and the Executive Director started work on June 1, 2010. CNESI serves as fiscal sponsor for four emerging organizations and provided technical assistance through a contract with the Initiative Foundation. During 2011, CNESI worked with 41 clients, presented the 2nd annual Innovation Summit, and rewarded three innovative projects with the Innovation Awards.
Current Goals
PROGRAMS & SERVICES 1. Convene and engage nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals to promote innovative practices that lead to greater efficiencies and use of scarce nonprofit resources. 2. Support and assist emerging nonprofits with specific services as they develop solutions to address community issues and support them to become independent and successful. 3. Engage and support 5-8 immigrant-led emerging organizations as they develop their infrastructure and programs to meet the needs of their communities. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4. Increase CNESI’s recognition in the community through intentional marketing and public relations strategies. 5. Expand and diversify CNESI’s funding base to sustain its work over the next three years. 6. Expand staffing and consulting resources for CNESI based on findings in other goals and action steps, which result in the efficient use of resources and meets the needs of CNESI clients.
Community or Constituency Served
Nonprofit organizations and individuals/groups with ideas for meeting community needs
Geographic Area Served
St. Cloud Area of Central Minnesota
Impact and Programs
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