United Way of Northern New York’s Education and Training center started in January 2020 providing professional development programming that maximized the limited resources of organizations within our communities, specifically focusing on nonprofits within the North Country.
The North Country Center of Nonprofit Excellence (NCCNE) was conceptualized and planned in 2019, and began operations in January 2020. With the Northern New York Community Foundation (NNYCF) as its key partner, the NCCNE offered professional education in courses that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofits throughout Northern New York. In the spring of 2020, the North Country Council of Social Agencies joined the NCCNE as a curriculum advisory committee, which strengthened the syllabus to meet the needs of the nonprofit community.
The mission of the NCCNE was to create a professional nonprofit community in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties that maximizes limited resources to most effectively and efficiently serve the community through the education and utilization of best practices, collaboration, and specialized training.