Strengthening and supporting the nonprofit sector is one of CFFK’s primary roles. Here’s a list of the numerous tools and resources we provide to nonprofits.

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Center for NonProfit Excellence

Modeled after successful nonprofit center programs across the country, the mission of the Center for NonProfit Excellence (CNPE) is to provide a wide range of resources and services that strengthen and support the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations located in the Florida Keys through best practices. We encourage every nonprofit to take advantage of these services (offered for a nominal fee or without charge) to aid your organization in fulfilling its mission. Resources and information are regularly posted on our website. To receive specific email notices of pertinent information to nonprofits, click here to be added to our mailing list.

Workspace and Conference Room

A private conference room is available for small group meetings of up to 8 people. Housed in the conference room is a workspace, computer with Internet access, printer and speakerphone. Located at the CFFK offices in Key West, the space is available without charge on a first come, first serve basis, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Call 305-292-1502 to schedule. This resource was made possible by the donation of office space by Doug and Linda Walker of Walker Key West Properties Four and by a grant from the J. Jefferson Overby Charitable Fund.

Resource Library and Nonprofit Website Directory

CFFK Resource Library Online lets you find forms and articles quickly. Click here to begin browsing. Tools to research grant opportunities and nonprofit services are also provided without charge at the Center. Printed resource materials include the Corporate Giving Directory, publications such as the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and topical information on board development and nonprofit management. Online subscriptions include Foundation Giving Online and Guidestar. Call 305-292-1502 to schedule a research appointment. This resource was made possible by a grant from the Porter Advised Fund.

Click here for a full directory of Monroe County nonprofit services and volunteer opportunities.

Workshops and Trainings

Scheduled throughout the year are technical assistance workshops for board members and nonprofit executives on relevant how-to topics such as grant writing, fundraising, media relations, and board governance. Click here for schedules and topics.

NonProfit Excellence Forums

Opportunities for collaboration and networking are provided for board members, donors, fund advisors and directors of nonprofit organizations to discuss philanthropy in the Florida Keys are provided throughout the year by invitation free of charge.

Leadership Success Academy Program

The Leadership Success Academy (LSA) provides specific leadership and governance skill building programming and activities to individuals who serve as board members and CEOs of local nonprofit organizations. This certification program focuses on Leadership Assessment and Servant Leadership, Roles and Responsibilities of Board and Staff, Financial Literacy, Fundraising and Development, and Strategic Planning and Change Management. Participants are selected through an application process based on a commitment to attend all sessions. Click here for more information or call 305-292-1502.

Endowment Building Consultation

CFFK staff is available without charge to provide personal consultation to develop strategies for sustainable funding for nonprofit organizations and discuss your personal philanthropic goals. Our qualified staff will personally meet with you, your organization and your donors to discuss the advantages and options of creating an endowment. CFFK provides endowment management services and can accept a variety of types of gifts, including stocks and on-line donations to all funds under management. Call 305-292-1502 to speak to a representative or schedule an appointment or click here for more information.

Nonprofit Volunteerism Support and Recognition

The annual Unsung Heroes/Volunteer of the Year Luncheon recognizes volunteerism in the Florida Keys. All nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate an individual to receive a certificate of recognition for their unpaid contributions to their organization during the past year. Your nominee plus one representative from each participating organization is invited to attend the luncheon free of charge. Additional tickets are $60.00 each. Click here for more information.

Legacy Giving

CFFK can help nonprofits with legacy giving programs, and can help donors work with CFFK for legacy gifts to specific nonprofits and fields of interest. Legacy giving does not require a large income or vast estate. Legacy giving only requires a thoughtful intention to make a difference by identifying a charitable organization in wills or estate plans. Click here for more information on how to leave a legacy and suggested language for bequests.

Funding for the Center for NonProfit Excellence is provided by grants from the Marion Stevens Fund, the Bob and Martha Sauer Memorial Endowment Fund and the Richard Cassedy Fund.