Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence

We empower nonprofits to maximize their impact for our community.

Launched by the Community Foundation of Broward, the new Nonprofit Center nurtures and strengthens the nonprofit organizations that play such a critical role in the lives of Broward residents.

We are a premiere resource for training, technological assistance, leadership development, grants and other support to help nonprofit organizations achieve their full potential and make life better in Broward.

Our Commitment

Broward County has nearly 9,000 registered nonprofits, accounting for more than 49,000 jobs and $6.2 billion in revenue. Although Broward’s charitable organizations greatly improve our society and economy, they must do it all while managing their staff, volunteers, time and scarce resources.

The Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence is here to help. We offer:

  • Training, mentoring, and continuing education
  • Support for capacity building and core mission work
  • A comprehensive online resources hub
  • Grants to implement strategies for nonprofits to become stronger and more resilient

Meet Cathy Brown

As the director of the Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Center, Cathy is committed to taking Broward’s nonprofit community to new heights. “I believe the Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence will be a valuable resource for any nonprofit to learn more and strengthen their work to make life better in Broward.”

Prior to joining the Nonprofit Center, Cathy worked as the Associate Director of Education for Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where she led training programs for nonprofit organizations across the country. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience running small nonprofits and quasi-government agencies.

For more information, you can reach Cathy at or 954-761-9503, ext. 119.

Your Partner in Philanthropy

Since 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward has worked side by side with advisors, caring donors, committed nonprofits, philanthropy-focused businesses, and civic leaders to create meaningful, positive change in our community.

The Broward Center for Nonprofit Excellence builds upon our legacy of supporting charitable organizations and nonprofit professionals executing on their missions.

Shaping a brighter future for nonprofits

The Nonprofit Center is ready to help Broward’s nonprofits build the resiliency and sustainability they need to accomplish their critical missions.

We offer resources and support for nonprofits to:

  • Enhance the leadership skills of board members, staff and volunteers
  • Grow financial support and sustainability
  • Facilitate team building, innovation and collaboration
  • Foster opportunities for more diversity, equity and inclusion
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