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Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) hired V2 Marketing & Management to design a website to support The Belonging Begins with Us: Rockford Initiative ( The new site features a clean look with easy access to information about the Belonging Initiative, the task force structure, and other educational information, events and resources.

The Mission and Purpose of the Belonging Initiative: Working together to build a culture of belonging to ensure that all people are seen, heard, and valued, visitors feel welcome, and residents and employees know they will be accepted, included, and provided opportunity and voice. Belonging is a movement convened by NICNE and led by a Task Force of more than 30 individuals and organizations working to build a culture of Belonging in Rockford.

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) has been strengthening nonprofits by providing capacity building, training, leadership development, technical assistance and resource support to organizations within Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 2004.

V2 Marketing & Management is a full-service Association Management and Marketing Company in Rockford, IL, providing advertising and marketing services, association management services, brand strategy, graphic design and website development. We are the mission-driven experts in taking your organization or brand to the next level using research, strategic planning, creativity and customized solutions.


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