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About Us


Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit
Organizations (QENO) is a partnership
between UNCW and the community created to help strengthen nonprofit organizations in southeastern North Carolina through professional, leadership, and organizational development and providing connections to UNCW faculty, staff, and students.

We offer ...

  • Professional workshops
  • Organizational coaching
  • Community-based research opportunities
  • Nonprofit lunch & learn series
  • Technical assistance
  • Student applied learning opportunities

About Us

QENO was initiated in 2006 through the collaborative efforts of local funders, community leaders, and UNCW faculty and administrators from the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program who shared the goal of expanding opportunities for local non-profits to network and receive training in non-profit best practices.

Today, QENO has matured into a university-wide office led by Director, Natasha Davis with strong institutional support of UNCW's Office of Community Engagement. QENO leads multiple university-wide collaborations to provide increased resources to our region's nonprofit sector.

Primary funders include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina
  • Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
  • Onslow Caring Community Foundation
  • State Employees Credit Union Foundation