We are disappointed to announce that make/SHIFT 2.0, scheduled for June 3-5, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been postponed until May 6-8, 2021. Read more here: https://www.nacce.com/news/makeshift-20-is-postponed-until-2021

Current Partners

The following list represents our current NACCE partners. If your organization is interested in learning more about partnering with NACCE, click the button below!

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Our grant and year-round partners include:


NACCE has partnered with the Amazon Small Business Academy program to fund curriculum development and instruction of digital business courses in community college classrooms around the country. The classes will cover the fundamentals of online business strategies, marketing, merchandising, inventory management, and more. The curriculum will provide sixteen hours of beginner, intermediate and advanced content, created in collaboration with NACCE and the program’s lead schools: Lorain County Community College in Elyria near Cleveland, Ohio and North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, IdahoClasses will begin in spring 2020 at the lead schools, as well as Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass.State Center Community College District in partnership with Fresno City College, in Fresno, Calif.Houston Community College in Houston, Texas; and Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo. 

To learn more, please click here.

Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a non-profit, accredited university with more than 50,000 graduates. The University is recognized as a national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top transfer institutions, the University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education. Bellevue University’s Premier Partner Network is the nation’s largest partnership network for community colleges, connecting 50-plus network institutions with opportunities ensuring students are ready for lifelong leadership in their community. Students can transfer associate degrees to Bellevue University, accelerating bachelor degree completion and enabling affordability.

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Burton D. Foundation

NACCE has partnered with the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support Northeast Ohio community college teams by providing scholarships to attend our national conference.

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Direct Selling Education Foundation

Did you know that more than 20 million individuals in the U.S. are involved in direct selling? The direct sales channel is more often recognized by the company brands in the industry than as a proven method for low-barrier-to-entry self-employment. The Direct Selling Entrepreneur initiative, developed by the Direct Selling Education Foundation and NACCE, seeks to increase the awareness of direct selling as an entrepreneurship strategy and a viable pathway for any individual to start their own business.

To register or learn more, please click here.


NACCE has partnered with the Kauffman Foundation as a National Resource Provider for their 2019 ESHIP SUMMIT. This event is a convening that brings together entrepreneurial ecosystem builders – leaders connecting communities to accelerate entrepreneurship. To learn more, please click here.

HP Foundation – HP LIFE

Since 2013, NACCE has brought HP LIFE e-Learning resources and insights to the community college campus and researched how this free online learning tool can be utilized to foster innovation, enable business starts and create jobs. HP LIFE e-Learning is a peer-reviewed Open Educational Resource for students, entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world who want to gain real-life business and IT skills to learn about, start or grow a businesses.

To help you implement this free tool in your classroom, contact our NACCE representative here.

For more information on this program, please click here.

Intuit Education

NACCE has partnered with Intuit Education to launch a pilot in 2019 entitled, "Financial Management for Entrepreneurs Curriculum Initiative".

To learn more about Intuit Education, please click here.

Indiana University Center for International Business & Research (IU CIBER)

NACCE has partnered with IU CIBER to promote their goal of increasing the country's capacity for international understanding and trade competitiveness. To that end, IU CIBER is providing NACCE members who are looking to internationalize their curriculum with the current best practices in international education. Resources include: free videos, classroom pedagogy and more! To learn more about IU CIBER, please click here.


Manodharma is a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating and promoting robust and sustainable partnerships between higher education institutions in the United States and India. NACCE has partnered with Manodharma to offer fully-funded travel scholarships to NACCE leaders to meet and connect with inspiring founders and visionaries of social and educational organizations across India. To learn more, please click here.

Michelson 20MM Foundation

NACCE partnered with the Michelson 20MM Foundation to launch an intellectual property education pilot through ten community colleges across the country. IP curriculum covers the essentials of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. IP comprises 45 percent of the country’s total GDP today and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly traded companies in the United States. The goal of the pilot was to identify early IP champions in the form of one lead and nine supporting community colleges that incorporated IP education content into new or existing courses. The pilot’s lead college was responsible for developing a master syllabus and corresponding learning objectives, readings, assignments, and assessments that successfully incorporated IP education into 15-20 percent of the overall course content. The nine supporting colleges adopted and/or adapted these materials for their respective courses. The pilot program began in December 2016 and is slated to grow in 2019. To learn more about the Michelson 20MM Foundation, please click here. To register for free IP curriculum, please click here.

  Michigan State University Center for        International Business & Research            (MSU CIBER)

NACCE has partnered with MSU CIBER to promote their goal of providing superior education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on international business and trade. NACCE hosts workshops in partnerships with MSU CIBER on a variety of topics including internationalizing your community college, global entrepreneurship and more. To learn more about MSU CIBER, please click here.

National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

NACCE and The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (Entre-Ed) have partnered through Entre-Ed’s America’s Entrepreneurial Schools Initiative (AES), a national school designation designed to drive K-12 entrepreneurship for Every Student, Every Year. The designation recognizes outstanding K-12 schools (public, private and career centers) that deliver entrepreneurship education to all students and provides best practice professional development and support across all grade levels for schools to attain this goal. NACCE is working with our community college partners who will help with outreach and implementation for schools they serve. To learn more about the AES initiative, click here.

Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University, a private, nonprofit institution, is proud to provide affordable, accessible online education to students nationwide. Founded in 1932, we've been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and have gained national recognition for our dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

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Verizon Foundation – Verizon Innovative Learning

Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, is ensuring equitable access to education in under-resourced communities across the nation.  In support of underrepresented populations in STEM fields, Verizon Innovative Learning in partnership with NACCE work with middle-school aged young men of color, and rural young women across 40 college/university campuses across the country to teach next-gen technology skills and entrepreneurship.  Each student is offered an immersive STEM experience during our 3-week summer camp and paired with a mentor for the duration of camp and into the next academic year.

To learn more, please visit www.VerizonInnovativeLearning.com.