Nonprofits create better communities -- period. And we believe it is now more important than ever for nonprofits to take our work to the next level. Let's engage in creating social change on a broader scale!

That's why at CNM this year, we are launching a series of events under the umbrella of Community Initiatives. Check out what we have planned so far, and stay tuned for updates coming soon:



(past event, March 2017)


Our neighborhoods are changing rapidly, but what action steps can nonprofits take in the face of gentrification?

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(past event, March 2017)

Legislative Update:

How Could Your Mission Be Affected &

What Can You Do About It?


Which current proposed bills in the state legislature affect the work of nonprofits, and how can nonprofit organizations mobilize around these issues?

CNM, The Healing Trust, and the Sycamore Institute discussed the importance of nonprofit advocacy. Attendees split into groups, each led by a subject matter expert from a local nonprofit, to discuss specific proposed legislation surrounding educationhealthcareimmigration, and youth/childcare. The session concluded with group report-outs and action steps.

Looking for inspiration for taking the first step towards advocacy?



Coming soon

  • This summer, Legislative Update part 2: What bills were passed this session, and how can nonprofits can involved in the next steps?
  • This fall, Advocacy Summit: details pending, stay tuned!
  • This fall, Meet the Commissioners: details pending, stay tuned!
  • ...and more