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:

 

March 3

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?

Join CNM, The Healing Trust, and the Sycamore Institute as we discuss the importance of nonprofit advocacy. We will also break out in groups, each led by a subject matter expert from a local nonprofit, to discuss specific proposed legislation surrounding education, healthcare, immigration, and youth/childcare. The session will conclude with group report-outs and action steps.

Any nonprofit professional seeking to engage his/her organization with advocacy initiatives in a more meaningful way is welcome to attend.

Looking for inspiration for taking the first step towards advocacy?

 

 

March 31

  

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

Changing Nashville Neighborhoods: What's Next? will take place on March 31 from 8 am - noon at Piedmont Natural Gas. The forum will be arranged in several sections: presentation of new data and stories, perspectives from the field, and ideas for nonprofit action steps.

Highlights include:

  • Opening remarks from Mayor Megan Barry
  • Partnership with Nashville Public Radio, featuring curated content and information -- both news and multimedia stories
  • Presentation of new data and policies from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Community development perspective
  • Ways nonprofits can get involved with local government
  • Collaboration and collective impact strategies

Click here to register.

 

 

May 11

Bridge to Excellence

The Science of Social Change:

How To Fund It and How To Sell It

Click here to read more about this year's Bridge to Excellence nonprofit conference.

 

 

past event - click here for follow-up information

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