April 2017

We're growing and changing!

We're growing and changing!

2017 will be a big year of growth at CNM. As we develop new community initiatives and work towards creating change on a broad scale, our staff is taking on new and different responsibilities. We are so excited about this new phase in CNM’s development – designed to support and strengthen our members’ important work.

New Housing Catalyst Opportunity - Applications due May 11

New Housing Catalyst Opportunity - Applications due May 11

Has your housing nonprofit applied for a Barnes Fund grant? The strongest grant applications are supported by healthy  nonprofits... so we are here to help. Read more about a new partnership with the Mayor's Office in this post.

Welcome to "evaluation nerds" - CNM new consultants

Welcome to

CNM is thrilled to announce the addition of three new consultants to our team: Amy CampbellJessica Benton, and Hannah Wohltjen (right to left in the above photo) of Elevate Consulting. Amy, Jessica, and Hannah are evaluation experts who share more about what they do and why they believe it is important to nonprofits in this Q&A with CNM.

Knoxville opportunity: Board Excellence Conference

Knoxville opportunity: Board Excellence Conference

Read more about an opportunity in Knoxville on May 2 in this message from Alliance for Better Nonprofits.

You Have the Power - office for rent in Berry Hill

You Have the Power - office for rent in Berry Hill

The nonprofit You Have the Power has an office available for rent in Berry Hill. Read post for details.

"It's like I have a party going on in my head!" -Pat Shea, ATHENA Award recipient

Last week, CNM board member and CEO emeritus of the YWCA Pat Shea was honored with the 2017 ATHENA Award – a honor awarded to women for “their business success, community service, and encouragement of other women” (Nashville Business Journal). Hear more from Pat in this conversation with CNM.

Checking in with 2016's nonprofit case studies

Checking in with 2016's nonprofit case studies

In 2016, we heard from Dawana Wade of Salama Urban Ministries, Corey Gephart of St. Luke’s Community House, and Melanie Shinbaum of Fannie Battle Day Care about what was taking place in their neighborhoods. Now in 2017, check in with these nonprofit leaders.

Voices from the sector: Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi and Steve Fleming

Voices from the sector: Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi and Steve Fleming

How is gentrification affecting nonprofits? Hear from two leaders in the sector in these Q&As with Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi of Interfaith Dental Clinic and Steve Fleming of Bethlehem Centers, as part of CNM's "Changing Nashville Neighborhoods: What's Next?" event.