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Featured Friday: Tennesseans for Student Success

Featured Friday: Tennesseans for Student Success

For the "Featured Friday" series, learn more about CNM-member organization Tennesseans for Student Success.

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.

Innovation Catalyst: Develop a business plan for a new venture

Innovation Catalyst: Develop a business plan for a new venture

CNM's Social Enterprise Catalyst, now expanded and renamed to the Innovation Catalyst, empowers nonprofits to develop business plans for ventures that enhance their effectiveness and sustainability.

Legacy giving Q&A with Belinda Dinwiddie Havron

Legacy giving Q&A with Belinda Dinwiddie Havron

Wondering about legacy giving? Belinda Dinwiddie Havron of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee answers questions.

How "Special" Are Your Events?

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The world of nonprofit event planning is changing. Are you keeping up? guest blog post by Beverly Grant, Chief Development Officer of Interfaith Dental Clinic

Free session: Keeping Your Mission Safe When Crisis Hits

Free session: Keeping Your Mission Safe When Crisis Hits

Is your organization prepared for a crisis? Learn ways to actively prevent and respond to crisis events in this free session presented by The Crichton Group.

The Importance of Succession Planning

The Importance of Succession Planning

"Our organization has recently journeyed, formally and with intention, on a growing understanding of and appreciation for the importance of succession planning. It started when I somewhat casually mentioned to our staff that I wanted to retire at the end of 2016. That was in 2014. Since that moment we have experienced the highs and lows of planning for transition." by Cathy Self, president of Baptist Healing Trust

Road to the Conference: Is Social Enterprise a Strategic Move for your Organization?

Road to the Conference: Is Social Enterprise a Strategic Move for your Organization?

I love HOV lanes. They physically embody the idea that, by doing something together, we’ll get where we want to go faster. And they’re a great metaphor for the purpose of this breakout session.