CNM Blog

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.

"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.

Hello from the Trolley Barns - update from Tari

Hello from the Trolley Barns - update from Tari

"Hello from the Trolley Barns! It has been right at 100 days for me here at CNM and what a whirlwind it has been. I’ve been listening, speaking, writing, and working on several new initiatives – all designed to benefit you, our amazing nonprofit partners. Because we truly do consider our member agencies as our partners, I wanted to share a few updates from CNM about these new initiatives." Read more from CNM CEO Tari Hughes in this post.

Resources for nonprofit advocacy: Legislative Update follow-up

Resources for nonprofit advocacy: Legislative Update follow-up

Check out this list of resources for nonprofit advocacy, and a calendar of upcoming Days on the Hill dates.

Welcome to Consulting Intern Megan Maanao

Welcome to Consulting Intern Megan Maanao

CNM is excited to welcome our newest team member, Consulting Intern Megan Maanao!

Greetings and Happy 2017!

Greetings and Happy 2017!

"It’s the New Year when all seems fresh and the possibilities are endless. It certainly feels that way in my new role as CEO of CNM. I am full of energy and questions about how CNM can help you deliver more impact, efficiently and effectively." Read more about how CNM is moving forward in this message from CEO Tari Hughes.