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"Are you grant ready?" from CNM consultant Audra Davis

"In the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), we often talk about whether an organization is 'grant ready.' This may seem like a strange question, since almost all organizations would say, of course we’re ready for a grant – we need the money to fund our programs, right?" Read more in this blog post from CNM consultant Audra Davis.

Collective Impact Q&A (Part 2)

Collective Impact Q&A (Part 2)

Read the second half of our Opportunity NOW intern Soteria Reid's interview with CNM President and CEO Tari Hughes in this post.

Q&A with The Tennessean: "The Cost of Growth and Change in Nashville"

Q&A with The Tennessean:

In preparation for CNM's "Changing Nashville Neighborhoods: What's Next?" session on March 31, we sat down with Opinion Engagement Editor David Plazas and Photojournalist George Walker to learn more about the ongoing series "The Cost of Growth and Change in Nashville."

Q&A on board fundraising with CNM expert Jennifer Chalos

Q&A on board fundraising with CNM expert Jennifer Chalos

CNM fundraising expert Jennifer Chalos is moderating a breakout session panel at Bridge to Excellence: "War Room Tactics: Real-life Board Fundraising."

Nonprofits & power in public policy

Nonprofits & power in public policy

As a nonprofit, are you aware of how much power you have in the public polic process? The Healing Trust's Program Director for Advocacy and Access Beth Uselton says "by always staying grounded in mission, nonprofits have the capability to facilitate respectful, constructive conversations." 

Why advocate? Q&A about the legislative process with Meredith Sullivan Benton

Why advocate? Q&A about the legislative process with Meredith Sullivan Benton

It’s a question we hear often in this new political climate: what can we do? For nonprofits, advocacy provides an answer. On March 3, CNM is partnering with The Healing Trust and The Sycamore Institute to present the free session “Legislative Update: How Could Your Mission Be Affected & What Can You Do About It?” which will include analysis of some of the proposed bills and an advocacy strategies panel.

Column on Nashville's nonprofit from outgoing CNM president

Column on Nashville's nonprofit from outgoing CNM president

Outgoing CNM President Lewis Lavine shares his view of the future of Nashville's nonprofits in this op-ed for The Tennessean.

Nonprofits Drive Business Results for Corporations through Sponsorship

Nonprofits Drive Business Results for Corporations through Sponsorship

What does an effective corporate sponsorship look like for nonprofits? Find out from Lisa Davis Purcell, Vice President of Development at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.