Helpful links:

Starting a Nonprofit

               If you are starting a nonprofit, we recommend following this checklist first.

               Another helpful resource for start-ups, also includes many links to other resources

               FAQs for many nonprofit categories such as management, regulation, development

               Information about the laws and regulations for nonprofits

Overall nonprofit sector information

               Recent study supported by CNM and other nearby management services organizations

               Comprehensive analysis of the sector, available for purchase

               Nonprofit FAQs from the Tennessee Secretary of State

               Economic impact study of the local nonprofit sector conducted by MTSU in 2013

Governance resources

               Updated guidebook created by CNM, TN Secretary of State, and TN Attorney General

               One-page resource from BoardSource

               Tools and news for nonprofit board members

Nonprofit news and management reports

               Written by attorney Christopher Was of Butler Snow 

               Conducted by the management service organization Compass Point

               Article about cross-sector collaboration

Nonprofit management resources

               Resource from The Bridgespan Group

Equity materials

               Tool for guiding equity conversations in your workplace. 

              Segment of a presentation by Allan G. Johnson where he use the game of Monopoly to explain                 white privilege and social systems. 

               Ian Haney Lopez describes racism as a strategy to win votes. 

              TedX talk that discusses the role of racism on the health and well-being of historically                                  marginalized people. 

               This podcast looks into the role/impact of white identity and why we need to talk about it                           (click play in the upper left corner).

               In this TedTalk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of misunderstanding if cultures and people                 are reduced to a single story.  

               Donna K. Bivens explores the inner and interpersonal results of systemic racism.  

               Abe Lateiner looks at white privilege and white guilt. 

               Video about microaggressions in a classroom. 

               Video explaining microaggressions. 

  • Racial Equity Tools

    Tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward racial equity at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

The Race Matters Institute helps organizations develop policies, programs, practices, and protocols that achieve more equitable outcomes for all children, families, and communities. 

A national movement started by Living Cities to advance racial equity by dismantling structural racism, city by city, town by town. Good intentions aren't enough to close outcome gaps, so we are committed to three steps forward, together.


CNM resources

               FAQs about how group purchasing organizations work


CNM Blog

Check the CNM blog for information about new offerings and deadlines and news concerning the nonprofit sector.

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