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CNM Announces Membership Partnership with Tennessee Management Support Organizations

CNM members can now enjoy access to exclusive membership benefits with CNM's counterparts across Tennessee. CNM has joined forces with Momentum Nonprofit Partners (Memphis), Venture Forward (Chattanooga), and Alliance for Better Nonprofits (Knoxville) to better support nonprofits throughout the state.

Legislative Recap of the 111th General Assembly

Legislative Recap of the 111th General Assembly

The 111th General Assembly commenced during a season of tremendous change, with a newly elected Governor, a new administration, and a record number of new legislators. Over 1500 bills were introduced this session, many of which will have an impact on the nonprofit sector and the populations that local nonprofits serve. Continue reading for an overview of new legislation that could have an impact on your nonprofit.

The Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Announce the 2019 Finalists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2019) – The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville today announced the 2019 finalists for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA).

NELA, an initiative of the Nashville Chamber, recognizes Middle Tennessee’s young professionals (YP) under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen career field as well as their commitment and contribution to the community.



Consultant Spotlight: Amy Campbell, Program Evaluation Expert with Elevate Consulting

This week we got a chance to talk to Amy Campbell who spoke for herself and Elevate Consulting as CNM’s evaluation experts. Elevate is focused on working with nonprofits to improve their evaluation skills and to guide nonprofits in how they can better collect and learn from data. Elevate helps nonprofits to “find better ways to solve problems, tell their stories, and share their impact.” Elevate has worked with CNM to achieve this mission.


Legislative Update May 6, 2019

A summary of bills pertinent to the nonprofit sector that passed this legislative session.  A final report will be posted shortly that includes public chapters for these bills and quick summaries of bills that have not yet passed but may resurface next session.  

Legislative Update April 23, 2019

These selected bills are included either because they impact nonprofits and the nonprofit sector or because they address key issues that many nonprofits are following. The General Assembly is expected to adjourn by mid-May but there is no guarantee, as the House and senate must agree on the budget. Most committees other than Finance have shut down or will shut down this week.  


Medicaid Block Grant for Tennessee?

Many in our sector are following a current bill in the TN General Assembly that requests a  Medicaid Block Grant from the federal government.  Clifton Government Relations provides here some history of TennCare and the Medicaid program.  


Consulting through an Equity Lens with Phyllis Hildreth

Consulting through an Equity Lens with Phyllis Hildreth

How can consultants apply an equity lens through their projects? CNM recently welcomed Phyllis Hildreth, Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Advancement at American Baptist College, to facilitate this conversation with our consultants. Read more and explore links and resources in this post.