Two catalyst opportunities at CNM - deadline August 12

July 21, 2016

Two catalyst opportunities at CNM - deadline August 12

CNM catalysts are like business incubators for your nonprofit, using a cohort model to jumpstart your organization into a new subject. These two upcoming catalyst opportunities both begin with customized group workshops and also include integrated consulting services that fit your organization's specific challenges. Applications for both the brand-new Financial Catalyst and the Governance Catalyst are due on August 12, so don't delay in taking advantage of these opportunities!


Meaningful financial information is important for all stakeholders of a nonprofit. Strong internal policies and well-trained staff are key elements in maintaining proper recordkeeping and reporting that supports decision making for the organization. For smaller-sized nonprofits, with limited staff and resources, these can be difficult tasks to achieve. The Financial Catalyst, led by CPA and CNM consultant Amy Maden, aims to develop staff in bookkeeping roles and provide key templates and customized implementation for their organization. Upon completion of the catalyst, individuals will have formulated fiscal policies and procedures, received customized training in effective use of their agency's accounting system, and built a foundation for recordkeeping and reportingto key external stakeholders.

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The Governance Catalyst is an innovative and unique opportunity to enhance the key to organizational success: strong relationships between leaders. Together, pairs of executive directors and board chairs will be chosen from a competitive application process to participate in an intensive, four-part series that is designed to improve communication and problem-solving.
The four-part series begins with three customized workshops, completed alongside the selected cohort participants. The workshops subjects are designed to build on one another for maximum impact. Fieldwork activities will be assigned between session. Following the group cohort experience, each organization will receive six hours of consulting to integrate these new practices within their respective boards and provide support on organization-specific issues.
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