CNM Blog

Legislative Update April 5, 2019

Read the latest updates on select bills impacting CNM members.  Thanks to our partner, Stewart Clifton.  

Consultant Spotlight: Susan Chapman, Governance, Communications and Events Expert

Our first consultant spotlight is one of our experts in communications, fund development, and governance, Susan Chapman. Susan has 27 years of experience in these areas and has worked with many organizations in the Nashville area such as Exchange Club Family Center and the University School of Nashville. We were fortunate to hear from Susan about her experience as a CNM consultant and the insight that she has gained from her consulting experience with us.

Equity and Systemic Racism

Equity and Systemic Racism

The first Collective Impact Learning Community session of the year included the opportunity to hear from cohort member and Metro Human Relations Commission Executive Director Mel Fowler-Green on Systemic Inequality and Equity Frameworks. Equity is the base on which the collective impact framework should be built, and it is defined by Mel as, “just and fair access and inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.” Without an intentional focus on equity, collaborative efforts can unintentionally reinforce patterns that uphold disparities

What to Expect from a CNM Consulting Engagement

What to Expect from a CNM Consulting Engagement

Have you identified a need to amplify your work but don’t know next steps? The following page will show you how to navigate the CNM consulting process so that you can receive in-depth expertise on projects as large as organizational strategic planning and as small as a meeting facilitation.

Systems Thinking for Change

Systems Thinking for Change

Did you miss out on our recent Young Nonprofit Professionals event about systems change? Read our blog recap here!

Being a Public Defender in Your Own Role

Being a Public Defender in Your Own Role

CNM welcomed Metro Nashville's newly elected Chief Public Defender, Martesha L. Johnson, for an interactive discussion about collaboration between her office and local nonprofits. Read on to learn how you can get involved with the Public Defender's office and become an advocate for your clients throughout the community. 

2018 Salute to Excellence Finalists Announced

CNM is thrilled to honor the 2018 Salute to Excellence finalists ahead of this year's event on October 9, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel!

Lewis Lavine: A Beautiful Legacy

Lewis Lavine: A Beautiful Legacy

Click to read CNM's tribute honoring the life of former CNM President and CEO Lewis Lavine.