Nonprofit Consulting

How can we help?

Are you looking for in-depth expertise that can help you take your organization further faster? We've got a consultant for that. From social media to social enterprise and everything in between – strategic planning, board governance, executive searches, outcomes measurement, and more – our team of experts work with your nonprofit to create long-term change. 

Read below to learn more about CNM's consulting method, our team of experts and their collective knowledge, a list of clients, and more. Contact our consulting department at if you have any questions or would like to get started on a project to make your organization stronger.


Consulting Overview

METHOD: CNM's customized approach meets your organization's specific needs and interests. Projects can focus on a narrow topic or on the entire scope of your organization. Before embarking on a new project, our consulting department will schedule an exploration call with you to hear your organization's needs, determine the project scale, and make recommendations. Once your organization is matched with a consultant (or consultants!), our highly trained and experienced team works with you to create strategic long-term change.


TYPES OF PROJECTS: CNM consultants are prepared to create a tailored approach to fit your organization's needs. From succession planning to board development to organizational assessment, we're here to help. Learn more about the types of projects we handle to see which consultants can meet your needs. Click here for a list of current and recent clients CNM's consultants have assisted.


THE TEAM: Click here to explore our team and their unique qualifications. Our consultants have expertise in a variety of fields -- from corporations and government agencies to academia and nonprofits of all types and sizes.


COST: Think you can't afford consulting? CNM may be able to help through the Nonprofit Excellence Fund. If your organization does not qualify for NEF, other options may be available; reach out to for details.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Explore a list of frequently asked questions with answers from our consulting department here.


Next Steps

Schedule a phone call with CNM’s Consulting Coordinator, Kyla Phillips or email to begin a project inquiry.



Apply to be a CNM Consultant

Want to build capacity in the Middle Tennessee nonprofit sector? If you are interested in amplifying the impact of social service, education, civic, health, or arts organizations, please complete this online consultant intake form. Our team of staff and consultants create connected communities equipped to realize our greatest opportunities.

We review facilitator and consultant submissions on an as-needed basis. Our workshop calendar for the rest of 2019 and 2020 have been set, and we currently have a full consulting roster. We will keep your application on file for one year should an opportunity become available sooner.