Consulting

Does your organization need to make strategic long-term change? Get in-depth expertise from our team of consultants with a project tailored to your needs.

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Strategic Planning

A strategic plan is a roadmap for your organization to follow to deliver your mission successfully. Our consultants will guide you through a tailor-made, results-oriented effort.

Organizational Assessment

An organizational assessment allows nonprofits to take a step back, look at the big picture, and determine where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

Board Development

Board-focused services include identifying gaps, roles and responsibilities, board engagement, recruitment, and more.

Revenue Development

All nonprofits are confronted by the need for effective fundraising strategies. Our consultants can assess your current fundraising mechanisms and recommend improvements, make a fundraising plan, serve as support in endowment and capital campaign efforts, and help you train your board to “make the ask.”

Outcomes Measurement

Your organization spends countless hours developing a program, but how much time is spent determining impact? Our team can show you how to measure a program, implement outcome-focused planning, gauge new development, and more.

Social Enterprise

To enable local nonprofits to create revenue-producing social enterprises, CNM has partnered with CauseImpact to offer a premier consulting package. The goal is to enable each participant to create a launch-ready business plan to take to market.

Marketing & Branding

Every time a potential donor, client, volunteer, or employee considers your organization, they are evaluating and judging the value of your brand. Let our team show you how to tell your organization’s story to increase your impact.

Human Resources

The strength of your staff and your ability to work together successfully speaks volumes about your organization. We can help with team communications, conflict management, team and skills assessment, compensation studies and efficiency assessments.

Executive Search

Our consultants can step in to facilitate the executive search process, from reviewing the job description and setting the salary, to placing the ads and screening the applicants, to facilitating the decision-making process and making the offer. Our consultants also offer expertise in succession planning to ensure the viability of your organization through change.

Financial Management

Financial management can be a challenge for small to mid-size nonprofits looking to provide extraordinary services with limited resources, and large organizations with complicated subjects can be left wondering how to streamline the process.

Executive Coaching

Develop new skills, gain fresh insights, and increase the impact you bring to your organization with executive coaching. Our team will help identify your individual needs and goals to ensure they match you with the best coach.We offer multiple types of coaching, including the Birkman method, appreciative inquiry, Strengths Finder, 360 executive coaching, and more.

Organizational Culture

Do your organizational culture, policies, and procedures reflect your nonprofit’s core values? How does your organization incorporate diversity, inclusion, and equity practices? Work with a CNM expert on an organizational assessment and establish a workplace environment that will position your nonprofit and your staff for success.

 

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Want to build capacity in the Middle Tennessee nonprofit sector? If you are interested in working as part of our team of consultants, please complete this consultant intake form.

Note: We review facilitator and consultant submissions on an as-needed basis. We will keep your application on file for one year should an opportunity become available.