Nonprofit Education

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Each year, CNM offers more than 100 workshops on a wide variety of topics that meet the needs of nonprofit staff, boards and volunteers. For over 30 years nonprofit professionals have come to CNM to learn emerging best practices in the sector and increase the impact of their mission.

94% of workshop participants agree that they would recommend the workshop to a friend or colleague.

96% of workshop participants agree that their instructor was effective in their knowledge, skill, and facilitation skills.

Workshop Details


To register, please find the workshop you are interested in attending on our Workshop Calendar and click "Register for This Workshop." Then fill out and submit the required information, and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation within five days, please contact us at (615) 259-0100. You can also register by calling (615) 259-0100. We recommend registering at least two weeks prior to the workshop. Attendance is limited. 


Pricing and MatchGrant Funds

One great benefit of becoming a CNM member is the greatly reduced price on all professional development and workshops. CNM members with budgets under two million dollars are eligible for MatchGrant funds. At the beginning of each year, eligible member organizations automatically receive funds to use towards workshops. To utilize your MatchGrant funds, please see these guidelines.

CNM accepts payment of tuition by check or credit card. If needed we can produce and invoice or receipt for workshops. CNM processes credit card payments through PayPal.

 If you need to cancel a course, we only provide refunds as CNM credit that can be used for a future course.

Learn more about MatchGrant Funds.



Our coupon program is expiring at the end of 2018, and you must redeem all valid coupons by December 31, 2018. To redeem your coupon:

1.       Log onto

2.       Select your desired workshop and put it in your cart.

3.       Email when the workshop is in your cart. CNM will apply the 50% discount manually and notify you when this is complete.

4.       Go back to your account, and finish registration.

5.       Present coupon on the day of the workshop to the CNM staff.

Please note, all coupons must be processed before final payment. We only provide refunds as CNM credit. Email if you have any questions.


Student Rates

CNM offers special pricing for students looking to learn more about the nonprofit sector. To register, create an account on and e-mail with proof of your student status (valid student ID, .edu email address, etc.). 


Cancellations and Refunds

If you need to cancel enrollment in a workshop, you will receive a full credit for another workshop. CNM only provides refunds as CNM credit. Please note: Credits expire one calendar year from the date of issue.

Notice of cancellation must be received at least two working days (48 hours) prior to the workshop. No refunds or credits will be given for late cancellations or no-shows of any workshop.

CNM reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. Should we cancel, participants will receive a credit toward another workshop.

If there is inclement weather, check the front page of the CNM website or call (615) 259-0100 to see if classes are cancelled.


Location of Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at CNM:

37 Peabody St., Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37210

Please note that CNM's parking process has changed. This page of the website explains the details and includes a map.


Special Needs and Accommodations

CNM welcomes all members of the community and will accommodate individuals with special needs. If you need special assistance or have a specific request, please contact


Photography and Videography Waiver

By attending a CNM event or program, you consent to interviews, photography, audio and video recording and its release or reproduction for news, website, promotional purposes, publication, or any other purpose by CNM and its afilliates and representatives.   



If you have questions related to workshops and/or Certificate Programs, please contact