What We Do

We believe that nonprofits create better communities. Period. Our nonprofit members are our greatest partners. That’s why your mission is our mission. Click here to read more about our mission and CNM's new strategic direction.

CNM builds nonprofit capacity through consulting services, educational workshops and trainings, collective impact programming, networking opportunities, special events, member resources, and more. Click a section below to learn more about these services.


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 nonprofits to create long-term change.

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Collective Impact

Nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropy all play integral roles in helping solve complex problems in our communities. If you are a community change-maker who wants to accelerate progress and participate in the collective action movement, the Collective Impact Accelerator can help you overcome hurdles.

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Special events

We celebrate the incredible impact of nonprofits and their partners at the annual Salute to Excellence awards ceremony, where nearly $250,000 is awarded to deserving nonprofits. Professionals can also take their learning to the next level through annual CNM Intensives, or through our public Community Initiatives.

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We believe in the transformational power of education. CNM offers nearly 100 educational workshops every year on topics that matter most to nonprofits and their board members: fundraising, leadership strategies, volunteer management, budgeting, performance evaluation, and more. Visit our Workshop Calendar for the full list of offerings, and enroll in a Certificate Program for a deep dive in a specific subject area.

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Our affinity groups link nonprofit peers together in order to pave the way for future collaborations... and also to remind you that you're not alone out there. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from experts and connect with fellow nonprofit professionals. These groups -- CEO Conversations, Directors Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals, and more -- are open to individuals of CNM-member organizations.

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Once your agency has joined CNM, your entire staff and board of directors can access membership benefits. Also, stay up-to-date on the latest nonprofit news and CNM offerings through our blog and list of frequently-used resources.

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