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Collective Impact Certificate

What is collective impact and how are nonprofits in Nashville using it?

According to Collaboration for Impact, “Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across governance, business, philanthropy, nonprofits, and community members to achieve lasting social change.”

The CNM Collective Impact (CI) certificate has been created for leaders interested in amplifying the impact of their mission through the CI framework. This framework has been used as a model to address large social change in areas such as juvenile justice, obesity, and homelessness. Whether you are new to the concept, or ready to start your own CI effort, this certificate will help build a strong foundation for you and your organization.

Core Classes


  • Collective Impact: Part 1
  • Collective Impact: Part 2

Elective Classes

Choose Three

  • Introduction to Systemic Racism
  • Facilitating Conversations on DEI
  • Implementing Equity Frameworks: Creating Systemic Change
  • Community Engagement: Strategies for Implementation
  • Foundations of Evaluation
  • Intermediate Evaluation
  • Dynamic Teaming and Managing Group Conflict
  • Systems Change for Social Change Makers
  • Advocacy for Nonprofit Leaders
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Facilitation Skills for Nonprofit Leaders
  • Crucial Conversations in the Workplace