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Collective Impact

Nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropy all play integral roles in helping solve complex problems in our communities. At CNM, we’re working to develop a culture of collective action in Middle Tennessee that moves the needle on our community’s most pressing challenges.

If you are a community change-maker who wants to accelerate progress and participate in the collective action movement, explore CNM’s Collective Impact programs.

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Networking Opportunities

Community Conversations

CNM’s Community Conversations kicked off in Fall 2020 as a series of virtual gatherings focused on building and sustaining collaborative movements in times of uncertainty and unpredictability.

Anyone engaged in a collaborative effort is encouraged to attend these free events. Collective impact groups are encouraged to bring 3-5 members from their team to engage in the topics together and connect with other collectives.

Past conversation topics include:

  • Virtual Community Engagement & Movement Building
  • Scenario Planning
  • Collaborating for Equity & Justice
  • Collaborative Fundraising
  • Opportunity for Policy Change

Each conversation features dynamic facilitation from local and national leaders, peer learning through discussion, experiential opportunities with practical tools, and small-project consulting opportunities.

Stay tuned for upcoming Community Conversations.

  • Past Event Recordings

    June 8, 2022 | LGBTQ+ Day of Convening: Conversations and Opportunities for Change

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    May 13, 2022 | Asian Pacific Islander Day of Convening: Conversations and Opportunities for Change

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    February 11, 2022 | Blackout Day of Convening: Conversations and Opportunities for Change

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    October 28, 2021 | Native Voices: Our Roots, Our Reality

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Learn about the tenets of collective impact at your own pace in CNM’s collective impact workshops. Collective impact workshops are designed for professionals at any level and from any sector.

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Take a deeper dive into collective impact content and conversation with CNM’s Collective Impact Certificate. Participants will expand their knowledge of the collective impact framework in a cohort-based model enhanced by peer learning.

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Unsure which Collective Impact program is right for your organization?

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