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Community 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 Community Impact programs.

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Networking Opportunities

Community Conversations

CNM’s Community Conversations kicked off in the Fall of 2020 as a series of virtual gatherings focused on building and sustaining collaborative movements in times of uncertainty and unpredictability. They were revamped in 2022 to focus on precise topics to advance equitable change in Middle Tennessee.

Each conversation features dynamic facilitation from local and national leaders, peer learning through discussion, and experiential opportunities with practical tools. Anyone engaged in a collaborative effort is encouraged to attend these free events.

Past conversation topics include:

  • Housing Affordability
  • Model Minority Myth
  • Equity & Access in Education
  • Justice & Rehabilitation in Nashville
  • Diversity & Equity in Health and Wellness
  • Veterans & Mental Health
  • LGBTQIA+ Equity in Business

View all 2021-2022 Community Conversation recordings. Stay tuned for upcoming 2024 Community Conversations dates and topics. 

  • Past Day of Convening 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 community impact at your own pace in CNM’s community impact workshops. Community impact workshops are designed for professionals at any level and from any sector.

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

The certificate is on hold until 2024

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