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Crisis Response

Our Middle Tennessee community is experiencing tremendous challenges. CNM is here to partner with you, to help you process, brainstorm, and connect in ways that help you come out of this time stronger and more resilient. Explore information below about crisis response resources, virtual gatherings, and other support our community needs to rise up and be #NonprofitStrong.

CNM’s Crisis Response programming is made possible by the ongoing generosity of our community supporters.

We are thrilled to announce the release of CNM’s newest video series capturing a snapshot of the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned from 2020 and beyond.

Nonprofits and community partners have gone above and beyond over the past year to support our region’s most vulnerable populations. CNM is honored to shine a light on their efforts and showcase their hard work. 

Introduction from CNM and PNC Bank | One Piece of Advice for Nonprofit Leaders | Alive Hospice | Quick Consulting | The Housing Fund | Hands On Nashville | Managing Change Through Crisis | Nonprofit Healthcare Heroes | Pivots from Our Community Supporters | YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Upcoming Town Halls

Stay tuned for added events!

  • Past Town Hall Events

    February 16, 2023: Meet the Funders | View Recording

    November 17, 2022: Meet the Funders | View Recording

    May 19, 2022: Next Steps for Nonprofit Employees – Higher Education, Certificate Programs, and Professional Development | View Recording

    February 17, 2022: Meet the Funders | View Recording

    December 14, 2021: Unveiling and Addressing Racism in the Nonprofit Sector | View Recording

    November 18, 2021: Meet the Funders | View Recording

    September 30, 2021: Meet Your Legislators | View Recording

    September 16, 2021: Vaccination Strategies for TN Nonprofits | View Recording

    August 26, 2021: Technology Trends That Are Shaping Fundraising | View Recording

    July 22, 2021: Navigating a Post-Pandemic Workforce and Return-to-Work Changes | View Recording

    June 24, 2021: Inspiring Funders Through Data-Based Reporting | View Recording 

    March 25, 2021: Extreme Makeover – Strategic and Safe Event Planning for 2021 and Beyond | View Recording

    February 23, 2021: Meet the Funders – The Next Normal: Giving Trends and Adaptations for 2021 | View Recording

    January 6, 2021: Statewide Town Hall on Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Distributions | View Recording | View Slide Deck

    September 9, 2020: Health Equity, Access, and Disparities | View Recording

    August 12, 2020: Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration in the Sector | View Recording

    July 8, 2020: 120 Days In – Where Are We Now? | View Recording

    May 27, 2020: Straight Talk to Donors | View Recording

    May 13, 2020: How to Prepare for Re-Entry Into the Workspace | View Recording

    April 15, 2020: Leading in Times of Crisis featuring Michael Burcham | View Recording

    April 10, 2020: Mindfulness in Times of Crisis | View Recording

    April 8, 2020: Budgeting & Financial Management, Weathering the Storm | View Recording

    April 3, 2020: Meet the Funders | View Recording

    April 1, 2020: Leading Change, Program, & Service Delivery Pivots for Nonprofits | View Recording

    March 25, 2020: State of the Nonprofit Sector | View Recording


Past Crisis Response Programming

  • Quick Consulting Program

    Supported by

    Joe C Davis Foundation Logo  Jackson Logo

    In the months of May and June 2020, CNM offered member organizations a complimentary hour of consulting for specific crisis-related guidance. Thanks to the support of the Joe C. Davis Foundation and Jackson National Life Insurance Company, the Crisis Support Quick Consulting program was designed to assist nonprofits with contingency planning projects to navigate through crisis.

    The complimentary sessions provided guided assistance to nonprofits for projects related to the top three pain points gleaned from CNM’s March member needs assessment survey: budgeting and finance; fundraising and development; and optimal program and service delivery. Each session paired nonprofit staff with CNM consultants for prep work, a brief session, and tools and resources for next steps. The goal of the program was to make an impact on organizations’ struggles in the current climate by revisiting and pivoting their 2020 strategic plans.

    Applications for this program are now closed.

  • Continued Support Learning Series

    Presented by

    PNC Bank Logo

    Dive deeper into the next phase of crisis management with CNM’s Continued Support Learning Series. These ninety-minute workshops are offered at low cost to CNM members, and each topic focuses on building resilience while navigating crisis.

    Join us for these upcoming sessions to learn more about leadership and change management, budgeting and finance, fundraising in a crisis, equity, and more.

    Stay tuned for upcoming programming from the Continued Support Learning Series.

  • Remote Working Mini-Grants

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    The Frist Foundation Logo

    CNM is proud to partner with The Frist Foundation to launch Remote Working Mini-Grants to help ease the financial burden of the crises we are facing in Middle Tennessee. Mini-grants are intended to support the purchase of hardware, software, and subscriptions to online platforms. These grants are available only to CNM members with a budget size of $2,000,000 or less (based on the most recently completed fiscal year), on a first come, first served basis.

    Applications are now closed.