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.
CNM is committed to providing resources and ongoing updates about the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan, as well as other federal, state, and local resources as they become available. Explore the latest updates below.
Tornado Relief Information
Guidance on Returning to Work
Middle Tennessee Nonprofit Information
CNM Nonprofit Needs Assessment Results – Results from CNM’s survey to local nonprofits and community partners sent in March 2020
Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Resources – A continually updated list of crisis response resources and services offered by local nonprofits for the benefit of the whole community
Metro Nashville’s Small Business Task Force Resources – A resource page for Metro’s services for nonprofits and small businesses
Nonprofit Fundraising in a Crisis
Leadership & Communications
Government & Advocacy
Self-Care & Human Resources
Past Crisis Response Programming
Quick Consulting Program
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
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
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.
The CNM office will be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will be working remotely while our building is closed. We can be reached via individual emails or by filling out the form below.