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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.

Continued Support Learning Series

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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.

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Upcoming Town Halls

July 8, 10:00 am: 120 Days In – Where Are We Now? | Register


Past Town Hall Events

May 27: Straight Talk to Donors | View Recording

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

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

April 10: Mindfulness in Times of Crisis | View Recording

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

April 3: Meet the Funders | View Recording

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

March 25: State of the Nonprofit Sector | View Recording

Quick Consulting

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In the months of May and June, 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.

Remote Working Mini-Grants

CNM partnered 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.

Grant applications are now closed.


  • Mini-Grant Recipients

    Updated 7/1/20

    100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
    A Soldier’s Child Foundation
    A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee
    Actors Bridge Ensemble Theater
    Agape Animal Rescue
    Amputee Blade Runners
    Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
    Backfield in Motion, Inc.
    Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee
    Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce
    Bravo Creative Arts Center
    BrightStone, Inc.
    Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries
    Camp Marymount
    CASA Inc. of Davidson County
    Center For Living and Learning, Inc.
    Center for the Arts, Inc.
    Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc.
    Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County
    Coach Approach Inc, DBA Day 7 Inc.
    Community Resource Center
    Congregation Micah
    Council on Aging of Greater Nashville
    CrossBridge, Inc.
    Dads Against Destruction
    Dancing Through the Curriculum
    Disciples Foundation, Inc.
    Dismas Inc.
    Diverse Learners Cooperative
    Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN
    Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee DBA Renewed
    Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West TN
    Family Life Missions
    Fashion is For Every Body
    Franklin Tomorrow Inc.
    Free for Life International
    Freedom’s Promise
    Friends Life Community
    Friends of Mill Ridge Park
    Friendship House
    From Your Father Inc.
    Galaxy Star Drug Awareness/Nashville Peacemakers
    Gallatin Chamber of Commerce
    Gallatin Shalom Zone
    Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee
    Global Education Center
    Hard Bargain Association
    Harvest Hands CDC
    Japan-America Society of Tennessee
    Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN, Inc.
    Jordan Thomas Foundation
    Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
    Kymari House, Inc.
    Leadership Middle Tennessee
    Learning Matters Inc.
    Luke 14:12
    Mental Health America of the MidSouth
    Moves and Grooves Inc
    Music for Seniors
    Musicians On Call
    Mustard Seed Ranch
    My Friend’s House Family & Children’s Services
    Nashville Adult Literacy Council
    Nashville Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition
    Nashville Civic Design Center
    Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
    Nashville Dolphins
    Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville in Harmony
    Nashville International Center for Empowerment
    Nashville Organized for Action and Hope
    Nashville Repertory Theatre
    Nashville Shakespeare Festival
    Nashville Teacher Residency
    Nations Ministry Center
    Neighborhoods Resource Center
    Open Table Nashville
    Partners for Healing
    Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, DBA Insight Counseling Centers
    Possibility Place
    Raphah Institute
    Rebuilding Together Nashville
    Renewed Life Ministries Outreach
    Rest Stop Ministries, Inc.
    Restore Small Groups
    Retrieving Independence
    Salvus Center, Inc.
    Southern Word
    Special Olympics Tennessee
    St. Luke’s Community House
    Street Works
    Sumner County Museum Inc
    Susan G. Komen Central TN
    Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence
    Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance
    Tennessee Foster Adoptive Care Association
    Tennessee Historical Society
    Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors
    Tennessee Kidney Foundation
    Tennessee Medical Foundation
    Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry
    Tennessee Respite Coalition
    Tennessee State Parks Conservancy
    Tennessee World Affairs Council
    TennGreen Land Conservancy
    The Arc Williamson County
    The Educators’ Cooperative
    The Family Center, Inc.
    The Healing Arts Project Inc.
    The Little Pantry That Could
    The New Beginnings Center
    The Refuge Center for Counseling
    The Sycamore Institute, Inc.
    Transformation Nashville
    Tucker’s House
    Turnip Green Creative Reuse
    UpRise Nashville
    Urban Green Lab
    Walk Bike Nashville
    Westminster School for Young Children
    Wilson County CASA
    Worker’s Dignity Project
    You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc.
    Young Leaders Council
    Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.

Federal Stimulus Resources

CNM is providing resources and ongoing updates about the federal stimulus package (the CARES Act). As details unfold about eligibility requirements, timelines, and applications, please check back for the latest updates.

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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.