CNM is proud to introduce our NEW Interim President & CEO, Wanda Lyle!


CNM is committed to providing accessible opportunities for nonprofits across Middle Tennessee. Explore our scholarships for continuing education and networking opportunities below.

MatchGrant Scholarships

In partnership with


With support from The Frist Foundation, CNM is able to offer MatchGrant scholarships to provide financial assistance for CNM members to help reduce the costs of workshops. MatchGrant scholarships are structured to cover up to 75% of a workshop cost at a time for organizations with a budget under $2 million.

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Sam Howard Empowerment Fund

In partnership with

The Sam Howard Empowerment Fund exists to support emerging and established leaders of color in the nonprofit sector in Middle Tennessee with professional development opportunities. The fund is generously supported by Amazon and The Urban League of Middle Tennessee.

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Young Nonprofit Professional Scholarships

In partnership with

CNM has partnered with The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund to better prepare the next generation of community leaders. Each Fall, Maddox offers 10 young nonprofit professionals $1,000 scholarships to use towards completing one of CNM’s certificate programs, attending workshops, or professional coaching. Professionals working in Maddox’s three program areas will be prioritized.

To learn more contact Joseph Gutierrez at

Interested in financial support for nonprofit consulting? Explore our Nonprofit Excellence Funds.