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The Mission Memo: February 12, 2021

Board Governance, Community Impact, Nonprofit Leadership, Nonprofit Operations, Program Management, Revenue Development

February 15, 2021

Meet the Funders Special Edition: 

The Next Normal – Giving Trends & Fundraising Adaptations for 2021

February 23, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Join CNM for our upcoming Meet the Funders Special Edition as we explore national trends, address event fundraising, and share tips for leveraging the charitable giving parts of the CARES Act. This conversation will feature Laura MacDonald, Vice-Chair of the Giving USA Foundation Board and 27-year expert in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and philanthropy.


Laura comes as close to having a crystal ball as anyone when it comes to staying on top of the philanthropic landscape. Don’t miss this powerful conversation and panel discussion about strategies to sustain our organizations as we navigate the post-pandemic world.


Panelists include:
Infinity Hospitality Waiving Venue Rental Fees for Events
Infinity Hospitality is offering to waive venue rental fees for The Bridge Building or The Bell Tower for 2021 events. The full-service event company is looking to assist you in throwing a great celebration: fundraising dinners, holiday parties, and more! Events must be booked by February 28th to receive the promotion. For full details about working with their team, email Bubba Plunk or call (615) 351-0574.

Early Bird Rate Extended for Upcoming Leadership Retreat
The Deane Foundation is partnering with CNM and Mike Wagner of the NorthStar Leadership Project to present a two-day, 1-night all-inclusive retreat for nonprofit leaders called Reaching Distant Horizons. This made-for-nonprofits leadership experience is an effort to help nonprofit leaders bridge the gap between the unique challenges of today and the long term needs of tomorrow. Register before February 19 to lock in the early bird rate. Learn more.

CERC Announces a New Round of Mini-Grants
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core invites proposals for activities that promote health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers. The research partnerships should seek to improve community health outcomes, increase access to health and health-related services, enhance quality and effectiveness of health interventions, and/or inform future health policy. Learn more.
2/19: Creating an Open and Affirming Culture of Care for LGBTQ+ Staff and Clients
$50 for CNM members; $100 for nonmembers
SESSION HIGHLIGHT: This workshop will provide organizational leaders a road map to transformative action steps to create an open and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ staff and clients. Through the use of evaluation tools, experiential exercises and breakout sessions, participants will create an action plan for change within their organizations which will create a socially and emotionally safer environment for all staff and clients...Learn more.
2/25: Scenario Planning and Cash Management Techniques to Maintain Financial Strength
$50 for CNM members, $100 for nonmembers
SERIES HIGHLIGHT: As nonprofits reflect on their social impact and face pressure on their funding sources, they are increasingly thinking of new ways to deliver their services with less capital available. During this interactive session, learn about Profit & Loss (P&L) analysis & trending, scenario planning, cash flow forecasting and expense management...Learn more.
3/1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Board Recruitment
$50 for CNM members, $100 for nonmembers
SERIES HIGHLIGHT: Boards guide the nonprofit’s strategy to accomplish its mission. Organizations, funders, and the greater community are realizing that having a diverse board is a key factor in mission success. Join Kia Jarmon in learning the complexities of board recruitment and how to apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens...Learn more.


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