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The Mission Memo: July 2, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

Has your professional development budget been cut during the pandemic? CNM is offering low-cost virtual learning opportunities to meet your needs right now. Beginning July 6, the Continued Support Learning Series features micro-learning modules focusing on the most-requested pain points in the nonprofit community. CNM members can participate for just $15 per session. Reserve your seat today!

Innovation Catalyst: Strategic Realignment

A reimagined version of the Innovation Catalyst to meet the challenges of 2020


Could your organization use expert guidance to clarify your strategic priorities and improve your sustainability? The Innovation Catalyst:Strategic Realignment (iCat:SR) is an intensive seven-month process that provides nonprofits with a unique opportunity to adapt their organizations to be more nimble and sustainable in the current climate. Applications are open now through July 17.
Participating teams will experience a constructive and strategic process that includes:
  • a portfolio review
  • a strategic framework 
  • business planning to analyze an organization’s underlying business model for necessary pivots 
  • a refined pitch of your organizational plan for stakeholders
Questions about the Innovation Catalyst: Strategic Realignment? We have office hours available for you to ask questions about the program and application process. Email consulting@cnm.org to reserve a time.


Free Touchless Thermometers Available to Nonprofits

Could your nonprofit use touchless thermometers to supplement your reopening plan? Nashville’s Community Resource Center has created an interest form for nonprofits in need of thermometers and other safety items. Submit a request for supplies via this link and the CRC will contact you to assess your organization’s needs.


7/6: Directing Disruption: Mastering Development in Our New Normal
$15 for CNM members; $35 for nonmembers
SESSION HIGHLIGHT: The kickoff session in our Continued Support Learning Series will feature an interactive learning experience with development expert Dr. Deb Macfarlan Enright. This class is designed to bring you optimal practices from development professionals and funding sources across the country in the nonprofit space as we face the post COVID reality togetherLearn more.
7/6: Virtual Events A-Z: From Advancements to Zoom
$15 for CNM members; $35 for nonmembers
SESSION HIGHLIGHT: Do you want to create a virtual event but just can’t think of how to do it? This workshop will explore creative options to in-person events. We will discuss different approaches and how best to promote your mission through a virtual event that is unique to your organization and engaging to your donors.Learn more.
7/13: Inclusive Leadership
$15 for CNM members; $35 for nonmembers
SESSION HIGHLIGHT: Cross-cultural research highlights the key traits of inclusive leaders and their strategies for inclusion. This session will discuss key inclusive leadership traits to effectively lead diverse teams and organizations that work with diverse constituents. Inclusive leadership traits, strategies, and case studies will be presented.Learn more.
7/13: Equity in Action: A Leader’s Guide to Identifying and Addressing Disparities
$15 for CNM members; $35 for nonmembers
SESSION HIGHLIGHT:  Reducing systemic inequity along socioeconomic, gender, racial, and sexual identities should be a higher priority within your organization’s mission. How do you identify the gaps within your existing systems and policies? How do you change your stakeholder’s mindsets? What are the model practices and tools needed to address disparities?Learn more.


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