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We believe that thriving nonprofits are essential to a strong community. But how can nonprofits thrive when we’re stretched thin and lacking time, dollars, and resources?

At CNM, our mission is to equip your organization with the things you need to make a difference. We connect you to expertise, partnerships, and tools that will enable you to focus on your mission, all day, every day.

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We amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners.



A connected community equipped to realize our greatest opportunities.



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Core Values

Respect + Integrity

We celebrate individuals as whole people with diverse perspectives and unique needs. We engage and include each person with unconditional positive regard.

Healthy Growth + Balance

We value intentional, continuous growth and learning. We let go of the things that do not serve us well.

Diverse Collaboration

We embody the power of working together, as a team, a sector, and a community. We include everyone at the table.

Clear Communication

We are proactive and responsive. We embrace the hard work that creates positive change and focus on the path to the solution.

We’ve just earned our 2023 Gold Seal with Candid!Gold Transparency 2023 Candid Gold Seal

We are proud to announce that CNM has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to openness and accountability in our operations. The Gold Seal of Transparency acknowledges our efforts in providing clear, accurate, and accessible information to our stakeholders, including funders, nonprofit members, and the community we serve. We are thrilled to have completed the work to achieve this distinction and continue our work with even greater dedication, knowing that our efforts support a more transparent and equitable nonprofit sector. Visit CNM’s nonprofit profile on Candid to learn more about our work in Middle Tennessee.

Our Commitment to Justice for All 

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) believes in creating an equitable, connected community. We aspire to be a courageous, inclusive, and collaborative space for nonprofits, their partners, and the communities we all serve by embracing diverse races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, religions, age groups and abilities across all socioeconomic backgrounds. The CNM staff is committed to humbly examining ourselves by learning, unlearning, growing, and courageously holding ourselves and our community accountable by alleviating biases that stand in the way of equity, justice, and increased access to our programs and initiatives. 

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