About

PRODUCING MEANINGFUL RESULTS AND ACHIEVING SOCIAL ROI

CNM’s heartbeat since the beginning has been to equip nonprofits with the knowledge and skills needed to be the best they can be. As community needs continue to grow, we have come to believe that all stakeholders, not just nonprofits, need to be involved if issues are to be addressed in a meaningful way. We broadened our mission to strengthen communities by partnering with corporations, foundations, government, as well as nonprofits, to focus on results.

To achieve social ROI, CNM provides strategic data expertise and leading-edge technology to nonprofits with the support of foundations and corporations. We also offer education and consulting services that give actionable, practical, and impactful guidance. At CNM, we are dedicated to smart management, measurable outcomes, and thriving communities.

Our customized approach, strategic management and data expertise, and leading-edge technology give the right mix of knowledge and insight to advance nonprofit missions and community impact. We help communities by helping nonprofits be their best – engaging them on every level, giving them the tools they need to succeed – and partnering with them and with businesses, foundations, and government entities in a way that produces meaningful results.

CNM COMMUNITY RESULTS

FORTRESS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

“Early findings in our data have led us to be optimistic that children who go through our preschool program are more likely to have on-level 3rd grade reading metrics, which is a major indicator for lifelong success. Adding this data to the dashboard through CNM-pact will allow us to track these students as they progress through our program to indicate not only short-term outcomes, but to validate our hypothesis about long-term outcome.”

Dani Bartells, Director of Programs and Impact
CNM-pact client, CNM Certified

Big brothers big sisters lone star

“As a person re-entering the nonprofit communal world, the Fundraising Certificate program gifted me the opportunity to relearn the key tools for success for my agency. After completing the program, I feel like a true fundraising professional.”

Scott Price, Advancement Officer

Financial Certificate Graduate

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“When we give tours to donors or prospects, we make it a point to explain the importance of our partnership with CNM.

Pat Smith, Chief Executive Officer
CNM-pact client, CNM Certified

The Senior Source

“This has been like a giant support group of wonderful marketers who GET IT.”

Kristin Dupont, Director of Marketing & Communications
Marketing Certificate graduate

STAFF AND BOARD

A Team Well Equipped to Partner with Nonprofits of all Sizes and Causes

Our team has a proven track record of results across major industry sectors. With significant experience in management consulting, nonprofit operations, education, and technology, we are well equipped to serve as a partner to nonprofits of all sizes and causes.

CNM President and CEO, and Department Leaders

Dionne (14)

President and CEO

Casey Square

Outcomes and Evaluation Director

Dionne (16)

Strategic Consulting Lead

CNM Board of Directors and Advocacy Council

CNM’s Board of Directors includes executives in both the public and private sectors. With expertise in finance, law, city management, social services, public affairs, human resources, and technology, these leaders are working together to help CNM fulfill its mission of strengthening communities.

Officers

Brandon Rowland

Board Chair 
Partner, Assurance
EY

Scott Orr

Vice Chair
Vice President, Public Affairs
Fidelity Investments

Collin Harrison

Vice Chair
Principal Consultant
Confident Technology Services, LLC

Dana Burghdoff

Secretary
Assistant City Manager
City of Fort Worth

Directors

Liz C. Beauchamp

VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
ATMOS ENERGY

Alan K. Davis

Vice President
gw Holdings

Stephen Davis

Managing Director, Architecture and Engineering
State Street

Larry Meltzer

Principal
MM2 Public Relations

Susan Rainey

Partner
Locke Lord LLP

Mike Walker

Vice President of Sales
Allied Electronics and Automation

Crystal Wright

Partner
PWC

Advocacy Council 

Joel Allison
George Baldwin
Brent Christopher

Gwen Echols
Fran Eichorst
Sandy Kautz

Bill Lawrence
Sarah Losinger
Carlela K. Vogel

Bob Wright
Susan Wright

Supporters

We are deeply appreciative of all our supporters. Because of their generosity, our services remain affordable to nonprofits who need our help.

Nonprofit Scholarship Funds

Our scholarship funds allow us to engage nonprofits on every level and give them the tools they need to succeed. Scholarships cover a portion of the cost of CNM Services, allowing nonprofits to receive support they might not otherwise be able to afford.

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ATMOS ENERGY
SCHOLARHSIP FUND

$50,000 of scholarships to over 15 nonprofits

Funded by Atmos Energy

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CNM BOARD
SCHOLARHSIP FUND

$25,000 of scholarships to over 10 nonprofits

Funded by Fidelity Investments, KPMG, Lennox International, Locke Lord, and Wells Fargo

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THRIVING COMMUNITIES SCHOLARHSIP FUND

This fund is open for contributions

Funded by Frost Bank

Funders and Partners

Financials

2021 REVENUE BY STAKEHOLDERS

Nonprofits – 52%
Corporations, Foundations, and Government – 45%
Individual Gifts – 3%

 

2021 EXPENSES BY ACTIVITY

Program Services – 75%
Support Services – 17%
Fundraising – 8%

CNM IN THE NEWS

Highlights

“Nonprofits want to, and are capable of, achieving greater community impact. But that requires funders to be more investment-oriented by directing their contributions to expertise and tools that will help nonprofits collect the right data and operate efficiently and effectively to achieve meaningful results.”

Opinion: Charitable giving: Are you throwing your money away?
The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 10, 2020 

“We consulted with one nonprofit that claimed its program was effective at reducing teen pregnancy. But once we implemented a plan for data collection and analysis, we found that while the teen pregnancy rate was lower overall, it was actually higher among Hispanic program participants. So, the funding alone had a mixed and limited return, and the data drove the nonprofit to a more effective solution.” 

Letters to the Editor: Don’t overlook the power of data
The Dallas Morning News, May 16, 2018

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