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Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope gathering them in one spot is helpful for you as you seek to make the most of what CNM has to offer. 

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Job Board

How do I post a job?
If you would like to post a job, you can follow this link to our job board. On the right hand side of your screen, you should be able to select “Post a Job.” You will then need to sign in, or if you do not have an account, register in order to post a job to the board.

Do I need to be a CNM member to post a job?
No, the Opportunity501 Job Board is open to all regardless of membership status.

What are the job posting rates?
15-day post: $149
30-day post: $249
CNM members receive a $50 discount on job board postings.
You can post your open Board Member positions for free. 

How do I apply my member discount to a job posting?
At the very end of the job posting process, you will be prompted for payment. On the payment page, there is a link you can click that says “Have a discount code? Click here to enter it.” This will generate a box for you type your code into, and then you will hit “apply.” This is an important step as we do not refund the difference if the discount code is not applied at the time of transaction. 

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Education

Are seminars free?
CNM’s public seminars are not free. Seminar prices may vary, but the typical price for a member is $65 and $115 for nonmembers.

Where can I find your public seminar schedule?
You can find it here. We recommend checking it often as dates are added and also subject to change.

How often do you update the calendar?
Our seminar schedule will show you dates about 2-3 months in advance.

My organization has a CNM membership but I forgot to apply the discount code when I registered for a course. Can you refund that money? 

Unfortunately, we do not refund the difference if the discount code is not applied at the time of transaction. 

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Membership

How do I know when my membership is going to expire?
You can email membership@thecnm.org if you have questions about when your membership will expire.

How do I use my member discount code?
The member discount code is emailed to you at the beginning of each month. To use it, simply type it into the coupon code box that appears either when registering for a seminar or certificate program or posting a job. Don’t forget to hit apply! We do not refund the difference if the discount code is not applied at the time of transaction. 

What are your membership rates?
Our membership rates are published here.

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Consulting Services

How much are your consulting services, like board development, grant writing, and strategic planning?
All of CNM’s consulting projects are customized so cost varies by project scope and CNM staff required to complete the project. This is so you receive work tailored to best meet your organization’s needs.

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Miscellaneous

Can you help me start a nonprofit?
Unfortunately, no. CNM’s expertise is for established nonprofits.

If you need assistance with paperwork and establishing a 501c3, please contact Nonprofit Elite.

If you need consulting services for your newly formed nonprofit, please contact Dallas Social Venture Partners.

Do you have nonprofit compensation information?
Please visit the Community Council of Greater Dallas for survey data related to nonprofits.

Do you have space I can rent for my nonprofit to hold a meeting?
Unfortunately, our offices do not have any space available for nonprofits.

Communities Foundation of Texas (214-750-4222) and Meadows Conference Center (214-821-0911) have space available for nonprofits to rent by the hour. Please contact them directly to inquire about their space.

If you have other questions that haven’t been addressed here, please use the form on our Contact Us page to submit an inquiry.