Extensive curriculum in nonprofit organization management

Build your knowledge with expert-led seminars and certificate programs.

CNM’s Education Services are the answer to every nonprofit professional’s quest for development and growth. Our specialty seminars and certificate programs are led by experienced, knowledgeable instructors with an observed proficiency in strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, marketing, legal, human resources, and other areas essential to running an effective nonprofit.

All courses are open to non-members but are available to our members at a highly discounted rate.

I know I can always find the best training opportunities for my staff and board members at a reasonable cost. The value of the trainings far exceeds the minimal investment. What a treasure we have in DFW knowing that CNM is a near, affordable, excellent resource for nonprofit education!

Teresa Jackson

CEO & Founder, Sharing Life Community Outreach


Specialty Seminars

Essential Topics for Nonprofit leaders

Our specialty seminars don’t cover just one aspect of a nonprofit organization. No matter your role, we have something for you! CNM’s two-hour specialty seminars are held weekly throughout the year online. 

Nonprofit Management Certificate

In-Depth Instruction on key components of nonprofit operations

Build skills and network while learning best practices in seven key areas of nonprofit operations, including fund development, financial management, program planning, and outcomes measurement.


Fundraising Certificate


CNM’s Fundraising Certificate provides a wide selection of information-rich courses to enhance your fundraising effectiveness. This Certificate Program is taught by fundraising expert M. Gale in partnership with CNM and provides a comprehensive overview of fundraising concepts required for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.

human resources Certificate


The CNM Human Resources Certificate Program is designed to build confidence in how to navigate the world of human resources. A professor at TCU’s Neely School of Business shares information and insights about all aspects of human resources that every manager should know, including performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee retention.

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Financial Certificate

Nonprofit Financials, 990’s, and Tax returns Made Fun and Easy

CNM is partnering with Charles Schwab Bank to offer nonprofits four half-day sessions on financial basics and best practices. Nonprofit professionals will get acquainted with accrual accounting, become pros at financial statements, learn how to process different types of donations, and expertly tackle a Form 990.

Program Leader Certificate

Expert advice on leading powerful programs

The Program Leader Certificate is designed for those responsible for managing program departments for nonprofit organizations. The purpose is to help program managers gain a better understanding of their communication styles as well as the styles of those they manage, learn effective management and leadership skills, and how to guide data-driven, strategic program initiatives.

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Volunteer Management Certificate

strengthen your volunteer program

Whether building the foundation for a new volunteer program or enhancing current work with volunteers, the Volunteer Management Certificate provides all the expertise and tools you will need to get the most out of your volunteers.

Custom Training


CNM offers a wide variety of custom training to address nonprofit staff development needs that allow organizations to achieve better results and meet organizational goals.

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The CNM Nonprofit Management Certificate Program provided insight to other areas of a nonprofit organization that I wasn’t as familiar with such as HR, Board Management, Volunteers, Organizational Risk, etc. Now, I have a great overview of managing and running a nonprofit.


Development Director, Dallas 24 Hour Club