EDUCATION

Extensive curriculum in nonprofit organization management

CNM offers extensive curriculum in nonprofit organization management.

Our specialty seminars and certificate programs are led by experienced, knowledgeable instructors with an observed proficiency in fundraising, financial management, marketing, legal, human resources and other areas essential to running an effective nonprofit.

CNM’s half-day specialty seminars are held weekly throughout the year. Our Certificate Programs are full- or half-day, multi-week intensive trainings on leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management.

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

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! 

You can find courses across a wide range of topics including: Board & Governance, Finance, Fund Development, HR & Legal, Marketing, Outcomes, Volunteers. 

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

GROW AS A NONPROFIT PROFESSIONAL

CNM’s Certificate Programs provide an easy and affordable way for you to enhance your knowledge and skills to perform your absolute best. Each program is taught by experienced subject matter experts, who give you relevant knowledge, tools and best practices to carry your mission forward.

 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

targeted focus on personal leadership development

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate improves the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and their organizations. This program provides a learning environment that lets you collaborate with fellow nonprofit leaders. 

CNM offers the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate through two unique partnerships: Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. 

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FUNDRAISING CERTIFICATE

Enhance your fundraising effectiveness

In partnership with fundraising consulting firm, Dini Spheris, CNM’s Fundraising Certificate provides participants with a wide selection of information-rich courses that will equip you with methods and practices and enhance your fundraising effectiveness. 

Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the program is a comprehensive overview of fundraising concepts required for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam.

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

In-depth instruction on key components of nonprofit operations

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

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is sponsored by Atmos Energy. 

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NONPROFIT MARKETING CERTIFICATE 

Develop a nonprofit marketing or PR plan

The Marketing Certificate gives you the opportunity to develop a comprehensive, strategic Marketing Plan for your organization. Learn best practices in marketing, branding, and PR to effectively reach your organizational goals for fundraising, volunteer recruitment, target client outreach, or new program/service launches.

Volunteer management CERTIFICATE 

strengthen your volunteer program

Whether you are building the foundation for a new volunteer program or enhancing your 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.

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Library

Sandy Kautz Library & Foundation Directory Online

The Sandy Kautz Library at CNM’s Fort Worth Campus provides nonprofit professionals with access to more than 450 books on topics relevant to the nonprofit sector as well as computers equipped with free access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO).

The Foundation Directory Online gives guests access to information on 140,000+ grantmakers worldwide. Other Funding Information Network Partners in the DFW area include: Dallas Public Library, Arlington Public Library, University of North Texas and Burleson Public Library.

Access to the library is by appointment only to ensure that CNM staff is available to help guests and to reserve use of a computer (if applicable). Library patrons do not have to be CNM members to access its resources. To schedule an appointment, call 214-826-3470 or email expert@thecnm.org.

For nearly 40 years, CNM has helped strengthen nonprofits by offering affordable education and management consulting services to our members. We broadened our mission in early 2015 to strengthen communities by connecting and engaging nonprofits and other stakeholders through thought leadership, management expertise and outcomes technology.

Keep in Touch

DALLAS

6688 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206

214-826-3470

Fort worth

1701 River Run
Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107

817-334-0228

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