Extensive curriculum in nonprofit organization management

Build your knowledge with courses and certificate programs taught by nonprofit experts. 

CNM’s Education offerings are the answer to nonprofit professional development you’ve been looking for. 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.

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! 

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

CNM’s half-day specialty seminars are held weekly throughout the year both in-person and online. 

Screen Shot 2018-05-31 at 5.29.58 PM
Screen Shot 2018-05-31 at 5.30.26 PM



CNM’s Certificate Programs provide an 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.

Our Certificate Programs are full- or half-day, multi-week intensive trainings on leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management.


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. 

Close-up of businesspeople shaking hands during business meeting


Enhance your fundraising effectiveness

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. The courses are put on in partnership with fundraising consulting firm M. Gale and Associates in Fort Worth. 

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


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.

Team succes. Photo young businessmans crew working with new startup project. Generic design notebook on wood table.  Analyze plans hands, keyboard.


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.



Sandy Kautz Library

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.

Access to the library is by appointment only to ensure that CNM staff is available to help guests. Library patrons do not have to be CNM members to access its resources. To schedule an appointment, call 214-826-3470 or email

I have over a decade of experience as a nonprofit professional, but still find invaluable takeaways from each class. The community at CNM has been amazing, as well. I’ve made so many wonderful connections with like-minded, passionate people, and the staff and instructors are so knowledgeable and welcoming. CNM is really an invaluable resource for the nonprofit community.

rhiannon martin

Vice President, Cedar Open Studios