ATTENTION – CNM is pleased to announce we are offering our public seminars online via Zoom. In addition, we are going to begin curating a collection of on-demand public seminars that can be purchased and downloaded to view on your own schedule.  We look forward to serving you and meeting your needs for professional development in new, innovative ways. 

Due to current CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, CNM has put our in-person public seminars and certificate programs on hold. 

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Major Gifts: Anatomy of a Prospect Call

What is your pipeline to cultivating and requesting major gifts for your organization. How do you begin to secure a plan and move a donor forward to making a major gift? Learning Objectives:  […]

Introduction to Program Evaluation

Program evaluation is a systematic, data-driven review of a program within an organization designed to: (1) answer questions about program effectiveness and efficiency, (2) ensure program activities are connected to […]

Philanthropy 101

One of the most intangible yet integral characteristics of a nonprofit is its culture of philanthropy. Along with a comprehensive strategic plan, it is the bedrock on which a great […]

Nonprofit Budgeting

Budgeting has its challenges but the result is a valuable tool for your not-for-profit. This course will provide you with an understanding of what a budget is, how a budget […]

Strategic Planning 101

Strategic planning is an essential process to examine your organization’s mission, vision and values as well as long term goals, strategies and action plans to reach them. In this seminar, […]

Resilience at Work

Resilience -- the ability to spring back after tough challenges -- is needed now more than ever in the nonprofit world. Learn ways individuals, teams and organizations can intentionally build […]

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program – Thursdays

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program is a cohort of seven full-day sessions that provide in-depth instruction on the key components of the operations of a nonprofit. As a cohort, students […]

Giving USA 2020: Trends in Philanthropy

Following nonprofit sector news these days can leave fundraising professionals feeling alarmed. Stories about the new tax law, growth of donor advised funds and increasing wealth inequality mostly abound with […]

Social Media, Crowd Funding, and Giving Days

Social media is a tool used by billions daily to connect, to share, and to discover what is happening in their backyard and worldwide. As communication tools change rapidly and […]

Building a Culture of Philanthropy in Your Organization

A culture of philanthropy is an organizational culture where everyone in an organization understands the importance of philanthropy and has a role in encouraging it. From the receptionist to direct […]

State of the Sector Forum – Morning Forum

You're invited to our State of the Sector Forum on August 4th! Your experience and work in the nonprofit sector is significant and your thoughts and feedback should be heard. Sam […]

State of the Sector Forum – Afternoon Forum

You're invited to our State of the Sector Forum on August 4th! Your experience and work in the nonprofit sector is significant and your thoughts and feedback should be heard. Sam […]

Donor Life Cycle: From Acquisition to Planned Giving

Learn to understand the donor life cycle from acquisition to gift planning.  In this session we’ll take a look at the art and science of how donors connect to an organization initially […]

Managing the Development Office

Have you wondered how to build an effective development program and juggle all the infrastructure responsibilities at the same time? There are many roles and competing demands that development staff […]

Creating Logic Models, Goals, and Indicators

A logic model is a visual representation of how a results-based program is designed to work. Many evaluation experts agree that the use of the logic model is an effective […]

Social Media Bootcamp

Social Media Marketing has become a fantastic method of promoting your nonprofit and telling your stories.  Are you overwhelmed at the thought of planning, strategy, writing content and scheduling? Join […]

The Art of Conversation

 In today’s world we have so many ways to connect with donors. But, are you truly connecting? It’s the simple art of communication that helps you stand apart in our message filled […]

Effective Fundraising Leadership

Leadership is the number one success factor in any fundraising endeavor.  In this session, you will explore: Board and staff leadership in fundraising Ethical practice in fundraising How diversity and […]

Building an Annual Development Plan

As the development professional charged with the responsibility of fundraising strategy, how does one build an annual development plan? Whether starting from scratch or expanding an existing annual fundraising operation, […]

How to Wake Up a Tired Board

Why is my board not more engaged/active/interested/doing something? How can I get them reenergized? We will walk through common board issues, proven tactics to “wake up” board members and get […]

A Donor-Centered Approach to Fundraising

Take your knowledge and practice of donor-centered fundraising to a new level. This session provides the backdrop to understand the critical elements of fundraising, cultivation and stewardship and how they […]

Content Marketing

By now, you’re well-aware that building your brand and promoting your organization requires posting on social media, sending emails, writing blog posts, and updating your website. But who has the […]

Integrated Planned Giving Opportunities

Planned giving programs are an effective way to raise money from your most loyal donors. Integrating planned giving strategies into your annual or major gift program will not only secure […]