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Connect, Engage and Grow with Leadership Circles.

Establish a network of trusted peers to support you in your nonprofit leadership journey.

Leadership circles help you navigate the challenges and complexity of the nonprofit sector by connecting you with a network of peers facing many of the same issues and concerns.  With the guidance of an experienced facilitator, Leadership Circles provide participants a confidential environment where they can engage in peer coaching, develop leadership skills, and overcome obstacles by engaging in thoughtful problem solving.  

Leadership Circles are for those who:

  • Want to develop a network of nonprofit leaders.
  • Desire active engagement with peers.
  • Want practical learning while processing real world, complex problems.
  • Seek to learn within a peer coaching environment.
  • Value a confidential space to explore strategic direction.

Circles are open to CEO/Executive Directors, Development, Marketing, Operations and Program Directors.  The Leadership Circles are held monthly from September 2019-May 2020 for 2 hours.  There are Circles available at both our Dallas and Fort Worth offices.  

Leadership Circle participants who attend all sessions are eligible for an exclusive leadership panel event at the end of the program.

Participation in Leadership Circles is by application only.  

Applications are now closed.  If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list, please contact Christy Livingstone, Education Director at livingstone@thecnm.org. 

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Member Rate: $350
Non-Member Rate: $500

Payment is due at the time of application.  In the rare occurrence there is not a suitable circle placement available, a refund will be provided.

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Orientation Dates:

Choose from one of the following:

Tuesday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Dallas)

Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Fort Worth)

Thursday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Dallas)

Only new Leadership Circle participants are required to attend one orientation session.


“The Leadership Circle provided me with a group of like-minded peers, who encouraged me through multiple issues over the last year. This type of group processing was extremely helpful in getting to the root of various work-related problems. I am grateful for the individuals in my Circle and their coaching over the last year.”

Leadership Circle Participant


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.

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