Center for Nonprofit Management

Bridging the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to drive positive change across Southern California.

Meet CNM

For nearly 45 years, CNM has been the trusted nonprofit partner that Southern California’s social impact sector turns to for help solving problems, responding to change, and elevating its leaders.

Our advisors draw on decades of experience leading nonprofits to help organizations succeed.

How CNM Works

We strengthen nonprofit leaders to increase the impact of  their organization’s work in the community.

We partner with philanthropies, the public sector, and corporations to amplify their reach.

We uplift the voice of the nonprofit sector to improve the impact of policy decisions on communities.

Solutions by Sector

Advocate for a Stronger Nonprofit Sector

By leveraging our capacity building expertise and a network built across nearly 45 years, CNM uplifts the voice of the nonprofit sector to improve the impact of policy decisions on communities.

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Pursuing Improved Policy Outcomes

We elevate the collective voice of our region’s nonprofit social services sector to advocate for changes in policy that will improve outcomes for communities. This work is centered in two initiatives: pursuing equity in LA County contracting and helping nonprofits access new public sector funds.

Current News & Resources

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Leaders Aligned for Success

By Carolyn Williams | I spent many years working in corporate philanthropy for SoCalGas and had the opportunity, up close, to see the many challenges nonprofit leaders face.

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Endings and Beginnings

By Regina Birdsell | Almost a year ago, I shared with our board that I thought it was time for new leadership at CNM given the vital role nonprofits play.

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Talk to CNM's Experts

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges and solving them requires sector-specific knowledge and experience. CNM is here to help. Reach out to discuss anything from strategic planning to community engagement and we’ll match you with an in-house expert to get you the best advice.

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