About Us

Cultivating your success is our mission.

The initial idea was simple:  Offer practical advice to the region’s nonprofits and equip them with skills and tools to improve operations.

Nearly 45 years later, that same intention continues – CNM is an experienced, thoughtful partner offering the expertise and solutions that enable our nonprofit sector to thrive.

Solve Problems

Our team leverages expertise in strategy, planning, and evaluation to create solutions that drive results across Southern California communities.

Build Skills

Our training programs provide opportunities to master management and leadership fundamentals, strengthening attendees’ capacity to respond to change.

Advocate for Nonprofits

As we build meaningful relationships across our network, we use our capacity-building expertise to represent the interests of service providers to increase their impact.

Colleagues,

We are fortunate to live and work in Southern California, a region known for innovation, sunshine, nonstop action, and a willingness to find creative solutions to complicated problems. But with so many economic and political forces putting pressure on social structures to change, it is inevitable that board members, executives, and their staff are feeling an urgent need to think strategically, find solutions, deliver results, and adapt at an exponential pace.

Every year thousands of leaders, deeply committed to their missions, turn to our experienced team of nonprofit consultants, certified coaches, and experienced instructors at CNM to find answers they can trust.

As a nonprofit ourselves, we understand the constraints of working in the social sector. For this reason, we’re able to be a thoughtful partner in driving organizational development.

We are trained experts in professional and organizational development who will work with you to unlock ideas and share what we know about what works.  Not white papers and ideal scenarios, but practical, proven strategies and tools you can use with your board, staff, community stakeholders, and others to achieve your goals.

Whether you’re looking to get ahead in your own personal development, connect with peers, transform the organization you work for, or create lasting change, CNM can help get you there.

Our only mission is to help provide you with everything you need to succeed.

Regina

Regina Birdsell
President & CEO

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Foundation and Philanthropic Partners

The Ahmanson Foundation

Annenberg Foundation

The California Endowment

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

City of Santa Monica

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Crail-Johnson Foundation

The Durfee Foundation

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Jewish Community Foundation

Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Majestic Realty Foundation

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Reissa Foundation

Rose Hills Foundation

Southern California Grantmakers

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

CNM thoughtfully incorporates an equity and social justice lens in our programs and services. This commitment to ongoing learning strengthens our understanding of systems and historical practices and their impact on the individuals and groups we serve throughout our sector. As nonprofit capacity-builders, we continuously adjust our internal and external practices and organizational culture to advance our commitment to a more equitable and just society.  

Want to join our team or board and make a tangible change in Southern California?