Connection and Collaboration

Creating new connections, building partnerships, and expanding your networks can open new possibilities for your organization and community.

What We Do

CNM’s extensive relationships within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors allow us to build meaningful connections and support collaborative efforts. We can help forge alliances, host peer-to-peer convenings, develop networks and coalitions, create partnerships, and connect with the right people in ways that will help strengthen your leadership, your organization, and the sector.

Together We Can Achieve

From creating opportunities to connect with peers through facilitated conversations about shared challenges to managing complex collaborative initiatives and joint projects with like-minded organizations, CNM is ready to support you. Connect with funders, peers, nonprofits, and networks to enhance your shared work.

Who We Work With

  • Nonprofits or funders wanting to identify potential partners and develop their network
  • Government agencies launching complex projects and programs with multiple stakeholders seeking support on facilitation and implementation
  • Collaborative networks looking for support in coordinating multi-partner coalition initiatives
  • Funders interested in creating opportunities for peer connections and learning exchanges among your cohorts of nonprofit grantee cohorts
  • Nonprofits seeking assistance with staff retreat planning and group facilitation
  • Nonprofit boards looking to host a board retreat and seeking support with facilitation 
  • Organizations with upcoming conferences and convenings seeking support with recruiting speakers,  organizing, hosting, planning, and facilitating

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Maura Harrington Ph.D., MBA

Executive Vice President
Center for Nonprofit Management

Maura is known for her expertise in organizational development and strategy and in all aspects of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, assessment, and evaluation. At CNM, she oversees the client services team and provides consulting, training, and coaching services to a broad range of organizations. Much of her consulting and capacity-building work has been with community-based organizations and public health departments related to effective organizational operations, evaluation practices, and the use of logic models and other assessment tools to support planning, evaluation, and management. A BoardSource Trainer, a certified Advanced Associate, and a Trainer for the Connective Leadership Institute; Maura has completed certification as an executive coach under the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, a BS in Psychology from Georgetown University, and serves as an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Social Work and Department of Psychology. 

Speak With an Expert

Need expert advice? We're only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below. You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








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CNM Nonprofit Hotline

Need expert advice? We’re only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below.

You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








To select more than one item, hold Command on Mac or Control on PC.