Strengthening Organizations and People

CNM partners with organizations to uplift their staff, leadership, and board to help them achieve their goals and fulfill their mission.

We help our clients achieve greater impact by investing in their people, building their teams, and helping them arrive at a shared vision that moves their mission forward.

Together We Can Achieve

We bolster our clients’ work through capacity strengthening, coaching, training, workshops, and consultations that are customized for organizations, cohorts, or CNM’s broader network. Our clients and participants are often managing basic organizational needs while simultaneously being called to engage more deeply in advocacy and systems change work. Our offerings are responsive to the pressing needs of organizations, which we identify through our unique vantage point as a leader, advocate, and direct partner to the nonprofit sector. Learn more about our seminars, special events, certificate programs, and annual conference. 

We Work With

  • Nonprofits and leaders wanting to maximize their organization’s resources and support staff with capacity building, workflow management, performance management, leadership development, and succession planning
  • Organizations interested in optimizing resources and developing strategies for fund development and skill-building
  • Nonprofit collaboratives investing in the development of collective capacity around achieving a shared goal
  • Philanthropic institutions and funders looking to support both the organizational and collective capacity of your nonprofit grantees and cohorts
  • Nonprofit leaders and staff in need of crisis management coaching on pressing challenges
  • Boards of Directors seeking to be more effective and in need of support with planning, assessments, facilitation, and board governance
  • Social sector leaders and staff looking for one-on-one coaching and mentorship
  • Organizations in transition and in need of succession planning, transition planning, and change-management coaching
  • Nonprofit staff members seeking professional development and looking to refine their knowledge and skills in areas such as communications, management training and supervision, nonprofit operations, program design and effectiveness, volunteer management, fund development, evaluation, cultural humility, career pathways, and more

Ready to grow? Schedule a time with one of our team members.

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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.








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