Learning and Innovation

Fueling the social impact sector’s growth, development, and transformation through learning, training, and technical solutions.

We partner with nonprofits to bolster their work and strengthen organizational resilience by offering:

  • Seminars and certificates.  Our courses and workshops sharpen sector professionals’ skills – Supervising for Success, nonprofit management, starting a nonprofit, grant-writing, nonprofit accounting, next-level fundraising, and more.  
  • Training & technical assistance. We partner with nonprofits to address new and emerging needs, optimize resources, and co-design strategies.
  • Leadership development. We work with social impact leaders, professional staff, and board members seeking guidance and mentorship.  
  • Helpline.  We provide trustworthy information, resources, and referrals to the nonprofit community.
  • Convenings, such as our 501(c)onference. We bring together leaders from Southern California’s nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and business sectors to make connections, facilitate dialogue, and explore the issues facing nonprofits.
  • On-demand learning. We have ready-made webinars, resources, and toolkits that draw on our multi-sector partnerships, research, and 45-year history of experience and learning. 

Our Approach to Learning and Innovation




Deep Listening

What We Do

CNM honors nonprofit wisdom and experience. In unlocking the social impact sector’s learning and innovation capacity, we help organizations more effectively meet their respective missions. By understanding their needs and removing barriers, CNM enables organizations to grow as community service providers, advocates, and changemakers. 

Are you interested in exploring our learning options or discussing your organization’s desired area of growth?  Contact us.

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