Our Impact

CNM drives change through our work with nonprofit organizations and the foundations, public agencies, and companies that support them.

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.

CNM’s Impact by the Number

Through extensive outreach efforts, events, consulting engagements, partnerships, and the Helpline, CNM provided nonprofit leaders with solutions to address their pressing needs, strengthen their capacity, and access much-needed funding to counter the historic challenges facing our sector.
1 + Million
Times CNM provided leaders with answers

Distributed Skill-Building Scholarships

Several leading foundations and government agencies provide their grantees with scholarships to attend CNM’s capacity-strengthening training and events where they learn new skills and best practices while forging long-lasting relationships with peers.
$ 30000
In scholarships distributed to 455 recipients to attend CNM’s training and events

Advocated for Equitable
County Funding

CNM directed LA County’s Economic Resiliency Task Force Nonprofit & Philanthropy Work Group to continue pushing County leaders to address outdated, inefficient contracting policies and practices.
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Trained Nonprofit Change Makers

Responding to challenging conditions, CNM led seminars, workshops, and certificate programs, including the transformative leadership development program for emerging BIPOC managers working currently in Southern California

Hosted the 501(c)onference
of 2022

CNM’s inspiring annual 501(c)onference brought together diverse peers and missions to explore avenues for solving problems, improving outcomes, enhancing organizational wellness, and putting inclusive practices into meaningful action.

Impact Stories

South Los Angeles CDFI Consortium

South Los Angeles CDFI Consortium

Creating a robust alliance to provide essential business and financial resources

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Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

LA City Department of Cultural Affairs

Strengthening the City’s arts and culture leaders and institutions

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Imagine LA

Planning and executing a comprehensive strategic plan incorporating more than 60 in-depth stakeholder interviews and the input of McKinsey & Company volunteers

The result? “Imagine LA’s most comprehensive and forward-looking Strategic Plan to date.”

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Bank of America

Equipping Bank of America’s leaders with the skills and understanding they need to be effective board members

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Recent Clients

We’re proud to facilitate change for these purpose-driven leaders and organizations.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles: We Treat Kids Better
California Conservation Corps Est. 1976
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Imagine LA
First 5 LA: Giving kids the best
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Los Angeles Education Partnership
MEND: Meet each need with dignity
Westside Food Bank

What Our Clients Are Saying

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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.