Improving your connection with communities.

We collaborate with the public sector to build a stronger relationship between governments, nonprofits, and the communities they serve.

CNM amplifies the voice of the region’s 12,000+ nonprofit organizations and collaborates with local governments to improve social service contracting outcomes. Helping nonprofits leverage ARPA funding opportunities, coordinating with LADWP on special grant programs, or training First 5 California’s grantees are just some of the ways CNM serves as a conduit between local government initiatives and the nonprofit sector.

Let’s work together to amplify your impact.

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CNM's Impact by the Numbers

In record numbers during 2021 - through outreach, our Helpline, one-on-one, and in groups - CNM advised nonprofit leaders on equitable practices, virtual service delivery, rapid response funding opportunities, scenario planning, and more as nonprofits navigated historic challenges across the region.

1.45 Million
Times CNM provided leaders with answers

Advancing Equity In Contracting

Continuing to direct our sector's LA County Economic Resiliency Working Group in 2021, CNM led members representing nonprofit and philanthropic groups to work with LA County leaders to address outdated, inefficient contracting policies, and practices.

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Leaders working on four teams
Unanimous Board of Supervisors motions

Training Nonprofit Professionals

Responding to changing conditions in 2021, CNM led seminars, workshops, and certificate programs, including the transformative leadership development program for emerging BIPOC managers working currently in South LA and the Antelope Valley.


Expanding Capacity Through Collaboration

In 2021, CNM researchers and strategists led large, collaborative initiatives across Southern California, linking information gathered from community residents and combining capacity-building with a facilitated process focused on systems change.

Served organizations

Monitoring Emerging Trends

Surveying clients and tracking changing organizational needs in real time, in 2021 CNM produced local snapshots that reflected how the pandemic and economic downturn impacted funding, workload, staffing and hybrid service delivery.


The 501(c)onference: Energizing Sector Leaders

CNM's inspiring 501(c)onference 2021 brought together diverse peers and missions to explore ways forward including building organizational wellness, impact and sustainability, and putting inclusive practices into meaningful action.


Services for Our Partners in Government

Whether we’re engaged to support your priorities or strengthen the nonprofits you sustain, CNM is committed to amplifying your impact.

Strengthening Organizations & People

Through seminars, retreats, and 1:1 coaching, we design customizable training programs that equip your nonprofit partners with the tangible skills to achieve their goals and mission. If your team is also in need of support, we’ve got you covered.

See how CNM helped the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs strengthen the capacity of its grantees. 

Strategic Development & Planning

Help nonprofits’ staff, board, and leadership reach alignment around a clear strategy and mission. Our experts are ready to work alongside you and the nonprofits you support to co-design actionable, data-informed strategic, business, and scenario plans unique to their purpose.

See how we helped Imagine LA create an inspiring and actionable strategic plan.

Research & Evaluation

Our team works with you to ensure your support is on the right track to fulfilling your goals through a data-driven approach to decision-making. We can help you showcase your program’s impact, check in with your key community stakeholders, and evaluate areas of growth.  

Supporting Nonprofits Throughout the Project Lifecycle

Some of our most impactful projects come from public sector partners asking CNM to support the programs of the nonprofits they sustain:

  • At the beginning of projects with strategy development, program design, and organizational assessment
  • During a project by strengthening participants’ skills, by creating connections, or by facilitating collaborations
  • At the end of projects with research and evaluation 

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