COLLABORATING WITH

Government

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 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Economic Resiliency Task Force Nonprofit & Philanthropy Work Group to continue pushing County leaders to address outdated, inefficient contracting policies and practices.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
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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.
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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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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.