COLLABORATING WITH

Philanthropy

Partnering to amplify your impact.

For decades, we’ve partnered with foundations to strengthen their grantees and connect more deeply with communities.

By improving grantee capacity and performance, CNM helps foundations create value, improve outcomes, and build deeper connections with the community.  We work with the California Community Foundation, Hilton Foundation, Parsons Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation to achieve missional objectives and create a better Southern California. 

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in 2021, CNM led members representing nonprofit and philanthropic groups to work with LA County leaders to address outdated, inefficient contracting policies, and practices.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
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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.

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Sessions
2500
Participants

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.

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Initiatives
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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.

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Reports
2500
Participants

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.

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Services for the Philanthropic Sector

Whether we’re engaged to support your mission 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 grantees, partners, and their boards 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 your grantees’ staff, board, and leadership reach alignment around a clear strategy and mission. Our experts are ready to work alongside your grantees 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 mission through a data-driven approach to decision-making. We can help you showcase your funding’s impact, check in with your key community stakeholders, and evaluate areas of growth.  

Support for Your Grantees Throughout the Project Lifecycle

Some of our most impactful projects come from philanthropies that ask us to help their grantee programs:

  • 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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