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Developing New Skills Takes Time, Access To Information, and Practice

Our certificate programs help you find solutions to practical challenges and create value for your organization by expanding the capacity of your professional toolkit.

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Learn alongside your colleagues!

Equip yourself with the skills necessary to manage your career and organization. Designed for the working nonprofit professional, these multi-day programs cover key nonprofit management topics, build leadership skills, and give you the opportunity to network with colleagues.

Programs Designed to Take You Beyond the Basics

Form invaluable professional alliances and friendships!  This program meets for six days over six months and covers key nonprofit management topics, including:

  • Sustainability and Planning
  • Advocacy and Community Engagement
  • Governance and Board Development
  • Strategic Resource Development
  • Operations and Administration
  • Internal and External Communications

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

Do you aspire to be a nonprofit CEO? Create a meaningful Leadership Improvement Project while gaining buy-in for the project from your CEO, board and other involved stakeholders. Each emerging leader is paired with a CNM Certified Coach who will provide support as you develop your project. This 5-month intensive program combines:

  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Peer-Learning and Networking
  • Real-Life Strategic Problem Solving

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

Designed for seasoned leaders and consultants, this six-month program will transform the way you work with people, think about problems, and develop solutions. You’ll learn to help leaders adopt fresh approaches to problems, clarify their goals and action steps, and accelerate their own development and high-level performance.

Join us and build towards your Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a globally-recognized accrediting organization.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

This essential series supports new and experienced board members in achieving their goals and objectives on behalf of the organizations they work with. The series also includes a FREE, confidential Board Self-Assessment, a critical resource to provide insights about areas of agreement about strengths and effectiveness as well as ways in which the board would like to grow and improve. We’ll cover:

  • Board Governance and Performance
  • Financial Sustainability and Implementation Priorities
  • CEO/ED and Board Partnership

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more. 

End the culture of scarcity! Guide your organization’s leadership team through an intentional process of driving change and creating a culture of sustainability within their nonprofits.

You will gain a deeper understanding of your organization’s business model and the need to build adaptive capacity to help ensure financial solvency and programmatic effectiveness.

  • Maximize your ability to deliver high-quality services in underserved communities
  • Guide your leadership team through an intentional process of driving change
  • Enhance financial solvency, programmatic effectiveness, and organizational sustainability

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

Designed for organizations serving Inland Empire communities, this 3-day program covers key nonprofit management topics that are relevant to today’s dynamic business environment and that will help strengthen your ability to meet your mission. Previous topics have included:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Styles
  • Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Project Management
  • Data-Driven Storytelling

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

Measure success by leveraging evaluation methods for outcomes-based planning and systematically tracking your work in improving communities. This program will help you build individual and organizational strengths and equip you with concrete implementation strategies for using data to share your stories of community impact.

Ready to take the next step in your career? Contact us to find out more.

Success Stories

Testimonials from CNM alumni

Just being in the program enabled me to think of myself as a leader which was most valuable to me and hopefully my org. I think connecting with others in the sphere was awesome.

— Hirshberg Foundation

This program has given me additional tools to be a more effective leader. Having the opportunity to share this experience with my colleague will make putting what we learning into “practice” realistic. We both walked away with action items. This is one of the best leadership trainings I’ve completed.

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— 211 Community Connect

I have a clearer vision of what to expect and how to go about putting an effective board in place.

— Encore Theatre Group

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