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CNM Certificate Programs and Academies

Learn alongside your colleagues in a multi-day program designed to go beyond the basics with comprehensive curriculum developed by nonprofit experts.

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

Equip yourself with the skills necessary to manage and improve a nonprofit organization’s strategic future. Designed for the working nonprofit professional, programs meet over several days and covers key nonprofit management topics.

Programs Designed to Take You Beyond the Basics

Equip yourself with the skills necessary to manage and improve a nonprofit organization’s strategic future. Designed for the working nonprofit professional, the program meets for six intensive days over the course of six months and covers key nonprofit management topics, including:

  • Your leadership style and leading teams
  • Sustainability and planning
  • Advocacy and community engagement
  • Governance and board development
  • Strategic resource development
  • Operations and administration
  • Internal and external communications

Ready to gain a holistic view of what it takes to run a nonprofit? Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of this program.

Designed for those aspiring to become nonprofit CEO’s, this 5-month intensive program combines:

  • Leadership skills development
  • Executive coaching
  • Peer learning and networking
  • Real-life strategic problem solving

During the course, the future CEO’s are required to create a meaningful Leadership Improvement Project, applying much of the course learning to their work in real time, while gaining buy-in for the project from their CEO, board and other involved stakeholders. Each leader is paired with a CNM Certified Coach who will provide ongoing guidance and support as participants develop their project.

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

Do you have a passion for helping others succeed?  Designed for seasoned leaders and consultants, this 5-month program will transform the way you work with people, think about problems, and develop solutions at work and all areas of your life!

The focus is on maximizing your own potential and those you lead or coach. You will walk away with an enduring new tool in your toolbox, and nearly all of the requirements to apply for an Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a globally-recognized accrediting organization.

Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of the Coach Certification Training Program.

Board members and executive directors, we’ve designed an essential series for you to strengthen your board. Learn to pave the way for board members to fulfill their responsibility and meet your organizational goals. This program also includes a self-assessment survey to help identify your board and organization’s effectiveness and opportunities for improvement.

We’ll cover:

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

Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of the Board Excellence Series.

End the culture of scarcity! Leaders need to challenge the myth that social sector organizations are not sustainable, and that their business models are fundamentally broken.

The engaging certificate program will 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.

Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of the Think Money First! Program.

In three full-days over the course of three months, we will cover key nonprofit management topics that are relevant to today’s dynamic business environment and that will help strengthen your ability to meet your service missions.  Designed for organizations serving Inland Empire communities, previous program topics include: strategic planning, leadership styles, coaching skills for managers, project management, data-driven storytelling and leading change.

Equip yourself with the skills necessary to manage and improve a nonprofit organization’s strategic future.

Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of the 21st Century Leadership Program.

What is the impact of our work? How do you measure success? This certificate program is designed to show you how to leverage evaluation methods for outcomes-based planning, measuring for impact, and systematically tracking your work in improving communities. This training series will help you build upon your individual and organizational strengths, provide you with an understanding for using evaluation thoughtfully, and equip you with concrete implementation strategies for using data to share your stories of community impact.

Contact us to find out more about the next cohort of the Evaluation Institute.

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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