Peer Learning

Supporting and empowering the nonprofit community through peer networks

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Project Description

Where Leaders Come Together

Designed for nonprofit leaders to share their understanding of key issues that affect nonprofits across the sector and engage in dynamic conversations.

Leaders have the opportunity to build on collective dialogue and identify key areas of interest and concern in their communities.

Peer learning: everyone’s doing it! Find out now why there’s power in numbers.
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CNM Peer Learning

Supporting and empowering the nonprofit community through peer networks

Designed for nonprofit leaders to share their understanding of key issues that affect nonprofits across the sector and engage in dynamic conversations. Leaders have the opportunity to build on collective dialogue and identify key areas of interest and concern in their communities.

Uncover new and innovative ways to activate board and staff participation, promote professional development opportunities, and encourage cross-communication.

Nonprofit leaders are challenged to meet the needs in their communities while trying to address complex root causes. Most will need to collaborate with others in order to achieve those larger, more ambitious goals given the complex nature of most civic challenges. CNM’s successful peer exchange programs allow dozens of leaders identify a set of common goals and expand their network, while improving their skills as executives throughout this facilitated process.

Participants have active discussions around the ways in which their organizations can effectively work to further involve their communities and actively understand and address the community’s self-defined, often urgent, priorities. Uncover new and innovative ways to activate board and staff participation, promote professional development opportunities, and encourage cross-communication.

Convening for Impact

This meeting provides the structure for busy executives to explore solutions to common leadership challenges, while building a network of peers. Nonprofit leaders face a growing imperative to scale their efforts, yet most are focused on their organizational sustainability. The content is customized to address the needs of each cohort as they work to achieve their individual goals. Leaders meet for 90 minutes on alternating months for 6 sessions.

This meeting is designed to support Executive Directors leading organizations serving vulnerable communities and often working in silos. This program is designed to accomplish three goals: to build constructive, engaged peer networks around common goals in a targeted area, to enhance the leadership skills they have identified as key to their success, and to form new, coordinated alliances. Leaders meet for 2 hours on alternating months and participate in small group coaching sessions for 5 sessions.

Success Stories

Testimonials from CNM alumni

Enjoyed the opportunity to step away from day to day and engage in big picture thinking while meeting a new group of colleagues.

— Westside Food Bank

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