Preparing Your Leaders to Serve

We train business leaders in the fundamentals of nonprofit board service.

What We Do

Given the vital role that boards of directors play in a nonprofit organization’s success, ensuring that board members understand the challenges and trends facing the sector is essential.

Our team helps your company’s community-minded leaders understand the fundamental role of the board member, legal responsibilities of the board, and current best practices in nonprofit governance. CNM’s work can include: 

  • Conducting dynamic and insightful board training sessions
  • Hosting ‘board matching’ events with interested nonprofit organizations
  • Developing and guiding social impact possibilities 

Together We Can Achieve

Cultivating knowledgeable and engaged board members is a key objective of every nonprofit organization. Your company can help meet that need, advance your professionals’ civic engagement, and advance the company’s social impact work by equipping your community-minded leaders with the skills and knowledge they need for effective, engaged, and successful board service.  

Ready to help your leaders become stronger board members? 
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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.