CNM

Smart Management. Measurable Outcomes. Thriving Communities.

aka CNM   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.thecnm.org

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen communities by working with nonprofits and other stakeholders to focus on results through management and strategic data expertise and leading-edge technology.

Ruling year info

1972

President and CEO

Ms. Tina Weinfurther

Main address

6688 N. Central Expressway Suite 1025

Dallas, TX 75206 USA

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EIN

75-1366166

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe communities thrive when they are actively engaged in a purposeful way and focused on results. Nonprofits, foundations, and corporations all play a vital role in making this happen. As needs have grown, CNM has adopted a laser-like focus on outcomes to drive real and lasting positive change.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Public Seminars

CNM offers full- and half-day public seminars designed to meet an organization’s continued learning needs. Our instructors are experienced and successful practitioners in their respective fields, and courses are designed with the nonprofit professional in mind.

CNM currently provides interactive classes at our Dallas and Fort Worth campuses. We offer beginner and advanced curriculum in fundraising and development, marketing and public relations, human resources, volunteer management, finance and accounting, programs and outcomes evaluation, management and board development, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CNM certificate programs impart relevant knowledge, tools and best practices that make nonprofit professionals more successful in delivering their organizations’ missions. Each program is taught by subject matter experts who deliver quality instruction at an affordable cost.

Certificate programs are taught in a cohort model and typically meet over a period of several weeks or months depending on the program. The certificate programs provide in-depth training in the following categories: Marketing, Volunteer Management, Executive Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Fundraising.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Being a nonprofit ourselves, we understand the daily, real-world challenges inherent to the nonprofit space. More importantly, we know what it takes to effectively overcome these challenges to the betterment of everyone involved.

As your partner, we offer a range of consulting options including organizational assessments, strategic planning, and board development. We customize our consulting services to strengthen your nonprofit’s leadership, staff effectiveness and overall mission delivery. Our consultants have served in leadership and operational roles within the private and social sectors, achieving results for organizations of all sizes and causes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CNM manages one of the leading job boards for nonprofits in Texas and the Southwest region. We attract thousands of qualified job seekers with our user-friendly site, regional concentration and exclusive focus on the social sector.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Seeing results is key to receiving funding. Our innovative evaluation consulting and outcomes technology services demonstrate to stakeholders and funders how your programs are performing. CNM-pact® clients can efficiently and effectively track, analyze, evaluate, and report outcomes. Additionally, clients can securely access program results any time, any place, and on any platform.

CNM’s evaluation consulting services can help nonprofits achieve greater program efficiency and effectiveness. With a valid evaluation methodology that incorporates best practices, CNM provides clients with a comprehensive toolkit and program evaluation system.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CNM covers a full range of grant writing, review, and research services to help you compete for grant funding specific to your mission space.

Whether you’re new to the grant writing process, not receiving as many grants as you’d like, or have too many grants to write in too little time, CNM provides the expertise you need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percent of Participants Who Responded “Mostly” or “Completely” When Asked How Well Seminar Addressed Objectives

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Public Seminars

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Clients Receiving Outcomes Services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Outcomes Consulting - CNM-pact

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of Clients Who Responded “A Great Deal” When Asked the Extent to Which CNM Helped Them Increase Their Knowledge of How to Use Data

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Outcomes Consulting - CNM-pact

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CNM's vision is to see communities thriving through committed stakeholders equipped to tackle issues in a meaningful way.

CNM provides educational training, strategic consulting, management training and outcomes and evaluationservices to nonprofits regardless of size, mission or location.

CNM is the only organization of its kind in North Texas where nonprofits have access directly to the training they need in order to be successful. CNM is also the only organization offering nonprofits access to cutting-edge technology with CNM-pact evaluation consulting and outcomes technology services. Funders expect nonprofits to achieve outcomes. The future success of most nonprofit organizations will be determined by their ability to demonstrate that they have achieved outcomes and made an impact. CNM’s evaluation consulting services can help nonprofits achieve greater program efficiency and effectiveness. With a valid evaluation methodology that incorporates best practices, CNM provides clients with a comprehensive toolkit and program evaluation system.

In 2020, 1,085 people participated across 50 online and 16 in-person public seminars. Several hundred organizations leveraged our Opportunity 501 job board to meet their staffing needs. We grew our CNM-pact outcomes consulting and technology capabilities from a 2016 pilot program of 8 to close to 100 nonprofit clients by the end of 2020.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CNM

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brandon Rowland

EY

Term: 2020 -

Dana Burghdoff

City of Fort Worth

Alan Davis

Ken W. Davis Foundation

Scott Orr

Fidelity Investments

Brandon Rowland

EY

Mike Walker

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Crystal Wright

PWC

Stephen Davis

KPMG

Susan Rainey

Locke Lord LLP

Liz Beauchamp

Atmos Energy

Larry Meltzer

MM2 Public Relations

Tanya Allen

Lennox International

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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