Center for Nonprofit Management

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Center for Nonprofit Management

EIN: 58-2000064


The mission of the Center for Nonprofit Management is to amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners. Our vision is a connected community equipped to realize our greatest opportunities.

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Interim President & CEO

Wanda Lyle

Main address

1610 54th Ave. N Suite 225

Nashville, TN 37209 USA

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Subject area info

Philanthropy and public policy



Community service

Corporate social responsibility

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Population served info


LGBTQ people

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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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?


CNM provides high-quality, affordable, and customized consulting services to nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of subjects and needs. Our team of consultants has a broad range of experiences that includes work with corporations and for-profit companies, government agencies, academia, and nonprofits of all sizes. Their work in such varied sectors helps to perfect their unique processes while allowing them to better understand the marketplace in which we all do business. Examples of consulting topics include strategic planning, organizational assessment, board development, fundraising, outcomes measurement, executive coaching, social enterprise, marketing and community relations, HR assistance, executive searches, and financial management.

Population(s) Served

Every year, CNM offers nearly 100 workshops led by industry leaders to meet the needs of nonprofit staff members, boards, and volunteers. Workshop categories include fundraising, planning and evaluation, management and leadership, marketing and communications, volunteer management, board development, professional development, finance, and human resources. Other education offerings include specialty sessions, such as OnBoard for future civic leaders. CNM also leads customized training to fit an organization's exact needs.

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Where we work


CEO of the Year Award 2022

Nashville Business Journal

Affiliations & memberships

CFRE 2021

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.48 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 20% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Center for Nonprofit Management’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $38,377 -$55,096 $105,062 -$134,317 $362,769
As % of expenses 1.7% -2.3% 3.7% -5.8% 16.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $27,364 -$68,717 $87,072 -$179,112 $303,808
As % of expenses 1.2% -2.9% 3.1% -7.6% 13.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,467,886 $2,466,194 $2,842,378 $2,100,750 $2,514,298
Total revenue, % change over prior year 33.9% -0.1% 15.3% -26.1% 19.7%
Program services revenue 54.8% 50.7% 53.1% 39.3% 28.4%
Membership dues 10.5% 10.4% 9.4% 11.5% 8.1%
Investment income 0.4% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7% 0.2%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.1%
All other grants and contributions 33.4% 37.1% 35.8% 47.7% 29.5%
Other revenue 1.0% 1.2% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,306,196 $2,394,751 $2,803,839 $2,326,801 $2,266,437
Total expenses, % change over prior year 35.4% 3.8% 17.1% -17.0% -2.6%
Personnel 29.6% 34.9% 33.1% 38.7% 44.3%
Professional fees 0.6% 1.4% 0.9% 1.6% 1.0%
Occupancy 6.1% 5.2% 4.4% 3.8% 5.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 63.7% 58.5% 61.5% 48.8% 48.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,317,209 $2,408,372 $2,821,829 $2,371,596 $2,325,398
One month of savings $192,183 $199,563 $233,653 $193,900 $188,870
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $15,176 $16,092 $94,947 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,524,568 $2,624,027 $3,150,429 $2,565,496 $2,514,268

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 7.2 7.4 5.1 6.5 6.8
Months of cash and investments 9.8 9.9 7.4 9.3 9.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.6 6.9 6.0 6.4 8.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $1,379,480 $1,472,546 $1,201,082 $1,266,674 $1,281,843
Investments $509,302 $509,829 $527,817 $544,785 $543,646
Receivables $155,319 $148,973 $154,929 $84,186 $110,273
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $346,313 $362,406 $457,352 $483,758 $534,397
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 83.4% 83.5% 70.1% 75.5% 79.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 11.3% 12.0% 3.3% 15.9% 8.2%
Unrestricted net assets $1,511,366 $1,442,649 $1,529,721 $1,350,609 $1,654,417
Temporarily restricted net assets $380,509 $499,975 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $380,509 $499,975 $440,174 $360,798 $242,383
Total net assets $1,891,875 $1,942,624 $1,969,895 $1,711,407 $1,896,800

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Interim President & CEO

Wanda Lyle

Wanda Lyle joined CNM in February 2023 as our Interim President & CEO, bringing with her over 40 years of experience in the financial services sector and 10 years of experience as a nonprofit Board Director. Before joining CNM, Wanda retired as President of UBS Business Solutions US LLC in 2021, where she led the expansion of UBS Business Solutions Center Nashville, supporting the UBS wealth management and investment banking businesses in the US. She joined UBS in 2010 as the Head of Employee Compliance for the Americas. In 2011, she assumed responsibility for Global Employee Compliance and was ultimately named Co-Head of Americas Compliance before relocating to Nashville. She began her career at Merrill Lynch, where she spent over 29 years in various positions in Wealth Management Americas. Wanda is incredibly passionate about the critical role nonprofits play in our community and is committed to advancing CNM’s mission to amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners in Middle Tennessee.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 06/30/2023
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Board chair

Mr. Charles Sueing

Sueing Insurance Agency

Term: 2023 - 2025

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Threshold Corporate Consulting, LLC

Kathy Floyd-Buggs

Office of Mayor Cooper

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Henry Hicks

National Museum of African American Music

Melissa Hudson-Grant

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Tiffany Kerns

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Viva Price

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Frost Brown & Todd, PLLC

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Tiffany Kern

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/06/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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