What We Do

The Center for Nonprofit Management is dedicated to strengthening the leadership capacity of local nonprofits. In essence, we help the helpers! We strive to achieve this through:

Learning Programs

  • CNM offers learning programs, workshops, conferences and trainings for nonprofit leaders on topics such as governance, budgeting, strategic planning, development, marketing, evaluation and information management.
  • Local nonprofits are encouraged to attend CNM’s signature BreakFACTS series, our affordable monthly training programs, sponsored by Rockland Trust. To learn more please visit our BreakFACTS page.

Serving as a Physical Resource

  • CNM offers a Resource Room equipped with networked computers and premium subscriptions to grants researching software, such as Foundation Directory Online™ and GuideStar™. Our Resource Room Interns are available by appointment to help you conduct grant and peer research. To learn more or to book an appointment with one of our specially trained interns, please visit our Resource Room page.
  • Resource Room Orientations are held on an as-needed basis in order to acquaint local nonprofit agencies with the valuable resources that CNM has to offer.
  • The Brocktonian Room is also available for nonprofits to use for trainings, conferences, board meetings or other events. It is located adjacent to Stonehill's campus at: 16 Belmont Street, Easton, MA 02375.

Surveys and Research

  • The Center for Nonprofit Management utilizes data collection and research as a critical component of local capacity building. We  gather local opinions about the most pressing issues facing the sector through the distribution of our Needs Assessment survey. The responses from this assessment help us to better understand regional issues and implement effective learning programs for the nonprofit community.
  • 2013 Needs Assessment Survey The Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College conducted a Needs Assessment survey of Executive Directors in southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island in 2013. Through this survey, we are hoping to learn more about the organizations in our service region and their greatest obstacles and needs. The results will be used to better address those challenges and further improve our programs and services so that we can continue to provide support to organizations like yours.

Engaging with the Stonehill Community

  • CNM promotes the involvement and assistance of students, faculty, staff and alumni to benefit organizations with a variety of technical assistance, research and volunteer needs. We have student interns available to work with community-based agencies on short-term projects. CNM also taps into the expertise of the College through the instruction of faculty and staff members as facilitators for trainings.