Organizational and Professional Development

At Momentum Nonprofit Partners, we know that a knowledgeable, talented workforce is a key to a successful nonprofit.  Our goal is to ensure access to professional development opportunities for nonprofit employees on all levels of leadership.  We leverage our contacts with local and national experts to bring innovative, relevant content to the Memphis nonprofit community.   


Signature Trainings

Our signature workshops provide the fundamentals of nonprofit administration in collaborative learning environments.  Our signature workshops include:

Nonprofit Academy: Our multi-day training is a deep dive into nonprofit best practices ranging from board governance to legal compliance.  This training is a great refresher course for seasoned nonprofit executives as well as a high-level overview of the nonprofit sector for emerging nonprofit leaders and board members.

Nonprofit Startups: Myths and Realities: Are you looking to start a nonprofit?  Join Momentum staff as they provide the practical steps to creating a successful nonprofit.

Leading Up: We actively support up-and-coming nonprofit professionals through the Leading Up program, which provides intensive leadership development training for those who lead at every level.

Executive Director Boot Camp: Aspiring or new executive directors learn the basic principles of executive management through training, panel discussions with experienced CEOs, and peer learning.

WHEREtoGIVE Design Labs: Creating a profile through the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ WHEREtoGIVEMidsouth platform?  Momentum Nonprofit Partners provides free instructional workshops that provide insight on some of the key aspects of the profile.


Learning Opportunities

Momentum Nonprofit Partners offers innovative, interactive learning opportunities for nonprofit professionals.  The learning opportunities include:

Learning Labs: Unlike a traditional training, learning labs are collaborative, interactive, hands-on learning. 

Design Labs: Like learning labs, design labs offer a hands-on approach to learning while providing tangible results in the form of new documents, policies, guiding principles, or fundraising documents. Organizations are often encouraged to bring several staff and board members to provide multiple perspectives for the design process.   

Boot Camps: Boot camps at Momentum are intense! Participants are provided with a high-level overview of specific topics like executive management, human resources, and financial management in a fast-paced, multi-part series.

Cohorts: Learning cohorts include teams from multiple organizations participating in sequential sessions together for up to a year.  These cohorts foster peer learning communities around topics (i.e. impact measurement, fund development, or IT) and/or service areas (i.e. the arts or emergency services).  Cohorts are offered on a limited basis throughout the year and are also available as a contract service.


Peer Learning Networks

Peer Learning Networks are convened and facilitated by Momentum staff members and provide a supportive network of like-minded peers for nonprofit professionals.   The groups host guest speakers, facilitated conversations, networking, and other learning opportunities. They include networks for:

  • CEOs

  • Finance professionals

  • New and emerging leaders (3 years experience or less in the sector)

  • Capacity builders

  • Grantmakers


Mid-South Nonprofit Conference

Each year, our conference brings together professionals from Memphis and the Mid-South across the public, private, and government sectors. Attendees include nonprofit leaders, board members, government officials, administrators, managers, supervisors, young professionals, and agency staff.  This is the largest nonprofit conference in the region. More Information Coming Soon!