Where passion meets professionalism.

We know that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits.

That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. With confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities.

hom-200x200Tables and Tickets now available for the 24th Annual Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon!

As the largest recognition event in the county, Heart of Marin gives $35,000 to outstanding Marin nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. Join us as we recognize all of the nominees. Share the moment with your family and colleagues. The Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon takes place at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Click here for event tickets.

CVNL has honored the extraordinary dedication and the vital work of local leaders and volunteers at the Heart of Marin Awards for 24 consecutive years. Please join us! 


Executive Search & Transition Services

CVNL is managing several active searches at this time. Learn more about these opportunities. 



2016-2017 Leadership Training Catalog – Register Now for Workshops in Marin & Napa. For details


Consulting Services for positive change

Do you, or does your organization, face a challenge that demands a new approach? Do you need a consultant who specializes in nonprofits to help your organization with special projects, board governance, or retreat planning? Connect with us. We have the Consulting staff, expertise, resources and network of professionals to help. Learn more.


CVNL’s Volunteer Portal is open 24/7

Our  Volunteer Portal makes it easy for organizations in Marin and Napa to post opportunities and for volunteers to connect with the causes they care about. Go to our online calendar where you can view and access events happening in your community from a single point. Volunteers, find an opportunity. Agencies, post an opportunity.

  • $7.7M+ fundraised to date via CVNL Bay Area Human Race
  • $540,000+ raised via Heart of Marin & Napa
  • 25,000+ leaders trained
  • $105,000+ SEI (Service Enterprise) capacity-building scholarships (awarded)