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-200x200Heart of Marin Call for Nominations Announced!

Your nominations will help illuminate the stories of Marin nonprofits and those passionate individuals who dedicate their work to advance our communities. 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. All nominees and recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on January 12, 2017 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. Complete nominations online or download a form and mail to, or drop off, at CVNL, 65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903 by Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  

CVNL has honored the extraordinary dedication and the vital work of local leaders and volunteers at the Heart of Marin Awards for 23 consecutive years. Please join us! 


View our Current Executive Searches

Learn more about these opportunities. Please share with people you know who would be good candidates.


Board Governance Workshops

A two-part series offered in Marin and Napa presented by CVNL CEO Linda Jacobs Davis. 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)