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.

Nonprofit leaders take note: Survey extended to March 4

The “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2016 Compensation and Benefits Survey” deadline has been extended to March 4, 2016. Learn more/participate. CVNL is proud to be a sponsor of this important reference resource published by Nonprofit Compensation Associates.

Our CVNL Heart of Marin™ celebration was inspiring!

Nearly 900 people attended the event on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The energy and spirit in the room was magical. Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients! We’ll be posting stories and photos here on our website, and via social media. Stay tuned for more. Visit the event page for more info.

1st annual CVNL Heart of Napa™ Awards nominations are in. Join us on February 23rd.

Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations. The inaugural Heart of Napa Awards will be presented at the celebration honoring all nominees and recipients at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 23, at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa. At the event, $20,000 will be given back to outstanding nonprofits serving Napa County, and the committed individuals who serve them. The response has been amazing — the event is close to capacity! As such, we are no longer taking online reservations. Please contact Katelyn to put your name on the list and we will do our best to find you a seat: 415.448.0330.

Welcome to cvnl.org and our Volunteer Portal

We invite you to explore. Why CVNL? Executive Search. Leadership. Consulting. Volunteerism. Membership. Stories, Tools & Resources. Our exciting new Volunteer Portal makes it easier than ever 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 our community from a single point. The new cvnl.org. It’s made for you and us.


Executive searches open now.

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


CVNL Emerging Leaders Program

Apply for the spring 2016 sessions in Marin and Napa.


CVNL — a resource for positive change.

Do you, or does your organization, face a challenge that demands a new approach? Do you have an instinct that getting expert guidance is what you need? Connect with us. We have the Consulting staff, expertise, resources and network of professionals to help. Learn more.


CVNL’s new Volunteer Portal is open 24/7.

It’s an exciting new place where it is easier than ever for organizations and volunteers to engage with us, and each other. Volunteers, find an opportunity. Agencies, post an opportunity.

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