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.

Welcome to the new cvnl.org & volunteer portal

Change starts here with us, and with you. Our new website is designed as a space where we can collaborate easily together. It’s a place where our entire community of nonprofits and the passionate people who are a part of doing good can access what they need to be better. It’s mobile-friendly and built to be a dynamic way to be engaged with each other and us.

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. And, we’ve created a brand new 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.

Valley Fire News

CVNL is the Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) for Marin and Napa, and is directly connected with service providers in the event of a disaster. CVNL’s EVC was activated for Valley Fire relief. Our staff worked on site with Napa County, local nonprofits and emergency response officials to coordinate and support volunteer efforts. Read our 9/19/15 Press Release.

9/25/15 UPDATE: Anyone wishing to drop off donated items should call 707-987-1276 to be directed to the appropriate place in Lake County (this is still the number to call, as of 10/1/15). 


Calistoga temporary shelter for Valley Fire evacuees scheduled to close Thursday, 9/24. Read the Napa County Press Release

Financial donations…

You can contribute to CVNL’s EVC relief work on our Support page. See a list of other nonprofits providing relief work that you can support with financial donations.

Valley Fire update… Cal Fire

October 1, 2015, 6:10 a.m. 76,067 acres — 97% contained. Structures threatened: 2,953 residential. 1,958 structures destroyed, 93 damaged.


Executive searches open now.

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


CVNL Emerging Leaders Program

We just wrapped our fall ELP in Marin. Apply for the upcoming fall ELP in Napa, or spring 2016 ELP in Marin. Details.


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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+ $ raised via Marin Human Race
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+ $ (Service Enterprise) capacity-building scholarships (awarded)