Vision & Mission
We take our mission and vision seriously and stand ready to be a part of your next level of success.
A community engaged in positive change and transformed by service.
We advance nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation and empowering individuals in our community.
Core beliefs guide CVNL’s work in bringing local leaders the expert guidance and professional resources they need to build resilient, impactful organizations.
NONPROFITS NEED TO BE EXPERTS IN THE ESSENTIALS
Every day, passionate individuals dedicate their work to advancing our communities’ vulnerable populations, natural landscapes, and cultural institutions. However, without the critical knowledge and resources in areas like fundraising, board governance, and volunteer recruitment, their causes may fall short of their potential. CVNL brings local leaders the professional tools they need to manage organizations and complex programs. CVNL’s Emerging Leaders Program addresses the core competencies needed to effectively manage organizations and complex programs, as well as the leadership skills one needs to be successful within our quickly changing sector. Ultimately, our vision is to create a continuous stream of future nonprofit leaders that are strong, smart, and motivated.
NONPROFITS NEED THOUGHT PARTNERSHIP AND PEER SUPPORT
As the nonprofit world constantly evolves, so does the leadership savvy that organizations need from their executives and staff. CVNL understands that nonprofits need a place to exchange best practices, challenges and resources — and we’re here to facilitate and contribute to the conversation. Through CVNL’s education and training events, consulting services, and volunteer program, leaders convene to access the information, dialogue, and collegial support they need to elevate their impact.
NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS NEED THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND GROW
Opportunities for professional development are just as important for nonprofits and their leaders, as they are in business or government. Inviting an outside perspective results in stronger, smarter teams, ultimately creating more resilient organizations. From board chairs to program officers to new supervisors and managers, CVNL understands the professional needs of nonprofit leaders at every level, and connects them to the skills and resources they need to be confident and competent leaders.
ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEED A CONNECTOR
Managing and sustaining volunteers is important to nonprofits of every size and mission. CVNL understands that finding individuals that fit their project needs is just the first step, and guides them in creating and managing volunteer projects that run smoothly and deliver on their missions. Likewise, for every well-meaning individual wishing to give back to his or her community, there is an organization in need of a helping hand. CVNL connects individuals to the causes that meet their interests and need their help. CVNL’s Volunteer Portal is designed to meet this need.
BOARD MEMBERS NEED EXPERT GUIDANCE
Nonprofit board members enrich and govern an organization with their personal expertise, connections, and passion for the cause — and yet, they don’t always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. CVNL knows what a strong, smart board looks like — and how critical it is for the health of an organization. CVNL supports organizations in diagnosing their boards’ needs through training, one-on-one consulting, and coaching, and equips their members with the right resources.