Linda Jacobs

Linda Jacobs has served as the Chief Executive Officer with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2002. CVNL advances nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in the communities they serve. She oversees CVNL’s four business divisions: Executive Search, Consulting Services, Leadership Programs, and Volunteer Services. Linda has significantly grown the organization in size, scope, and geography with services and programs available from Silicon Valley to Sacramento. With over 40 years of combined executive and nonprofit management experience, Linda frequently presents on issues and trends in the nonprofit sector and consults with nonprofit leaders on board governance, succession planing, and leadership development.

Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the School to Career Partnership and the Points of Light Affiliate Assembly. She is the former Board Chair of the California Association of Nonprofits, a former Board member of the Marin Economic Forum, a former appointee to the Marin County Women’s Commission, past President of the Marin National Organization for Women, and a former member of the Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board. Linda was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2013 she received the “We’re All in this Together, Community Building” Award from the North Bay Leadership Council and was recognized by the North Bay Business Journal with a Nonprofit Leadership Award.

Linda graduated from University of South Florida and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.