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We invite you to explore new and legacy stories about CVNL programs, events, and activities as well as what CVNL and our partners are doing to advance the nonprofit sector. 

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An #AmeriThanks for our Greater Bay Area VIPs ...

Reflections on a year of volunteer initiative building. A huge community-wide #AmeriThanks, and recognition, go out to the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VIP Fellows of the greater San Francisco Bay Area! For the past 11 months, this cohort of outstanding individuals helped build and foster volunteer programs and community engagement throughout the Bay Area.

Last updated 5 days ago

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Connecting With Community – Volunteernow.org ...

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership makes volunteering easier than ever. When I first began volunteering again, after a 20+ year ‘hiatus’, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed. There were so many service options and so many pressing needs in my community. It was spring 2020, Covid had settled in, stripping us from our comfortable ‘norms’, and radically changing how we navigated […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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Reflections on Compassion, Resilience, and Returning to the Workplace ...

When applied to leadership, compassion shows up in powerful ways. Like many of you, I have been engaged in online workshops and daily discussions about what it means to be a compassionate and resilient leader. These are not new conversations and yet they are happening within a much different context, and even more so as […]

Last updated 2 months ago

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National Volunteer Week 2021: Tips on Volunteer Appreciation ...

The theme for National Volunteer Week is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion, and turn it into meaningful change. When each of us, in our own way, answers the call to […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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How Service Enterprise Can Help You Maximize Your Human Capital ...

Did you know that for every dollar nonprofits invest in effective volunteer engagement, they can expect up to $6 in return? Organizations that know how to effectively engage volunteers and integrate them into their human capital strategies are shown to be more adaptable, sustainable, and capable of going to scale. They also operate at almost […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Global Volunteer Month is Here! ...

Global Volunteer Month recognizes the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light. Learn how you can continue to get involved in your own community. As a member of the Points of Light Global Network, we are proud to celebrate Global Volunteer Month to shine a light on the individuals and […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Office Downsizing in an Uncertain World ...

Organizations have gone remote during the pandemic, leaving office buildings to sit empty. Will we ever return? The concept of the office has been so deeply ingrained into our culture that it’s become almost inseparable from work itself. For centuries there has been a shared routine among a vast number of workers: wake up, join […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Tips for Celebrating AmeriCorps Appreciation Week, 2021 ...

Join CVNL in celebrating volunteers united in service March 7th – 13th AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps: from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the over 1 million members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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Honor Napa nonprofits, leaders, and volunteers! ...

And there’s more good news! This year’s event is free to all community members and donations are welcome and appreciated. Click here or below to register for the online awards ceremony and share the event with your colleagues, peers, and networks. Here are the 2020 Nominees… We appreciate everyone who submitted nominations for the 6th […]

Last updated 6 months ago

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with “30 Days of Action” ...

Our team at CVNL and fellow AmeriCorps/VISTA Members value the importance of equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and intersectionality and actively honor and celebrate our differences. Each year, AmeriCorps Members are tasked with specific areas of focus: this year, we are helping to address food insecurity and literacy. MLK Day of Service inspired us to create […]

Last updated 7 months ago