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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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Executive Search Firm Placement: Dr. Louise Malandra, Executive Director for Trips for Kids Marin ...

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is pleased to announce the placement of Dr. Louise Malandra as the new Executive Director of Trips for Kids Marin. She began on November first and looks forward to expanding the TFKM services to a greater number of underserved communities and youth.

Last updated 2 months ago

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Executive Search Firm Placement: Shantell Herndon, Executive Director for Elpida Residential Programs ...

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership is pleased to announce the placement of Shantell Herndon, MA, LMFC, as the new Executive Director with Elpida Residential Programs, Inc. Shantell began her role in November and looks forward to expanding the services Elpida offers, proving caring, residential treatment for adults facing mental health problems.

Last updated 2 months ago

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October 11th, Celebrating and Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. ...

On Friday, October 8th, President Joe Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation officially marking October 11th as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Last updated 4 months ago

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Executive Search Firm Placement: Leonardo Lobato, Executive Director for La Luz ...

We are pleased to announce the placement of Leonardo Lobato as the new Executive Director of La Luz. He began in August and looks forward to addressing the needs of the people that La Luz serves.

Last updated 5 months ago

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Riding the Next Wave: Event Planning & Fundraising in the Changing Landscape ...

Ah, events. There’s nothing that compares to the scurry of last-minute changes, the challenge of a windstorm that pulls down the tents, or the chaos of a no-show speaker.

Last updated 5 months ago

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A Road Map To Great Managing ...

If you have been in the workplace for a while, you have likely had your share of good managers and some not-so-good managers. Young professionals with fewer years of experience may not have had many managers to date, but they can certainly describe the attributes they’d like to see!

Last updated 6 months ago

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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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 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 9 months ago