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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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Second Responder Stories ...

In Sonoma, Marin, Solano, and Napa Counties, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) + the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) operate Emergency Volunteer Centers and/or help with emergency evacuations. We work with government and nonprofit agencies to gather and assess community needs on an ongoing basis when a disaster strikes. Additionally, we help […]

Last updated 1 week ago

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AmeriCorps Reflections ...

Spotlight on: Andrea Mitchell AmeriCorps Fellow, Marine Mammal Center My name is Andrea Mitchell and I am the AmeriCorps Fellow at The Marine Mammal Center. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern New Jersey. There I attended school at Stockton University and studied Psychology with a minor in Holistic Health. Prior […]

Last updated 1 week ago

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Shift Your Mindset for Effective & Fearless Fundraising ...

As Giving Season approaches and we are making our best efforts to raise the attention that our good work deserves, CVNL’s friend and affiliate consultant Mallory Erickson has shared with us some thoughts on how to be more effective at fundraising in the interview below. Mallory will be at CVNL for a 5 hour boot […]

Last updated 2 weeks ago

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Appreciation: The Act of Kindness that’s making a Direct Impact ...

There is great research to support the effects doing good for others can have on our mental wellness – what some psychologists call a “helper’s high.” Additional studies highlight how appreciation for those around you can make you a more effective leader. When you intentionally do an act of kindness for someone else, you make […]

Last updated 2 months ago

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Lessons From The ELP: Strategies to Enable a Proactive Mode ...

On July 31st the Spring 2019 Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) cohort came back together for the first of three follow-up sessions. The ELP is a focused, immersive program with over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert faculty and nonprofit professionals. The follow-up sessions are designed to provide peer-coaching and continued learning beyond […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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Great Leadership Begins with a Responsive Leader ...

Running a nonprofit can be overwhelming and chaotic. The last thing we consider making an investment in is a leadership development training or retreat. However, evaluating your leadership style is vital to your nonprofit’s success. Through responsive leadership you can create a strong company culture, which can ultimately improve employee engagement, increase productivity, promote brand […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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2nd Annual Marin Volunteer Fair will have fun, new features! ...

Share your mission. Engage with volunteers.   The Fair is the perfect place to interact with the public and get the word out about your nonprofit. More than 30 nonprofits have registered — we hope that your organization will join us at this fun community event to connect with your peers and meet new volunteers.       […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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3rd Annual Napa Volunteer Fair off to a Strong Start! ...

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with volunteers 1:1…   CVNL will once again host the Napa Volunteer Fair at Fuller Park on Saturday, June 29th, 10am-2pm. Due to the great turn out, we will have booth spaces available on both sides of the side walk! Set-up will be a breeze: you can unload from […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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CVNL Begins Their Appointment Process for the BFF Board of Trustees ...

Application Period Closed Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is one of five appointing authorities that have the unique and important task of electing a trustee for the Buck Family Fund (BFF) of the Marin Community Foundation (MCF). Every four years, CVNL, supported by a selection committee, conducts outreach to bring forward a candidate experienced in […]

Last updated 6 months ago

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How to achieve more by doing less ...

Conquer Time Management Once and For All… “Nothing is as fatiguing as the continued hanging on of an uncompleted task.” — William James In a recent conversation with CVNL’s friend and affiliate consultant Bob Arzt, founder of Polaris One and author of “What Every Great Salesperson Knows – A No-nonsense Guide for Sales Success,” we […]

Last updated 6 months ago