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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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CVNL Opens Virtual Emergency Volunteer Centers, Calls for Donations and Volunteers ...

Northern CA, 8/26/20 — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has been activated to operate Emergency Volunteer Centers (EVCs) in Napa and Solano Counties due to the North Bay wildfires. CVNL’s Sonoma County Transit Paratransit program, Volunteer Wheels, has also been helping transport evacuees safely to shelters across the Bay Area. At this time, […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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We want to hear from you. ...

Complete or share our survey, “State of the Nonprofit Sector in the Bay Area” Hello Nonprofit Leaders, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is conducting a survey to compile key trends and indicators regarding the “State of the Nonprofit Sector in the Bay Area” during the COVID-19 crisis, BLM Movement, and what’s predicted to […]

Last updated 2 months ago

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CVNL advocates for justice in our communities ...

The CVNL board and staff stand with our nonprofit colleagues expressing sorrow and outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. At CVNL, we join virtual hands with others in our community to share our deep commitment to justice. We are aware that many in our communities live under the threat of racially-motivated violence every […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Solano Volunteers teams up to support older adults with resource phone line ...

Learn more about how we’re supporting elderly neighbors, older adults and those living with disabilities during this pandemic Solano Volunteers, a partnership between the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and Solano County, is privileged to be able to provide volunteers and help oversee the COVID-19 Older Adult Resource Telephone Line in Solano County. […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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The Silver Lining Among Clouds ...

While it is easy to get discouraged, anxious, and fearful during a time like this, it can help to reflect on some of the good that is happening as a result of this crisis. This week, we look at how this pandemic inspires people into giving back. Stories abound of neighbors helping neighbors, the increase […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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“The One Thing” — Connecting with Your Constituents through the “Clutter” ...

From the comfortable surroundings of your home, it may be hard to imagine how much is stirring in the minds of your donors, volunteers, and staff.  While you worry over how to retain their interest, they’re worrying over how they can stay involved with you among the myriad things they need to do to navigate […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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Spotlight on Volunteerism: National Volunteer Week 2020 ...

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week and we’re taking this time to spotlight one of our amazing community volunteers! Residence: San Rafael Agency: The 10,000 Degrees Academic Support Program in Marin helps to prepare students for success by placing volunteer tutors in highest-need classrooms on more than 20 kindergarten through 12th-grade public school campuses. Quote: “Ted is an incredibly compassionate […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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How to Keep Volunteers Engaged and Connected During a Disaster ...

With many of our sector’s regular volunteer opportunities on hold due to the shelter-in-place order, we as nonprofits have a unique opportunity to engage our volunteers virtually and keep them connected to our work and organizational missions. For many agencies, this is a natural fit — but for some of us, we need to get […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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5 Simple Steps to Participate in Giving Tuesday Now ...

Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, nonprofit organizations and donors connect through Giving Tuesday, a way to give back and support communities following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This coming May 5, 2020, the Giving Tuesday organization is hosting Giving Tuesday Now, to help causes unite and spread awareness for their missions and help […]

Last updated 5 months ago

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Marin Voice: Hurting Nonprofits Need to Take Action Now to Survive ...

CEO, Linda Jacobs, shares her advice for nonprofit leaders in this weekend’s publication of the Marin Independent Journal. Read the full story here. Every nonprofit leader is facing tough decisions due to COVID-19. There are 110,547 nonprofits in California. The 2019 report, Causes Count produced by California Association of Nonprofits states that the nonprofit sector […]

Last updated 6 months ago