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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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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 2 weeks 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 2 months ago

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Attract and Retain the Best Employees for your Organization in 2021 and Beyond ...

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey Now open for participation, with an updated Economic Environment section to capture the nonprofit sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 promises to be year unlike any other as nonprofit managers continue to navigate the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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CVNL Members Offer Shop-Worthy Ways to Give ...

Tis the season of giving and CVNL member agencies are doing amazing things this holiday season.  What better way to give than to also benefit a local nonprofit? American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation is offering park passes and super cool gear for enjoying the great ideas:  ACCPF-Shop Adopt A Family is partnering with Equator […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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Fund Development – Planned Giving is Easier than you Think ...

Give a fund development professional a budget and a list of things to do, and they know just what to do to raise money for a charity. But when they are faced with creating a planned giving program or campaign, it is likely their first response is that they don’t have the time or expertise. […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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Authenticity: Your Best Marketing Plan ...

The holidays often raise emotions in us that have been stirring for months.  They come to a head when we are faced with family visits, holiday shopping, and managing workloads through the on-again, off-again professional schedule that November and December inevitably bring.  Add to this the very real difficulty of managing these seasonal efforts in […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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Avoiding Copyright Entanglement ...

Don’t Get Caught Making Costly Copyright Mistakes One of the best things about the internet is that we can instantly find whatever we’re searching for. Often when creating presentations or blog posts, Google may be our first and only stop to search for images and other media. However, that might get you into hot water […]

Last updated 3 months ago

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Nonprofits: Pivoting Under Pressure ...

Stories from the nonprofit sector Thank you to the more than 100 organizations that shared their stories and information with us, so that we might better understand how to support the sector and in turn support those who are served by these nonprofits. In particular, thank you for your comments that provided a window into […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020 ...

Giving Tuesday – December 1, 2020 Be a part of the biggest day of giving on the Planet! Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, nonprofit organizations and donors connect through GivingTuesday a way to give back and support communities following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   GivingTuesday benefits organizations large and small and no matter […]

Last updated 4 months ago

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Safe guarding against phishing and hacking while working from home ...

Avoid Getting “Reeled In” While You Work from Home One of the most significant changes that’s happening in the workforce during the Covid-19 crisis is the shift from working primarily in an office to working primarily (or exclusively) from home. With this change comes a new landscape of IT obstacles to navigate, including increased security […]

Last updated 4 months ago