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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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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 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago