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

Applications Accepted Until July 12th 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). CVNL, supported by a selection committee, will conduct outreach to bring forward a candidate experienced in […]

Last updated 4 days 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,” […]

Last updated 3 weeks ago

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How much economic value do volunteers add to our communities? ...

This year the national average is $25.43 and California’s average is $29.95 per hour   So much of the work that nonprofits do in our communities is done by volunteers: volunteers outnumber staff at nonprofits of all sizes, and an amazing 70% of California nonprofits are all-volunteer organizations . In 2017 nearly 77.4 million Americans donated 6.9 billion volunteer hours. […]

Last updated 3 weeks ago

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Do you screen your volunteers? ...

You May Not be Screening Your Volunteers…But You Need to Start! From our partners, Verified Volunteers What is your organization doing to screen its volunteers? For better or worse, volunteers are the face of most nonprofit organizations. Failing to run a simple background check could cost you. In case you’ve never thought about screening volunteers […]

Last updated 3 weeks ago

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Time Management Boot Camp for Nonprofit Leaders ...

Improve your organizational effectiveness and time management    Have you ever said to yourself: “There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done!”  “My ‘to-do’ list is out of control, it just keeps getting longer and longer” “I’d delegate more if I only had the time to do it” Or perhaps you are […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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GrantStation Only $75 through CVNL Membership Program ...

Keep your organization healthy through a strong grantseeking strategy!   We are collaborating with GrantStation to offer a deep discount on their technology. Through CVNL, Members can purchase GrantStation for only $75 — an 89% discount! If you are not taking advantage of this member benefit, then the time is now! Some resources you can access […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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Compensation and Benefits Report Now Available ...

Fair Pay for Northern CA Nonprofits: 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey now available     Are you trying to figure out an appropriate salary for a new hire? Curious about the fringe benefits offered by organizations like yours? You can find the answers in the “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2019 Compensation and Benefits […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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AmeriCorps Reflections ...

Spotlight on: Jack Hill AmeriCorps Fellow, Community Engagement – San FranciscoDowntown Streets Team Long called out as being a radical, Caesar Chavez’s struggle to organize a community to stand up to oppression is not radical, it is our calling as engaged individuals. And when we organize together to fight oppression, to lift up our neighbor, […]

Last updated 2 months ago

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Top Five Ways to Honor Volunteers ...

National Volunteer Week is April 7-14 and is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities, and be a force that transforms the world. National Volunteer Week is celebrated by Points of Light and was established in 1974 and has […]

Last updated 2 months ago

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Five Easy Steps to More Effectively Spark a Volunteer’s Interest ...

A good volunteer position description is the first step in finding high quality candidates. Volunteers want to be assured that they will help further your organization’s mission, no matter the size of the tasks they’ll take on. Potential volunteers that clearly see the link between your mission and their volunteer efforts are more likely to […]

Last updated 2 months ago