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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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Compensation and Benefits Report Now Available ...

Fair Pay for Northern CA Nonprofits: 2020 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 2020 Compensation and Benefits […]

Last updated 11 hours ago

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Two weeks left to nominate… ...

Heart of Napa™ nominations are due on January 22nd. Follow these tips and submit yours by 5:00pm! If you have been to either the Heart of Marin™ or Heart of Napa™ in the last 27 years, you know that these events are one of our favorites. Some of the things we love about them is: […]

Last updated 3 weeks ago

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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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago

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Lessons from the ELP Alumni Network: Strategies to Enable a Proactive Mode ...

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

Last updated 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 months ago