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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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Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits? ...

In rapid succession over the last two weeks, Congress passed and the President signed two far-reaching pieces of legislation designed to provide relief to the American people and businesses – including nonprofits. Included in the provisions of these bills are major victories for nonprofits, operational relief, and new obligations. On Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 pm Eastern, […]

Last updated 18 hours ago

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Our Response to COVID-19 ...

UPDATE: 3/26/20: CVNL’s Marin County, Napa County, Sonoma County, and Solano County offices are following the requirement to “shelter in place” and will be closed until it is lifted. Many of our staff are working remotely and email responses might be delayed. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. At CVNL + […]

Last updated 3 weeks ago

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New California Attorney General Forms for Charities & Fundraisers – Explained! ...

The most common reason for nonprofits to lose their good standing with the State of California is a failure to submit required forms. The Attorney General’s office has recently updated several of them. Attorney Gene Takagi of Neo Law Group has written a smart guide to the new forms and allowed us to share information […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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Intuit teams up with CVNL ...

Intuit Inc., creator of QuickBooks, is a familiar entity to many nonprofit leaders for their financial management products, software donations, and technical support. For years, Intuit has also supported the work of nonprofits across the U.S. and internationally by offering employee volunteer hours, matching employee contributions to nonprofits, and providing service grants to nonprofit organizations […]

Last updated 1 month ago

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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 2 months 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 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago