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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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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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago

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CVNL Opens Virtual Emergency Volunteer Centers, Calls for Donations and Volunteers ...

Northern CA, 8/26/20 — Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has been activated to operate Emergency Volunteer Centers (EVCs) in Napa and Solano Counties due to the North Bay wildfires. CVNL’s Sonoma County Transit Paratransit program, Volunteer Wheels, has also been helping transport evacuees safely to shelters across the Bay Area. At this time, […]

Last updated 10 months ago

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We want to hear from you. ...

Complete or share our survey, “State of the Nonprofit Sector in the Bay Area” Hello Nonprofit Leaders, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is conducting a survey to compile key trends and indicators regarding the “State of the Nonprofit Sector in the Bay Area” during the COVID-19 crisis, BLM Movement, and what’s predicted to […]

Last updated 11 months ago

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CVNL advocates for justice in our communities ...

The CVNL board and staff stand with our nonprofit colleagues expressing sorrow and outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. At CVNL, we join virtual hands with others in our community to share our deep commitment to justice. We are aware that many in our communities live under the threat of racially-motivated violence every […]

Last updated 1 year ago

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Solano Volunteers teams up to support older adults with resource phone line ...

Learn more about how we’re supporting elderly neighbors, older adults and those living with disabilities during this pandemic Solano Volunteers, a partnership between the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and Solano County, is privileged to be able to provide volunteers and help oversee the COVID-19 Older Adult Resource Telephone Line in Solano County. […]

Last updated 1 year ago