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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: 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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ELP & YWCA are partnering! ...

Great leadership starts with just practices and the ability to work across lines of difference to transform and improve life for all of us. Many nonprofit organizations recognize the value of diversity, but struggle to maintain highly effective multicultural teams. That’s because diversity alone isn’t enough. In our efforts to create a well-rounded and relevant […]

Last updated 6 months ago

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“Heart” Event Youth Profile — Christopher Olivier ...

Young “hearts” beat strong in our communities… Resilience in the face of adversity is a virtue that has become invaluable given the turbulent climate of our everyday lives. Life-threatening illnesses. Mental health challenges. Natural disasters and many other countless forms and degrees of personal hardship. I am sure many of you can relate to the […]

Last updated 6 months ago

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What Effective Board Members Do ...

Behaviors and personal characteristics that make leaders stand out Individuals bring a lot to their role as nonprofit board members. Personal commitments of time and financial resources. Professional expertise and skill. Conections in the community. And yet, these important things in and of themselves are limited in value to the nonprofit organization if board members […]

Last updated 7 months ago

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Be a part of MLK Day of Service on January 21, 2019 ...

MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.” It is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action to help address critical social problems. This year, CVNL is celebrating MLK Day of Service in Napa as part of […]

Last updated 8 months ago

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Tips to Thank Your Donors Today & Beyond ...

Giving Tuesday has come and gone and now we are all in the home stretch to meet our year end giving goals. I want to take a step back and talk for a bit about thanking donors. Over the past month, like many of us, I have received numerous solicitations to give. I chose four […]

Last updated 8 months ago

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Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey ...

Attract and Retain the “Best and the Brightest” Employees in 2019 and Beyond Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2019 Compensation & Benefits Survey, the Best Survey of Its Kind! 610 nonprofit organizations, reporting on over 32,000 jobs, participated in the 2018 survey, making it the largest and most robust in the […]

Last updated 9 months ago