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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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Global Volunteer Month is Here! ...

Global Volunteer Month recognizes the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light. Learn how you can continue to get involved in your own community. As a member of the Points of Light Global Network, we are proud to celebrate Global Volunteer Month to shine a light on the individuals and […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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Office Downsizing in an Uncertain World ...

Organizations have gone remote during the pandemic, leaving office buildings to sit empty. Will we ever return? The concept of the office has been so deeply ingrained into our culture that it’s become almost inseparable from work itself. For centuries there has been a shared routine among a vast number of workers: wake up, join […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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Tips for Celebrating AmeriCorps Appreciation Week, 2021 ...

Join CVNL in celebrating volunteers united in service March 7th – 13th AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps: from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the over 1 million members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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Honor Napa nonprofits, leaders, and volunteers! ...

This year’s Heart of Napa Awards will be going virtual. Mark your calendars: the event will take place on Thursday, March 18th, 2021, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Heart of Napa will be the most visible and celebratory platform to honor individuals and groups who have stepped up in heroic ways during COVID-19 in […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with “30 Days of Action” ...

Our team at CVNL and fellow AmeriCorps/VISTA Members value the importance of equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and intersectionality and actively honor and celebrate our differences. Each year, AmeriCorps Members are tasked with specific areas of focus: this year, we are helping to address food insecurity and literacy. MLK Day of Service inspired us to create […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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Attract and Retain the Best Employees for your Organization in 2021 and Beyond ...

Participate in Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2021 Compensation & Benefits Survey Now open for participation, with an updated Economic Environment section to capture the nonprofit sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 promises to be year unlike any other as nonprofit managers continue to navigate the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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CVNL Members Offer Shop-Worthy Ways to Give ...

Tis the season of giving and CVNL member agencies are doing amazing things this holiday season.  What better way to give than to also benefit a local nonprofit? American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation is offering park passes and super cool gear for enjoying the great ideas:  ACCPF-Shop Adopt A Family is partnering with Equator […]

Last updated 3 years ago

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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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago