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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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Volunteer Profile – Nicky Fletcher ...

Last updated 6 months ago

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Giving Tuesday 2018 – Don’t Miss This Opportunity! ...

Giving Tuesday is exactly three weeks away and it’s not too late to participate. I have heard from many local nonprofits that they feel that there is too much noise on that day (emails, social media) and I agree… BUT people are online actively looking for ways to give back so make sure your agency […]

Last updated 7 months ago

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NEW — Capacity Building Opportunity for Nonprofits ...

Spots available for nonprofits serving Marin County Research shows that the health of a nonprofit can be assessed using 6 core capacities: leading, learning, overseeing, generating, planning and managing. CVNL recently received a generous grant from the Marin Community Foundation to offer the Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT) to nonprofits serving Marin County. The iCAT […]

Last updated 7 months ago

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In honor of the one-year anniversary of the North Bay Fires ...

Since 1964, the national award-wining Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging inovation, and empowering individuals throughout the Bay Area. CVNL serves as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing volunteers and donations for Napa and Marin Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. In the last […]

Last updated 8 months ago

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Five Things You Can Do Today for a Successful Year End Appeal ...

Yes, it’s August and year end appeal season seems far away and the last thing you want to think about with everything else that is on your busy development calendar. This year is unique – with the new tax law taking full effect, the ongoing global and local disasters and the mid-term elections, this year […]

Last updated 8 months ago

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CVNL shares tips for submitting nominations to the Heart events ...

If you know me or have been to either the Heart of Marin™ or Heart of Napa™ in the last 25 years, you know that these events are my favorite. Some of the things I love about them is: the opportunity to thank leaders for their efforts to improve our community; the fact that we […]

Last updated 8 months ago

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2018 Volunteer Screening Trends & Best Practices Report ...

Insights on volunteer management for your nonprofit Learn how CVNL’s partnership with Verified Volunteers might benefit you!  Verified Volunteers, a valued CVNL partner, recently released their 2018 Volunteer Screening Trends & Best Practices Report. For insights and to see how your organization compares, download your complimentary copy HERE . As a friendly reminder, through this […]

Last updated 1 year ago

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No-cost Marketing for Nonprofits Offered through Giving Marin ...

More than 275 digital and print ads have run since January Time to take advantage of this community-benefit program!  Could a nonprofit you support or work for benefit from no-cost advertising that reaches two-thirds of the adults in Marin County every month? Explore Giving Marin and learn how you might be able to market your […]

Last updated 1 year ago

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Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey ...

Attract and Retain the “Best and the Brightest” Employees in 2018 and Beyond Did you know? Member benefit! If you’re a current CVNL Member you can come and take a look at our copy of the 2018 report and photocopy up to 10 pages. Come by during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., […]

Last updated 1 year ago

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Giving Back Comes Full Circle: Earth Day 2018 ...

Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny in Downtown Vacaville. Tina Chechourka, Volunteer Coordinator in Solano County, pulled up to the Town Square and began to unload her truck. It was the 2nd Anual Downtown Clean-Up Day, and Tina was hurrying to get everything set up in time for her volunteers. As she was struggling to […]

Last updated 1 year ago