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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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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 Annual Downtown Clean-Up Day, and Tina was hurrying to get everything set up in time for her volunteers. As she was struggling to […]

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Spotlight on Volunteerism: National Volunteer Week ...

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week and we’re taking this time to spotlight one of our amazing volunteers! Adriana Rabkin is a vibrant and dedicated individual who has been helping CVNL since January. She is assisting with restarting a disaster coalition agency among Marin nonprofits (MIDC). The coalition has been the vehicle in Marin County for bringing the […]

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A “thank you” to our Emergency Volunteers ...

A story from CVNL AmeriCorps Fellow, Blair Kearney It was around 4:30 in the morning when I got a text from my supervisor telling me that a disaster had been declared in Napa and that the Volunteer Services Team was needed to open an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) up at the college. It was around […]

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What the Community can do to Support Napa Valley Fire Recovery Efforts ...

Starting on the evening of October 8th, Napa County has been a part of the most devastating wildfires in California State history. The Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) was developed through a grant from the Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Community Foundation following the 2014 earthquake.  The goal is to enhance […]

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Gain Valuable Skills. Grow your Knowledge and Confidence. Apply for ELP! ...

At CVNL’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for nonprofit professionals, leaders in nonprofit organizations gain a greater awareness of their leadership and management style as well as additional skills that all talent need to help them and their organizations succeed. But don’t take it from us. Below ELP graduates share their experiences:     I did not know […]

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CVNL Bay Area Human Race, final results are in, $245,747 raised! ...

The results are in! Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is proud to announce the final results of the 35th Annual Bay Area Human Race™. On Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 994 adults and kids of every size and ability ran, walked, wheelchaired, or walked their dog through the 5K winding course to raise funds […]

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Be a part of it: register, volunteer or donate to your favorite nonprofit ...

Ready. Set. Go! Six days until the community gathers for the CVNL Bay Area Human Race™! To date, 53 nonprofits have raised $121,339 (with the number increasing by the minute!). Don’t miss out on the collective fun this Saturday, May 13! REGISTERWhichever category you choose, rest assured all ages and all abilities are welcome and you’ll […]

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AmeriCorps Appreciation Week — thank you Melissa Cruz! ...

CVNL welcomes all to join us in celebrating AmeriCorps Appreciation Week. The work our VIP AmeriCorps members are doing day in and day out is truly impacting our communities in a big way. We want to give a huge thank you to the over 80,000 AmeriCorps members serving communities throughout the U.S. #AmeriCorpsWorks We sat […]

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Bicycle Give-Away at Bahia Elementary School in San Rafael, CA ...

Sixteen 4th Graders made very happy On April 22, 2016, 16 bicycles were presented to 4th grade students at Bahia Elementary School. The excitement was palpable. The experience was humbling. This magical day was made possible through the combined efforts Corporate Visions, Inc. and the San Rafael Elks Lodge. They pulled together donations from private […]

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Does your nonprofit have between 50-100 staff members? ...

If so, you might be in for an unwelcome surprise this year. The Affordable Care Act (or ACA) is making yet another change in 2016 that means nonprofits with 50-100 employees have a very high likelihood of seeing a large rate increase and receiving less favorable plans (talk about a lose-lose!). Fortunately, there are ways […]

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