Client stories

With every engagement, our goal is to deliver purposeful and sustainable results.  Read our clients’ stories about combining our expertise and broad experience with their knowledge and wisdom to achieve greater success.


‘Adopt A Family’ partners with CVNL to set a course for a future of increased impact.

For more than 30 years, Adopt A Family of Marin has worked to support struggling families and prevent homelessness in Marin. Starting with just four families in 1990 and growing to serve 600 families in 2018, Adopt A Family (AAF) has steadily expanded its reach over the years to meet the needs of the community.

After years of growth, AAF found themselves at a crossroads facing a new challenge: the capacity of their programs was outpacing the supporting infrastructure of the organization.

“We knew we had a lot of the right pieces in place,” said AAF Executive Director Jacqueline Jaffee. “We wanted to better understand what was lacking, what we needed to take it to the next level.”

People Talk

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We requested a facilitator not a consultant for our annual Board retreat. CVNL provided an exceptional facilitator who was able to add strategic content without abandoning facilitation focus.
YWCA San Francisco - Marin
I was very happy with the results of our work together. CVNL provided important content, delivered in a manner that was professional, knowledgeable and approachable.
Community Action Marin
CVNL was able to give great, nuanced answers to the questions people had around board service. I was very pleased with the outcome — professional, confident, funny and nice to have in the room — definitely added to our retreat.
Women's Community Clinic