Learning and Leadership Workshops

Our Learning and Leadership events are renowned for their high quality content and relevance — intelligence that can be gained in one session — and acted upon quickly. Click here to browse our complete calendar of events by month/day. Below you’ll find events organized by topic. For any questions, please contact Cinzia Perlingieri, Director of Learning and Leadership: cperlingieri@cvnl.org or 415.448.0331. Please check back with us for more workshops soon: we look forward to learning with you!   

Lunch & Learn

Welcome to CVNL’s Leaders Lunch & Learn! This is a free initiative to gather established and aspiring nonprofit leaders to engage in lectures with experienced consultants and in thoughtful conversations with peers. This is a brown bag type of event, so bring in your own lunch!

  • Members / Non-members

Brian Barret, a Financial Services Professional at New York Life Insurance Company, will lead this conversation on financial literacy for non-profit leaders and employees. Brian will share his experti ...

February 11 @ 12:00 pm, at

  • Members / Non-members

One of the biggest complaints managers have is that they aren’t able to give and receive feedback with COMPETENCE and CONFIDENCE to their teams, colleagues or boss. Sound familiar? Or maybe you ...

March 10 @ 12:00 pm, at

  • Members / Non-members

CVNL MARIN OFFICES, 65 MITCHELL BLVD. SUITE 101 Learn techniques for introducing oneself and connecting authentically. Networking is the process of building and maintaining quality business relationsh ...

April 14 @ 12:00 pm, at CVNL Marin

Strategy and Planning

  • $15 Members / $20 Non-members

Join us for a special presentation by Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits, to learn about the latest annual report on California nonprofits “Causes Count: the Economic Impact of California’s ...

February 5 @ 11:00 am, at

  • $15 Members / $20 Non-members

Join us at the VCSC in Santa Rosa for a special presentation by Christina Dragonetti, Outreach and Communications Director of CalNonprofits, to learn about the latest annual report on California nonpr ...

February 11 @ 1:00 pm, at

  • $198.00 Members / $250.00 Non-members

Bob Arzt is back for this popular and highly-anticipated bootcamp, don’t miss out!  Time Management Bootcamp for Nonprofit Leaders is a 5 hour interactive and hands-on session with our expe ...

March 5 @ 10:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

It’s no mystery that in order for you to focus on your mission, you have to make sure that you have the right financial strategy and development plan to maximize your potential first. By having ...

April 21 @ 1:30 pm, at

  • Members / Non-members

It’s no mystery that in order for you to focus on your mission, you have to make sure that you have the right financial strategy and development plan to maximize your potential first. By having ...

June 16 @ 1:30 pm, at

Board Governance

  • Members / Non-members

What is the Effective Board Governance series? Nonprofit board members enrich and govern an organization with their personal expertise, conections, and passion for the cause — and yet, they don’t ...

January 29 @ 9:30 am, at

  • 55 Members / 75 Non-members

What is the Effective Board Governance series? Nonprofit board members enrich and govern an organization with their personal expertise, conections, and passion for the cause — and yet, they don’t ...

February 25 @ 9:30 am, at CVNL Marin

Communication & Storytelling

  • $45 Members / $45 Non-members

If you have been thinking of making marketing videos but you are uncomfortable and hesitant because you don’t know what to say, you don’t like being on video and don’t know all the t ...

February 19 @ 1:00 pm, at

Volunteer Management

Fundraising & Grant Writing

  • Members / Non-members

Be a part of the largest collaborative fundraising event — the Sonoma County Human Race Saturday, May 2, 2020 Since 1982, the Human Race, produced by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leaders ...

February 6 @ 9:00 am, at

Mindful Leadership & Inclusivity

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is coming to Sonoma County in Spring 2020! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP h ...

February 12 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is coming to Sonoma County in Spring 2020! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP h ...

February 13 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is coming to Sonoma County in Spring 2020! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP h ...

February 26 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is coming to Sonoma County in Spring 2020! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP h ...

March 11 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is coming to Sonoma County in Spring 2020! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP h ...

March 12 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

April 29 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

April 30 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

May 20 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

May 21 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

June 3 @ 9:00 am, at

  • Members / Non-members

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) Spring 2020 is coming in April! The program features over 45 hours of teaching and coaching from expert Faculty and nonprofit professionals. ELP has two main ...

June 4 @ 9:00 am, at

Leaders of Volunteers Group (LOV)

CVNL’s Leaders of Volunteers (LOV) is a peer group open to any and all types of volunteer managers and coordinators from public, private, and philanthropic organizations throughout the Bay Area.

The LOV Group provides opportunities for the development and enhancement of professional skills, as well as a safe space to candidly share challenges and achievements in the field. It aims to increase awareness of networking opportunities among individuals involved in the implementation and coordination of volunteer programs. Participants have an ongoing opportunity to build relationships and support among volunteer professionals.

Join LOV!

  • Learn the latest best practices in the field of volunteerism and cross-cutting issues such as diversity, equity, etc.
  • Learn from each other’s experiences (both the good and the bad, the inspirational and hilarious)
  • Mentor each other and provide a space for reflection, which can be rare for volunteer managers

Additional individuals from the same organization receive a discount on registration. Contact us if you’re interested: ajungerman@cvnl.org or 415.448.0304.