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!   

Grant Writing

  • $0 Members / $25 Non-members

Join CVNL and our Director of Learning & Leadership Cinzia Perlingieri, for this invigorating and informative workshop that will teach you all the right steps to plan for and submit good grant pro ...

September 17 @ 1:30 pm, at CVNL Marin

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!

Time Management

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.

Meetings will be bi-monthly on the second Thursday of every other month, 11:30am-1:00pm, unless otherwise specified. Upcoming meeting dates:

  • April 11, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • August 8, 2019
  • October 10, 2019

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


  • CVNL Member - $40 for 4 group meetings ($10 per meeting)
  • Non-Member - $60 for 4 group meetings ($15 per meeting)
  • Drop-in fee - $20

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