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Linda Jacobs

Linda Jacobs has served as the Chief Executive Officer with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2002. CVNL advances nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in the communities they serve. She oversees CVNL’s 4 business divisions: Executive Search, Consulting Services, Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services. Linda has significantly grown the organization in size and scope with services and programs now available from Silicon Valley to Sacramento. With over 30 years of combined executive and nonprofit management experience, Linda frequently presents on issues and trends in the nonprofit sector and consults with nonprofit leaders on board governance, succession planning, and leadership development.

Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the School to Career Partnership, Marin Economic Forum, and the Points of Light Affiliate Assembly. She is the former Board Chair of the California Association of Nonprofits, a former appointee to the Marin County Women’s Commission, past President of the Marin National Organization for Women, and a former member of the Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board. Linda was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011, and in 2013 she received the “We’re All in this Together, Community Building” North Bay, Leadership Council Leaders of the North Bay award and was recognized by the North Bay Business Journal with a Nonprofit Leadership Award.

Linda graduated from University of South Florida and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.


Phone: 415.479.5710 x300

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