The Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) is a resource center for organizations and individuals in Nevada County and the Sierra Nevada region of California. Founded in 2003 as a catalyst to strengthen and sustain local nonprofit organizations, CNL focuses on “best practice” workshops, executive leadership seminars, on-site coaching and mentoring, and public advocacy.


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Find Your Comfort Zone: The Board’s Role in Fund Development

You’re fully committed to your mission and the programs that advance it, but none of it comes free! One of the key responsibilities of a nonprofit board is to ensure that their organization has enough resources to fulfill its mission. This means developing and raising often much needed financial support. Are you and the members Read More…


#GivingTuedsay 2015

December 1, 2015 Marks the Fourth Annual #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. The retail industry has long benefited from seasonal shopping that symbolically kicks off with Black Friday – a day that has since inspired Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after the Read More…

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Board Essentials: Getting to Great

Are you a new or emerging board member who aspires to be a vital part of your favorite organization? Do you want to take your board role to the next level and increase your value? Then you will want to join us for this CNL Board Development workshop.  It has been designed with an eye to new, Read More…