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.



The Ask: Making It Real

If you want to jump start for your gift solicitation skills or are looking to find more comfort in what often seems a daunting task, join CNL for this dynamic, interactive workshop on making The Ask. Presenter Jennifer Litton Singer, CFRE, will guide you through small group activities dealing with real life situations.  After a Read More…

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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…