The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) is a resource center for public benefit organizations 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 seminars, on-site coaching and mentoring, and public advocacy.
Our Mission: CNL strengthens nonprofit organizations in order to advance the quality of community life.
Our Vision: The varied programs and services of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership are enabling its members to fulfill powerful missions, achieve national standards of excellence, provide collaborative leadership in addressing vital community issues, and inspire confidence and support.
Education: Strengthen the performance and capability of nonprofit organizations through “best practices” workshops and leadership seminars for board members, staff, and volunteers.
Resources: Manage a robust Web Site that offers a wide range of electronic services and menu options.
Collaboration: Promote sharing and collaborative projects among nonprofit organizations.
Advocacy: Promote better understanding and knowledge of the “public benefit” role that nonprofits play in sustaining and advancing our community’s quality of life.
Cross-sector Partnerships: Engage nonprofits, business, education, media, and government organizations in collaborating on critical community issues that no single organization can address.
Models of Excellence: Provide nonprofit organizations assessment tools to measure and strengthen their performance against recognized national standards of excellence.