CNL

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership has helped many nonprofit organizations.

Here’s what people are saying about CNL:

“CNL is doing a fantastic job educating the community about the needs and issues of non-profits as well as the deeper work of sustaining the individuals who work in the field. The Center’s 2013 Board training series is proving to be invaluable to our newer Board members.”
Music in the Mountains

“CNL provides excellent educational workshops that provide guidance in fund raising and otherwise advise our members how to navigate the world of non-profit organizations. In addition to the knowledge gained, these workshops provide an excellent opportunity to network with other non-profits and learn about their efforts and experiences.”     
Shirley Zeff, Parliamentarian – AAUW

“AnimalSave has received many benefits from being a CNL member. The education, networking and mentoring opportunities available to staff and board members has been important to our growth and stability and to the success we have had with our good work for the animals.”
Carolyn Neihaus, Executive Director AnimalSave

“We have grown through CNL’s Board education workshops, financial workshops, Executive Director/Board President training, and Executive Director seminars.”
Miners Foundry Cultural Center

“CNL is a reliable “go-to” resource.” Hospice of the Foothills

“The Executive Director has benefited greatly from all of the professional development and networking that CNL provides. This was her first Executive Director position, so CNL helped clarify her role, the role of the Board of Directors, and how the two partner together for the success of the agency. The Board of Directors has also benefited by learning its role and how to better govern the agency overall. Directors have attended specific workshops on fund development and finance and have adopted many of the things they have learned.”    
Lindy Beatie, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County

“CNL provides wonderful trainings to assist with organizational and professional development as well as great networking opportunities.  These resources have helped us normalize and understand our challenges and determine solid strategies for change.”    
Laura Harter, Executive Director Child Advocates Nevada County

“A core piece of our mission is to work collaboratively with community partners to better provide for our clients and to be able to offer resources for any need they may have. Being a member of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership has provided DVSAC with an amazing connection to other non-profits and community partners in our community.”    
Gayle Guest-Brown, Executive Director DVSAC

“Expertise, education, knowledge and networking have been invaluable to the growth and development of our organization, including our board. Through our participation in CNL we have developed stronger professional relationships and achieved more visibility and support from the community.”
Debbie Arakel Sheppard, Executive Director Nevada County Habitat for Humanity

“Board and Staff members have participated in trainings and workshops provided by CNL and has provided the opportunity for collaboration with other organizations serving individuals with disabilities.”  
Ana Acton, Executive Director FREED

“CNL is doing a fantastic job with educating both the broad community about the needs and issues of non-profits as well as the deeper work of sustaining the individuals who work in the field.  Most recently, CNL’s board training series is proving to be invaluable to our newer board members.”
Music in the Mountains

“We regularly attend CNL workshops, and have benefited greatly from the fantastic presenters CNL has brought to the community.”    
Nevada County Citizens for Choice

“Excellent trainings have helped us grow our skills and increase our effectiveness.  Networking opportunities have helped us increase community awareness of our organization’s services and impact and helped us build a community of peer support.” Mission Focused Solutions

“The Board President-Executive Director Leadership Series was instrumental to expanding our organization’s capacity by implementing many of the seminar approaches and tools.”
Carol Savary, North Tahoe Business Association

“Primarily through being able to develop relationships with other non-profit  organizations in the area. Also, educational presentations have been essential to developing and growing the organization, since we are an all-volunteer organization and no one has previous non-profit experience.”    
Gary Brown, Welcome Home Vets

Increased exposure and knowledge of IFM to the community and other non-profits through CNL publications and networking. Various educational forums have helped support our mission through better management and advocacy.  
Interfaith Food Ministries

The networking opportunities as well as the classes provided by CNL have been beneficial to us.   
Sandy Schmidt, Founder and Executive Director WOW, Women of Worth

“The Center helped clarify the role of the Executive Director and Board of Directors, and how the two partner together for the success of the agency. The Board of Directors also has benefited by learning how to better govern the agency.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County

“The Center’s wonderful organizational and professional development trainings helped us understand our challenges and determine solid strategies for change.”
Child Advocates of Nevada County

“The Center provides a variety of relevant training and networking opportunities for staff and Board members.”
Hospitality House

 “Board members and staff have attended workshops that strengthen a variety of programs and projects.”
KVMR

“The workshops have proven to be very beneficial to our Board members and Executive Director.” 
United Way of Nevada County

“We have taken advantage of the educational programs on fundraising.”
Western Sierra Medical Clinic

“We have benefited from CNL mostly through networking at the Executive Director Socials and workshops.”
Gold Country Community Services

“We especially enjoy the classes on marketing and fundraising.”
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra

“The Center provides opportunities to collaborate with other organizations serving individuals with disabilities.”
FREED Center for Independent Living

 “Networking opportunities and classes provided by CNL have been beneficial to us.” Women of Worth

 “Excellent educational workshops provide knowledge in navigating the world of nonprofits, as well as opportunities to network and learn about efforts and experiences of other nonprofits.”
American Association of University Women

“We benefit greatly from the fantastic presenters CNL brings to the community.”
Nevada County Citizens for Choice

“The education, networking and mentoring opportunities available to staff and Board members has been important to our growth, stability and success.”
AnimalSave

“Various educational forums have helped us with better management and advocacy to support our mission, and we’ve increased our exposure to nonprofits and the community through CNL publications and networking.”
Interfaith Food Ministry

 “Being a member of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership has provided an amazing connection to other non-profits and community partners. This enables us to work collaboratively to better serve our clients and fulfill our mission.”
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition

 Comments from workshop participants

“As President of the board …, I’ve deeply appreciated having the services of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership available in our community. CNL offers great workshops for new and experienced board members, and helps make the talents and skills of experts available and accessible to improve the value that our nonprofi ts deliver to the people we serve. CNL is an amazing asset.”
— Keith Porter

“The workshops provided by CNL have been very helpful and made my job as an ED easier.”
—Workshop Participant

“[CNL workshops] have improved the effectiveness of my board with each participation.”
—Workshop Participant

“We learned so much about practical steps to take in fund development and fund raising, as well as how to train board members to learn to like fund raising!”
—Workshop Participant

“CNL has become a vital resource for nonprofits!”
—Workshop Participant