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CVNL’s enduring powers of navigation have made Marin’s nonprofits stronger and its volunteers more fulfilled. Happy half-century from your friends at MCF.

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 5:30 – 6:00 VIP Reception 6:00 – 7:30 Welcome & Silent Auction Hors d’oeuvres & Champagne 7:30 – 9:00 Dinner Celebrating Impact Live Auction A Look Ahead: Flexible Volunteer Program 9:00 - 11:00 Special Performance Salvador Santana Dessert & Drinks MENU First Course Mixed Green Salad/ Aged Balsamic Toast Entrée

Broiled Flat Iron Steak/ Roasted Salmon Wild Mushroom Risotto


Served in the Grate Room



Collaborator Autodesk Bank of Marin County of Marin U.S. Bank

Community Engager Bregante + Company LLP Dominican University of California International ProInsurance Associates LLC Redwood Credit Union PG&E United Way of the Bay Area


Welcome from Board Chair Maureen Sedonaen, President/CEO, Goodwill SF-San Mateo-Marin and Linda Davis, CEO, CVNL We are honored to have you here this evening to join us as we celebrate CVNL’s 50 years of service to Marin. The individuals, companies, and organizations represented here this evening have been an integral part of those 50 years. What better way to celebrate a half-century of impact in our community than with those who have made that impact possible! CVNL has gone by many names since 1964. While our name has changed, our dedication has remained the same: a commitment to building the capacity of nonprofits to carry out their missions, engaging the community in service and volunteerism, and developing a healthy, diverse pipeline of people prepared to take on the increased leadership responsibility of the 21st Century. The Volunteer Bureau of Marin County, that was dedicated to attracting and mobilizing volunteers in service, and the Marin Council of Agencies, which stemmed from executive director conversations and evolved to become Marin’s premiere nonprofit capacity building association, merged in 2001 to form the Marin Nexus. This collaboration sparked what later became the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, an anchor institution for Marin’s expanding nonprofit community and the volunteers who support the sector’s work. Tonight is a special opportunity for us to bring together the leaders who have guided us, our generous contributors, the committed volunteers, and our dedicated staff who have all given so much. We honor and are grateful for each of you. Let’s celebrate the incredible journey we’ve been on for the past 50 years, and raise a glass as we look ahead to the wonderful and transformative future we will create together. Thank you for your generosity, dedication and commitment to CVNL - here’s to 50 More Years!



What Does 50 Years of Impact Look Like? Individuals discovering their power to make a difference. Nonprofits uniting to build stronger communities. Organizations, volunteers, and leaders working together to create a more equitable Marin. 6

2013 Nonprofit Landscape Study to be released April 15th, 2014

All 50th Anniversary guests will receive a copy of the report, a link to the online data, and an invitation to the community briefing.

Years of Highlights 1964 Volunteer Bureau of Marin County opens

1966 Organized a School Volunteer Conference

1971 First executive director roundtable

1972 Formation of Auxiliary with 150 women

1967 Became a United Way Agency

Founded Youth Division, The Switching Yard which became Youth Connection Published rst county-wide guide to volunteer opportunities

1982 1979 Developed San Anselmo Opened temporary Inverness offce to Volunteer Effort aid ood victims

1983 First Marin Human Race

1986 Began Senior Focus – 2 year program to develop retiree volunteerism

1987 First time Human Race raises $100,000 for agencies and schools

Nominated rst appointee to MCF Board of Trustees as an appointing authority

1993 Corporate Volunteer Council started to support corporate/ business employee volunteer engagement

1994 Deployed staff to help after Northridge earthquake

Changed name to Volunteer Center of Marin

West Marin emergency food pantry opened

1995 Directors of Volunteers in Agencies created to provide professional development for volunteer managers

1968 Began transportation program, transferred to Marin Senior Coordinating Council in 1991

1969 Opened an offce at the Department of Social Services and Probation Dept.

1970 Held rst Marin Designer Showcase, netted $2,000

1974 Established West Marin Volunteer Bureau in Point Reyes Station

1977 Published rst Marin County Resource Directory

1978 Started Senior Connection, a visiting program for isolated elders, moved to Family Service Agency

1985 Developed volunteer program for Bay Model Visitor Center Participated in the founding of Marin Community Foundation (MCF)

1991 Launched Holiday Gifts of Love, a holiday gift & service opportunity to help those in need

1992 Produced booklet on school-community partnerships, distributed by State Dept. of Education Joined management team of new Marin InterAgency Disaster Response Plan Deployed staff/volunteers to assist in disaster relief after Hurricane Andrew and Oakland Hills re

1996 C-MAP (California Management Assistance Partnership), a consortium of regional nonproot support organizations providing training and technical assistance to nonproots, are provided funding by James Irvine Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, California Wellness, and California Endowment

Years of Highlights 1998 C-MAP funding from California Endowment is instrumental in Marin Council of Agencies ability to build core support trainings and education (through 2004)

1999 Alliance talks begin between Volunteer Center and Marin Council of Agencies

2003 Name changed to Center for Volunteer and Nonproot Leadership (CVNL) MDS established Heart Tug Award to donate a percentage of proceeds; for 5 years over $100,000 was donated to 14 members including Meals of Marin, Marin Brain Injury Network, RotaCare Free Clinic, Casa Allegra, Marin Abused Women’s Services, Bridge the Gap, St. Vincent de Paul, Wildcare, Helen Vine Detox Center, and Ritter Center. Joined Marin County School to Career Partnership. BoardMatch Marin launches to connect agencies with board candidates. Community Action Team started to expand and enrich youth volunteerism 2006 Honored with Excellence in Communications by Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network

2007 Published rst Marin Nonproot Landscape Study

2010 Union Bank becomes presenting sponsor of Heart of Marin

2011 Awarded George W. Romney Award for Excellence by Points of Light Institute

National Council on Again grant to engage 50+ Executive Search & Transition Services and Emerging Leaders Program launched

Selected as lead with California Volunteers Service Enterprise Initiative

2002 2001 Merger between the Volunteer Center and MCA, Technical assistance provided to MCF Faiths creating Marin Nexus Initiative grantees Partner with Tamalpais Bank on Heart of Marin Study commissioned: “Fostering Leadership and Community in Marin’s Non-proot Sector” 2004 Masters of Marin/ ProBono Marin established

2005 With MarinSpace, develop nonproot resource center at 555 Northgate Drive

Marin Leadership Institute established Opened the Nonproot Participated in the establishment of Marin 2-1-1 Library Resource Center Michael Lerner, founder of Commonweal, keynotes at Marin Nonproot Conference

2008 Accept Achievement in Innovation Award from California Association of Nonproots for work in engaging older adults in high impact volunteering Nonproot Sustainability Forum held

2013 Marin Nonproot Study: Resilience, Resourcefulness, and Recovery is commissioned (distributed, April 2014)

2009 Designated a HandsOn Affliate Flexible Volunteer Program launched

2014 Designated HandsOn affliate for Napa and Sonoma Fiscal sponsor of Break a Difference Celebration of 50 years serving community!

SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERING Engaging more than 12,000 volunteers annually, CVNL fosters and facilitates volunteering through its website and one-on-one interviews, and develops easy to access and meaningful non-traditional volunteer opportunities through the Flexible Volunteer Program. CVNL mobilizes emergency volunteers in the aftermath of disaster. Our BoardMatch program connects individuals from the community with nonprofits based on a candidate’s background and interests. CVNL works to foster community leadership through its Project Leader trainings.


SPOTLIGHT ON LEADERSHIP CVNL works to identify, cultivate and support nonprofit leaders of all levels through its education training programs, peer learning, executive search and transition services, and board governance consulting. CVNL offers an array of consulting services to nonprofits and corporate accounts on nonprofit governance and related issues. The Emerging Leaders Program addresses the core competencies needed to effectively manage organizations as well as the leadership skills one needs to be successful within our sector. CVNL offers an inclusive membership program with professional development and networking opportunities. 13


50 th Birthday CVNL!

Thank you to CVNL for giving us the tools to strengthen our organization. AIM appreciates your support and partnership! AG R I C U LT U R A L I N S T I T U T E . O RG

It’s time to put down roots at the marin farmers market. For 31 years, the Marin Farmers Market has been bringing together a vibrant community of regional farmers & ranchers, specialty food purveyors, artisans, and eaters to celebrate and promote local food, community health, and environmental stewardship. All this, in a parking lot. We are thrilled to share with the Marin community that we have a unique opportunity to partner with the County of Marin to officially take root and create a permanent home for the Marin Farmers Markets. Imagine the most visionary farmers market in the world - a landmark dedicated to food, farming, and families in Marin. A market place covered by a permanent market canopy, a market hall with all the amenities needed to ensure that the Marin Farmers Market, our farmers and its community will continue to thrive, forever. In June 2014, this proposed project will go before Marin voters. Please vote Yes on Measure B. To learn how you can help us put down roots, visit

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Congratulations CVNL We are grateful for your support as we respond to the thirst of many to deepen and enrich their spiritual life as they give of their time and talent to serve the poor, the marginalized and the socially vulnerable.

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tulations Congraon

50 Years!

The Osher Marin JCC


Congratulations and thanks to CVNL for providing 50 years of expertise to Marin nonprofits

Financial Expertise for the Nonprofit Sector 415-925-2530 | Steven Tulsky


to CVNL and CalNonprofits board member Linda Davis!


We wish CVNL more years of successful innovative programs and services. From your friends at the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)

Honorary Committee

Board of Directors

Susan Adams Judy Arnold Karen Baker Mary Jane Burke Neil Bush Russ Colombo David Wain Coon, Ed.D. Jared Huffman Pat Kendall Steve Kinsey Mary B. Marcy Jan Masaoka Larry Meredith, Ph.D. Thomas Peters, Ph.D. Suzie Pollack Katie Rice Kathrin Sears Anne Wilson

Chair - Maureen Sedonaen Ben Aune Mark Chapman Malin Clark Chuck Greene David Hofele Rev. Carol Hovis Jonathan Logan Brigitte Moran Ken Preston Steven Tulsky Marssie Versola Judy Wolff-Bolton

Special Thanks Event Coordinators Molly Schmidt & Katelyn Willoughby Event Photography Kathleen Harrison Program Printing Mill Valley Services Graphic Design Aaron Davis


50th Anniversary Celebration Program, CVNL  
50th Anniversary Celebration Program, CVNL  

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