The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) announces new scholarships for nonprofit leadership training supporting Black, Indigenous, and Color managers and executives serving Sonoma-based organizations

Santa Rosa, California, April 4, 2022 – The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) is pleased to announce new scholarships for its 2022 Learning & Leadership programs. Through a grant from the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, CVNL is offering a limited number of partial scholarships to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are leaders or managers of CVNL Member nonprofit organizations based in or serving Sonoma County, as well as smaller CVNL Member Organizations with limited budgets

CEO Linda Jacobs expressed her gratitude saying, “We are grateful to receive this timely support from the Community Foundation. This is an important step in increasing equitable access and inclusive opportunities for BIPOC nonprofit leaders in Sonoma County. »

Earlier this year, CVNL announced similar scholarship funding from the Marin County Community Service Fund as well as the Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation to support nonprofit leadership training in communities. Marin and Napa counties, respectively.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for CVNL cohort programs:

• Management Essentials – Summer 2022 Series for new and experienced managers looking to improve team performance.

• Excellence in Leadership – Fall 2022, series of 10 leadership development sessions for nonprofit executives and senior leaders.

• Leading for Equity and Inclusion – A series of 5 sessions beginning in April provides a framework for workplace policies and practices that support an equitable and inclusive culture.

Jacobs stressed the importance of these scholarships. “Capacity building is so important for community organizations to improve their impact. These scholarships are a great incentive to enable BIPOC nonprofit leaders and allies to make the institutional changes needed to create more inclusive organizations and enable more effective community engagement,” she said. “Representation at all levels is crucial for true engagement.”

Fellowships are available only to CVNL member organisations. Learn more about each of these programs and other member benefits by visiting the CVNL website or by contacting May Congdon, Member Engagement and Program Coordinator, at 415.448.0331 or [email protected] .