Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

We offer practical and affordable professional development opportunities for nonprofit leaders.

Since our founding, we've provided training, technical assistance, and access to research materials that reflects its name, strengthening the leadership of nonprofit organizations throughout Ventura County. Learn more

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COVID-19 Alert

Out of an abundance of caution and  to minimize the risk of COVID-19, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership will be postponing upcoming workshops and/or transitioning our face-to-face learning opportunities to webinar format. 

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In the weeks and months ahead, we will be monitoring developments with the plan to re-evaluate based on the recommendations and guidance from the WHO, CDC and local authorities.  For now, we urge each of you to stay safe and healthy.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Dena Jenson at

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Invest in your own professional development or that of your entire organization by joining a community of nonprofit leaders committed to best practices and life-long learning.

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Nonprofit Leadership Council

The Ventura County Nonprofit Leadership Council is a collective of thought-leaders that seeks to advance philanthropy and build stronger nonprofit leaders serving our region.

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About the Center

Since 1991, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership has been the point of convergence serving donors and nonprofit organizations in Ventura County.

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Joining the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Cal Lutheran was one of the best decisions our board of directors has made as kidSTREAM actively grows from an idea into a full-fledged, destination-worthy Children’s Museum.

- Kristie Akl, President & Founder, KidSTREAM