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 Webinar Materials

COVID-19 & Nonprofit Employers:  What You Need to Know (3/19)

Webinar Recording - COVID-19 What Employers Need to Know

Coronavirus Webinar Supporting Handout 

Analysis:  COVID-19 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (3/18/20)

Analysis:  FAQs on Families First Coronavirus Reponse Act (3/19/20)

COVID-19 Newly Updated DOL Guidance on the FFCRA is a Game Changer (3/27/20)

Visionality Toolkit for Nonprofits

Designing Remote Workplaces (3/19)

Webinar Recording, Slide Deck & Handout


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 through mid-April. While our campuses and centers are not in areas that have had community transmission of the virus, this will help us reduce the chances of it occurring.

If you are registered to attend an upcoming workshop, you will receive notification in the event a session has been postponed or modified.  You are also welcome to visit our website for updates.  Credits and refunds will be available, upon request.​   

In the days and weeks 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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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