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

In Partnership…

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is all about maximizing resources to benefit the nonprofit community.  One way we accomplish this goal is by collaborating with allies to deliver quality professional & leadership development opportunities to the region.  Check out these exciting co-convened programs in 2018!

Nonprofit Leadership Institute | Friday, March 9, Pepperdine University, Graziado Conference Center
  • Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Nonprofit Leadership Institute will be co-convened by Pepperdine University and the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University.  This intergenerational learning opportunity will be an event you won’t want to miss!  This year’s keynote speaker will be Kim Klein. Registration is available through the event webpage.
Communicate Your Cause | Wednesday, April 25, Cal Lutheran Oxnard Center
  • We are pleased to once again partner with the Public Relations Society of America, Gold Coast Chapter for the annual "Communicate Your Cause" workshop.  This half-day event is designed and delivered by public relations experts skilled in the areas of crisis communications, storytelling, social media, media relations, to name just a few. Registration will be available through the PRSA Chapter website.

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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