MarinLink University

The fundamentals of nonprofit management for anyone who has ever thought of starting a nonprofit or charitable project


SAN RAFAEL, CA – MarinLink, the Marin County incubator and fiscal sponsor for start-up nonprofit projects, announces its next MarinLink University Course, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics. The first class will be held Wednesday, February 4th. Consecutive classes will be held at the Northgate Mall community meeting room every three weeks from 5–7:30 pm, a time convenient for working adults. The course includes a resource binder, contact list, and will culminate with a certificate of completion.

MarinLink University designed this program to provide nonprofit strategic skill sets based specifically on the needs of its over 100 fiscally sponsored projects. The modules include strategic leadership, financial and legal tools, marketing skills, and measurement tools to those new to the nonprofit sector or those looking to hone their expertise.

MarinLink acts as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to a wide array of groups and individuals. Community events such as Bioneers, businesses wishing to start a nonprofit foundation such as are examples of varied MarinLink projects which also include community gardens, education programs, art organizations, and many others.

“MarinLink is excited to offer this first foundational series of classes for 2016,” says Executive Director Mary O’Mara. “The consultants who helped us develop this program have invested hundreds of hands-on hours helping our projects achieve success.”

Presenters include community experts along with leadership expert Carl Welte. His book Making and Fulfilling your Dreams as a Leader will be included in the curriculum along with a resource binder and list of contacts.

About MarinLink. MarinLink identifies and fulfills unmet community needs, strengthening Marin communities through innovation and collaboration. Nimble and solution-based, MarinLink serves as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to individuals and groups whose inspirations for projects range from homeless services, community gardens, health and transportation initiatives, environmental education, veteran’s programs, arts organizations, and more.




WHAT: MarinLink University, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics for individuals starting new nonprofit projects and for those looking to hone their skills. 


WHEN: February 4th-June 3rd, ten Thursdays  5–7:30 pm 


WHERE: Northgate Mall Community Meeting Room, Northgate Mall, Suite 250, San Rafael 94903 


FEES: $295 for MarinLink projects | $395 for general public


INFO: MarinLink University Course on nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics  | 415-472-0211



Mary O’Mara

Executive Director


5800 Northgate Mall Ste 250

San Rafael, CA 94903

Office  415-472-0211

Cell       415-259-8334