Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

April 16, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 


In the wake of the tragedy of the Boston Marathon explosions, there is no doubt that people will rise up and do good things.  The nonprofit sector is no exception.  You can learn more ways to help with the relief in
this article from the Huffington Post.


Happy 1st Birthday, CVNA!



We are delighted that over 75 people attended the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association 1 year reception on Friday, April 12th at UNI to celebrate our first year as an association.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this initiative and helped the CVNA grow. 

A special thanks goes out to planning member, Stacy Van Gorp of McElroy Trust, for putting together a video showcasing the accomplishments of the CVNA over the last year.

Together, as a collective voice,  we are
moving good forward!





Don't Miss Out!

Membership Renewal Time!

Memberships for 2013-2014 begin April 1, 2013 and go through March 31, 2014.  Current members should have received an invoice via email.

Not yet a member?   Here's why we think you should join.  In one year we have:
  • 63 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 185 program registrations
  • 17.5 hours of programming
  • 26 e-newsletters
  • 20 Grant Gurus
  • 25 jobs advertised
  • 20 organizations connected with 50 UNI students 

Check out the other benefits of membership HERE.  If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE.

If you have any questions, please email CVNA Coordinator, Tiffany Seoldo at coordinator@cedarvalleynonprofitassociation.com.





House of Hope

Case Manager

Case Manager will provide direct services to the residents of the House of Hope, and to those in aftercare. This full time position will work day time hours, Monday through Friday, with some occasional evenings and weekends. BA in a behavioral science field required; BA in social work preferred. Applicants must also have the equivalent of one year full time experience in a social service agency, a working knowledge of community resources, valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and familiarity with Windows, Microsoft and Outlook. Apply in person at House of Hope, 306 Walnut Street Waterloo, Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday April 24.



Kick the Can 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 27, 2013
9am  Exchange Park, Waterloo, IA

This run will be the first of its kind with the entire race running along the beautiful Cedar River. The race will start at Exchange Park and finish at the River Amphitheatre. Since this is a point to point race, there will be bus service available back to the parking lot after the race. Bring the entire family for a fun day of running, great food, music and the chance to support a great cause in your community! To Register: Visit www.trekmanracing.com to register online or print a paper copy. You may also contact Sunni Kegebein at skegebein@feedingamerica.org or call 319-235-0507
Please take a moment and check the address you are using for the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  They are no longer using a PO Box.  All mail should be sent to the following address instead:

425 Cedar Street, Suite 310
Waterloo, Iowa 50701


Nomination Time:

Iowans show good character every day, and many times it goes unnoticed.  There are countless individuals and organizations whose exemplary character is a model for us all.

The Iowa Character Awards highlight the best among us - those who do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Their stories inspire us and provide a renewed sense of pride in our state.


Students, teachers, schools, organizations, sports teams can all be nominated, and we want to make sure we spread the word!

Click HERE to nominate someone.

All nominations must be received by May 14, 2013



Request for Proposals: Iowa Women's Foundation 2014 Grants

The Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF) is accepting grant proposals for its annual grant-giving cycle for projects that begin on January 1, 2014 or later. The Foundation is seeking applications for projects that advance economic security and/or promote leadership opportunities for Iowa women and girls.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 31, 2013 at
5 p.m.

All projects applying for funding from the IWF must be specifically for women and/or girls in Iowa. Informal groups of women and/or girls, grassroots organizations, and formal not-for-profit organizations may apply for funding. All proposed activities must be not-for-profit in nature. The IWF seeks to fund projects that go beyond the provision of direct services to create underlying social change. Together we can build a stronger statewide network of services for Iowa women and girls. Explore 
our new online searchable database and share your feedback.


RMHC-Eastern Iowa Grants to Help Local Children
Area non-profits can now apply for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa (RMHC of Eastern Iowa) grant. Looking to improve the health and well-being of children beyond the walls of the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City, RMHC of Eastern Iowa will award over $35,000 to local organizations dedicated to the same mission.


The RMHC of Eastern Iowa Grants Program aims to make an impact on children's lives by awarding grants to qualified non-profit organizations assisting thousands of children outside of the Ronald McDonald House. Over the course of its five year existence with RMHC of Eastern Iowa, this program has impacted over 17,000 children that never had the need to step inside the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.


Applications for the grants are due no later than September 3, 2013.


Information and applications for the RMHC of Eastern Iowa Grants Program can be found at www.rmhc-easterniowa.org.  For more information, please contact Beth Pfohl at (319) 356.8302 or pfohle@healthcare.uiowa.edu.


Share your good news with the CVNA and be featured in future e-newsletters.   Have you implemented an innovative idea?  Are you hiring?  Have you created or updated your website?  Are you hosting an event?   Let the CVNA spread the word. 

To submit an item for the next newsletter, click on the
submit news page.  Please note that only member organizations who have submitted membership applications may post items.  The newsletter is published every two weeks.






Tiffany Seoldo
Coordinator, Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
CVNA Meeting Dates

CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:

  • June 6, 2013 -  Financial/Business Planning
  • August 1, 2013 - Innovation
  • October 3, 2013 -  Board Development/Governance
  • December 5, 2013 -  Legislative Forum

More information about times and location will follow.


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