Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

June 11, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 


Strategic Financial Planning Session
Nonprofit Assistance Fund In Person Training

Monday, July 22, 2013   


Baskins Classroom, Winter Hall @ Allen College


An advanced workshop designed for nonprofit leaders who want to take their financial management skills to the next level.  At this workshop, you will learn about analytical tools to assist in understanding your organization's current financial position and current business model, different techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision-making, and factors to consider when scenario planning and multi-year budgeting.  


After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • ensure that key organization decision-makers have a shared understanding of the organization's financial health, business model, and financial risks
  • gain agreement on key organizational goals and priorities
  • determine what will be necessary to become a more financially dynamic and flexible organization
  • properly balance an emphasis on annual budgeting with scenario planning and multi-year financial forecasting 


Deadline for CVNA members to register is June 28, 2013  The price per person is $25.  Please click HERE to register.  Class size is limited so don't delay!  If space permits, non-members may begin registration on July 1st, 2013 and price per person is $65. 



Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first 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 [email protected]
Child Care Assistant Director

Full-time position providing supervision of multiple before and after school and full day summer child care programs.  BA Degree in
elementary education, recreation, education, early childhood or child development or a related field and two years experience in child care setting required.   Must be able to pass child care background checks.

Send resume by June 19 to Rachel Scott

YWCA, 425 Lafayette St., Waterloo, IA 50703.  EOE

Clients sought for UNI courses in workplace communication


UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are in need of individual and organizational clients who wish to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards.

Students in this class learn about the traits and skills typical of technical writing, such as defining a concept, describing a product/idea, instructing, and "translating" specialized information for the sake of non-specialized audiences. In that sense, the course is relevant to a wide variety of client document projects.

There are two time frames when teams of students will be working on their communication projects:

1) the first project begins mid-September and closes mid-October (or
approximately 30 hours of work total per student), and
2) the second project begins mid-October and closes mid-December (or
approximately 50 hours of work total per student).

Contact Adrienne Lamberti for more information.

EVENTS--Summer Program 

 The Arc of Cedar Valley is offering  


Music Therapy Summer Program


June 17, 2013-August 12, 2013


Check out their website HERE for more information or view the BROCHURE. 


EVENTS--Family Movie 
Designer Genes-Down Syndrome Group will host a family-friendly movie, Monsters University, at Marcus Theaters-Crossroads, Waterloo on
June 22 at 10:00 am.

Cost is $2.00 per person; those with Down syndrome enter free. Cash only.

Doors open 9:30-9:50 am. Snack bar available at regular prices.

RSVP preferred by June 19th at 319-404-0396 (text messages accepted) or [email protected] com.

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 [email protected].


Are you wondering whether or not a Facebook "like" will help your nonprofit grow?  A study done at Georgetown University in partnership with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide researched engagement in social media and the cycle of giving.   


Click HERE to review the June 11th article"Can a 'Like' Save a Life" from the Stanford Social Innovation Review and learn three important lessons for nonprofits when engaging their supporters online. 

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:

More information about times and location will follow.


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