Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 62
August 13, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

National Philanthropy Day - Nominations
Mark your calendar!  November 14, 2013 is National Philanthropy Day and the awards luncheon will be held at the Park Place Event Center in Cedar Falls.



This year the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa will be sponsoring special $250 prizes for the winners in each category to award to the nonprofit of their choosing.  


This is your opportunity to recognize a deserving individual, group, corporation, or foundation in these categories:


Gift of the Heart: Philanthropy 

Gift of the Heart: Legacy   

Gift of the Heart:  Youth 

Gift of the Heart: Governance 

Gift of the Heart: Innovation


Click to submit your online nomination or to submit a nomination by mail or email click here.


For more information click here!


Position Title: Divisional Development Director


Experience: College degree required, with advanced training or degree desired, and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in non-profit fundraising.

Education:  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, public relations or related field is required with  advanced training or degree desired.


Must be able to pass The Salvation Army's background checks, clerical screenings and meet the MVR drivers' qualification.  


For in-depth information on this position, please click here


Title of Position Available: Part-time Receptionist/General Office

Job Description: This position is approximately 10-16 hours per week and will include a variety of duties;  telephone and in-person contacts, selling memberships, answering questions about a variety of YWCA programs, record keeping, databases entry, balancing a cash drawer and other general office duties. 
 Must successfully pass criminal and DHS background checks.
Send a resume and a completed YWCA job application to the YWCA of Black Hawk County, 425 Lafayette St., Waterloo, IA 50703 by
 August 16, 2013.  Visit our Website for more information www.ywcabhc.org 
Come join us at the Arboretum for.....

An evening at the Arboretum! 
When: Saturday September 14th, 4:30-8:30
$30 per ticket
You can expect great food from Jim's "Smokin' the Wheels on the Grill" BBQ and Scratch, great music from the Wicked Anderson's, exciting live and silent auctions, and craft wines and beers! 



15th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

When: Sunday, September 15th, 11-4

Live entertainment, great food, wonderful arts and crafts vendors, classic car show, Scarecrow Contest, and kids' activities! 

$5 per carload


For more information on both events, click here 

United Way's 2013 Campaign Kick-Off

 Wednesday, August 28, 2013


11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center



Special Guest Judson Laipply, known for his Evolution of Dance, will help us get ready for the next 90 years.


RSVP by Thursday, August 22 online at www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org  or by calling 319-235-6211

MORE FUN EVENTS -Hearth Fest Art & Music Festival



YMCA of Black Hawk County Has Child Care Openings



The Black Hawk County YMCA

Child Development Center in partnership with the Waterloo Community Schools Voluntary Preschool Program, has openings available in their preschool classroom.


The preschool curriculum is part of the Y's full-day licensed childcare program for children 4 years of age. Center hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional benefits include weekly swim lessons, an indoor playground, and meals. The YMCA is a QRS level 2 facility.


"We know that choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions a parent can make", said Darlene Gebel, Childcare Director. "The Y provides a safe and educational environment for child to learn fundamental skills, develop healthy relationships, and build self-resilience". 

For more information contact the Y at 319-233-3531 or visit www.blackhawkymca.org 


School Back In Session This Week

School is back in session this week - please remember to take it slow and keep an eye out for our kids and school buses.  For more information on proper school bus safety, please click here

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].


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 at [email protected].
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.




CVNA Meeting Dates

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

  • October 3, 2013 -  Board Development/Governance
  • December 5, 2013 -  Legislative Forum

More information about times and location will follow.


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