Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 66
October 7, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

New Workshop Added - Affordable Care Act

CVNA will be hosting an additional workshop in regards to the Affordable Care Act.  
UnityPoint Health Care will have a trained team of experts there to educate you and to answer all of your questions. 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
Philanthropy Center (3rd Floor US Bank Building)

There is no fee for members to attend this additional workshop. To RSVP for this great educational workshop, please click here
Legislative Forum - - December 5, 2013
  Please mark your calendars to attend the 2nd Annual Legislative Forum 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Waterloo Center For the Arts
Sheila Baird with Cedar Valley United Way will be our moderator for this event again this year.  If you have specific questions you will want to be asked to our State Representatives, please email them to Sheila ahead of time at sheila.baird@cvuw.org.  Time permitting, additional questions will able to asked the day of the event.
There is no charge to members for this event.  Non-members will be charged $40.  Please click here to RSVP for this event
In Other News....
Office furniture available - first come first serve....

If you are interested in this desk and credenza, please contact Tara at (319)233-3400 or email her at zierket@stifel.com

In Theater News....
Waterloo Community Playhouse presents:
October 25, 27, 29, 31 and November 1 & 2 
Hope Martin Theatre, located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street in Waterloo.  
This play is full of tricks and treats, making it perfect for the Halloween season.  
In the style of the current hit movies and TV series, this show offers a mix of mystery, comedy, romance and Holmesian disguises. Expect both the familiar Sherlock Holmes characters, as well as historical figures from the Edwardian era.  Come be ENTERTAINED!!!
Tickets: 319.291.4494 | tickets@wcpbhct.org | www.wcpbhct.org
Sneak Peek -- Workshops for 2014
Here is a sneak Peek of the great workshops the CVNA will be putting together for 2014.
Technology Resources
Leader In Me 
Compliance Relations
Media Panel (to include Marketing & Social)
Legislative Forum
Once we have secured the official dates of these workshops, they will be posted on our web-site and in our newsletter.  There might also be additional workshops added so stay tuned.  We are very excited for what 2014 will bring for the CVNA and our members.
Don't Miss The November 2nd Deadline 


The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is announcing the application deadline for their Women's Fund grant cycle is November 2, 2013. Grants are awarded to support programs and projects benefiting women, girls and their families in Black Hawk County, specifically in the areas of education and literacy; poverty and homelessness; violence and safety; and health and healthcare.


Completed applications must be submitted online no later than November 2, 2013 to be considered for funding. The application form is a part of the Community Foundation's online grant system, and it may be found on the Community Foundation's website at  www.cfneia.org.


Grants are awarded during the Women in Philanthropy luncheon on December 10, 2013 at Sunnyside Country Club.


The Women's Fund, as advised by Women in Philanthropy members and the Community Foundation, awards grants to organizations that are able to make the best use of an impact grant. Priority will be given to opportunities that provide a response to critical and urgent needs, initiate bold new ventures, and foster new approaches to ongoing problems. Project requests of up to $10,000 will be accepted.


For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106. 

Job Openings
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa seeks an Executive Director to lead the agency's mission, strategy and goals. Position includes fiscal management, fund development, marketing, human resources and board relations. Candidates should have three years of related professional experience. Bachelor's degree required. For more detailed information click here or send your resume and cover letter to BBBSneiaEDsearch@gmail.com  



Waterloo Schools Foundation Board seeks a self-motivated professional to inspire and engage volunteers and the educational community to achieve even greater visibility, recognition, and impact. 
Responsibilities include fundraising, organizational leadership & development, operations management, community impact, and personnel relations. 
Go to www.wcsfoundation.org/careers for complete job description.
To apply please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Jack Locke at jack@lockefuneralhome.com 
Position:  Wellness Director


The Black Hawk County YMCA is looking for a dynamic new leader to oversee health and wellness programs and services offered to the community. 


The ideal candidate has a proven record of delivering innovative and successful health and wellness programming, experience hiring, leading, and evaluating multiple staff, building and managing a budget, special event management experience and a passion for deepening relationships, and strengthening communities. 


For more information and to apply for this great position, please click here

Don't Miss Out -- Register Today!!!!!

Coming This Spring - Explor-A-Ganza

Please note that we will not be hosting the Nonprofit Explor-A-Ganza this Fall. however, Amy Davison can facilitate your access to students needing a Spring internship.   


The Nonprofit Explor-A-Ganza will be held annually in the Spring.    


For more information or to contact Amy, please email her at amy.davison@uni.edu  

AFP'S Nat'l Philanthropy Day Luncheon!!
Get your tickets today!
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 on both events, please click here


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 coordinator@cedarvalleynonprofitassociation.com.
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:

  • December 5, 2013 -  Legislative Forum
  • 2014 programs will be on web-site soon - stay tuned...

More information about times and location will follow.


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