Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 68
November 4, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Don't Miss Out -- RSVP By 11/7/2013 
            National Philanthropy Day 2013

            November 14, 2013

Park Place Event Centre, Cedar Falls

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


 Reservation deadline is November 7th.  Get your tickets today!

Hot off the Press - 2014 CVNA Workshop's
  Please mark your calendars for our 2014 Workshop dates:
Febraury 6th - Technology Resources
April 3rd - TBA
June 5th - Compliance Relations
August 7th - Media Panel (Marketing & Social)
October 2nd - Advocacy
December 4th - Legislative Forum
All workshops will be from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
All workshops can be found on our web-site under the "Events" icon.
Keeping You Informed....

A new approach that will be taken by Charity navigator in 2016

Please click the link below and there will be a 13 second advertisement prior to this link appearing - enjoy!



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 [email protected].  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 Theater News....
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! by Black Hawk Children's Theatre
  November 20-24, 2013 
(see breakdown of times below)
Everyone's favorite rambunctious Junie B. is back just in time for the holidays. Christmas is well until she selects her arch-nemesis, May, for her Secret Santa. Horrors! Junie B. hatches a plan to give May exactly what she deserves. Will Junie B. follow through on her idea or choose to do the right thing? Based on the best-selling Junie B. Jones series, this family-friendly holiday warm-up shares an important lesson about the goodness of giving and forgiving. BHCT will offer school performances for just $1 per seat November 20-22 and public performances for $10 on November 22-24, 2013. Join us for this insightful play about tolerance and personal responsibility! Before the show, attend Dinnertainment, a family friendly dinner at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 22 catered by the RiverLoop Co-op.  
Hope Martin Theatre, located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street in Waterloo.  


Tickets: 319.291.4494 | [email protected] | www.wcpbhct.org
Affordable Care Act -- Questions
The new Affordable Care Act provides insurance benefits and healthcare services to people who don't have them now.  Please view a list of phones numbers and/or email addresses to answer any questions you may have.
UnityPoint Health (319) 235-3737 or (319) 235-5099 or www.Unitypoint.org
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - (319) 272-7298 or 
People's Clinic - (319) 272-4350
You can also go to www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596

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 
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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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