Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 70
December 2, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

This Thursday -- Legislative Forum - - December 5, 2013  -- Sign Up TODAY!!!

Please sign-up today to attend the 2nd Annual Legislative Forum
Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Waterloo Center For the Arts
Representative Sandy Salmon, Representative Bob Kressig, Representative Deborah Barry & Representative Steve Sodders will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.
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 for members to attend this event.  Non-members will be charged $40.  Please click here to RSVP for this event.
"Give Back" Tuesday -- December 3rd
 #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa will again participate in the second annual #GivingTuesday campaign, a day set aside to focus on giving back to those in need.  
The Community Foundation is hosting a photo/video submission contest on its Facebook page. Three winners will be selected to award a $500 grant to the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of their choice in the Community Foundation's 24 county and community service area. Participants must take a photo or short video of their giving in some form and post their submission to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CFNEIA between 12:00am and 11:59pm (CST) on Tuesday, December 3. Community Foundation staff will select winners who will be notified on December 4. 

"We want to multiply the joy of giving by offering the $500 incentive that will be given to their favorite nonprofit," said Kaye M. Englin, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. "The Community Foundation wants to uplift this movement and make people aware of the importance of giving back, whether that means they make a financial contribution to a charity, volunteer their time, or just do a good deed."
7 Habits Cedar Valley- Jan.23 & 24, 2014
The CVNA and CUNA Mutual are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of the 7 Habits Cedar Valley (Covey).  The two-day session for nonprofits will be held on:
       January 23rd & 24th, 2014
         8:00 am - 4:00 p.m. (both days)
        Allen College, Waterloo
Deadline to register:  January 10, 2014
Cost for GCVAC or CVNA investors/members is $225 & $300 for non-investors or members.  Please call (319)232-1156 or go to cedarvalleyalliance.com/7habitscedarvalley
to register.
Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Director of Development


The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa seeks a dynamic Director of Development to join the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa team. This candidate must possess a passion to help donors and fund holders meet their philanthropic goals through gift planning and endowment building options. 


The Director of Development will seek support by fostering existing donor relationships and soliciting new contributions through donor cultivation. The candidate will primarily serve Black Hawk County, and must have the ability to collaborate with individuals, businesses and other stakeholders in order to move the CFNEIA mission forward. 


Please click here to submit your resume and to see full details of position.


 - AND -
Job Title:  Chief Financial Officer
The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber has an opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer to oversee the accounting and finance operations of the Alliance & Chamber and associated entities. 
Primary duties include preparation of monthly financial reports; developing and monitoring budgets and internal control policies and procedures. Bachelor's degree in accounting with a CPA or CMA designation preferred. 
At least 5 years experience as a Controller, CFO or other supervisory accounting role. Proficiency in the utilization of a variety of software applications, with Dynamics Great Plains experience preferred. Must demonstrate use of mature judgment and excellent problem solving skills and analytical ability. 
Please send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected]. Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, 10 West Fourth Street, Suite 310, Waterloo, IA 50701. EOE 


 - AND - 
Job Title:  Kids Cafe Cook
The Food Bank of Northeast Iowa is seeking a cook to prepare meals for the Kids Cafe program.  This person must be able to prepare large volumes of food in accordance with the specific CACFP regulations. Cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen area required.   
For full details of this position, please click here
Applicants interested in this position are invited to fill out an application at our office  1605 Lafayette Street, Waterloo or to email a resume to Kendra Thatcher [email protected]   
In Theater News....
Waterloo Community Playhouse presents: A Christmas Carol 
December 13-21, 2013 
Hope Martin Theatre, located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street in Waterloo.   
Attend Opening Night Delights after the Friday, December 13th show. Enjoy light refreshments and visit with the cast and crew in the lobby after the show.  Dinnertainment package on Friday, December 20th! Enjoy a pre-show dinner inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts catered by the RiverLoop Public Market Co-Op at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 20.  You won't want to miss out on the Christmas Classic!   


Tickets: 319.291.4494 | [email protected] | www.wcpbhct.org
CVNA - - Keeping Our Members Informed!
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CVNA Workshop's for 2014
  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.

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 are now posted on our web-site

More information about times and location will follow.


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