Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 71
December 16, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

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.  You will be invoiced.  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. 


Job Title:  Donor Relations Assistant

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa seeks an energetic Donor Relations Assistant to join the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa team. The person in this position will be the first face and voice of the Foundation that many donors and prospective donors will encounter.This role is also an important support resource for the Foundation team and therefore, the lifeblood for the Foundation.  This position deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.  


Please click here to submit your resume and to see full details on both positions.




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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 


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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.   
Job Title:  Director of Operations
For full details on both positions, 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
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CVNA Workshop's for 2014
  Please mark your calendars for our 2014 Workshop dates:
Febraury 6th - Technology Resources
April 3rd - Human Resources
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.
Happy Holiday's & A Prosperous New Year
The CVNA would like to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season. 
This will serve as the last newsletter for 2013.  Thank you for all you do!


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:

  • 2014 programs are now posted on our web-site

More information about times and location will follow.


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