Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 72
January 6, 2014
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 --Don't Delay, Register Today!!  
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.
Operation: Make a Difference by Far Reach
 Far Reach is a growing group of talented people passionate about helping you reach farther and accomplish more with technology.
Far Reach, Inc. is doing a thing they're calling "Operation: Make a Difference" where they're going to do one tech project (website, software, app) for a nonprofit in Iowa for free. 
Please go to http://a.pgtb.me/65Z6Qb 
 for exact details.
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.




 - AND -
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: Black Comedy 
January 31 - February 8, 2014 
Comedy with a real twist ... the audience can see the actors, but they can't see each other. When the lights go on for the audience, the actors must pretend they are in a "black out." The action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancée's pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored. 
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
CVNA -- 2014 Incentive to our Members
The Cedar Valley NonProfit Association is proud to announce that we will be offering two mini grants to our membership this year.  These mini grants are made possible as a result of us winning the Gift of the Heart: Innovation award at the National Philanthropy Day's annual luncheon.
Please stay tuned for information on how you will be eligible to possibly win one of these grants.

Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first two years we have:
  • 58 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 310 program registrations
  • 35 hours of programming
  • 72 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 40 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heat: Innovation award in 2013

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 
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: 2014
  • February 6th - Technology Resources
  • April 3rd - Human Resources
  • June 5th - Compliance Relations
  • August 7th - Media Panel (Marketing & Social)
  • October 2nd - Advocacy
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

More information about times and location will follow.  Please check our web-site for additional information.

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