Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 78
April 21, 2014
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Grant Guru -- TOMORROW, April 22nd
Grant Gurus
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When:   Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Where:  Philanthropy Center (425 Cedar Street, Waterloo)

      (3rd Floor of US Bank Building)

Time:    11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Please join us for the next Grant Guru on where we will have a round table discussion regarding the UNI grant workshop in which many members attended the first week of March.  There will be some discussion on the do's and don'ts of grant writing along with MANY great resources to share.  Some of these resources include but are not limited to, grant writing websites, foundation websites and additional funding websites.


Please click here to RSVP.  Deadline to register is Monday, April 21st. Free to CVNA members.
We look forward to seeing you!
Academic Excellence Breakfast....

Date:    Thursday, April 24th
Time:    7:00 AM-8:30 AM
Where  Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
More:    Featuring a keynote by West High'94 Alumnus-Ben Bamsey
Cost:     $25/each or $250-Corporate Table (With Signage/Logos)

Order Tickets: [email protected] or call-319-939-9550
Job Opportunities

Job Title: Development & Community Relations Coordinator

Job Description: The Larrabee Center, Inc. is seeking a highly organized self-starter to implement and coordinate the execution of the agency's annual fundraising plan.

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year of experience in Development/Fundraising is required.  (Educational Experience may be considered.)

Interested applicants, please submit resume to Clark Wilharm, Executive Director, by noon on May 22, 2014 at 117 11th St NW, Waverly, IA 50677
- AND - 
Job Title:  Agency Shopping Coordinator
Job Description:  This position is responsible for the operations and supervision of the Agency Shopping
A high school diploma or equivalent required.  Knowledge of Food Safety and Handling preferred.  Computer experience preferred nut not required.
For more information on this position, along with where to send resume, please click here
Grant Funding Requests

The next deadline to submit funding requests to McElroy Trust is June 2, 2014.  

For more information on how to submit requests, please
Healthy Kids Day

When:   Saturday, April 22, 2014
Time:    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where:  YMCA 669 South Hackett Road (Waterloo)
Cost:      Free
Details:  Help us celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the Y! The main purpose of Healthy Kids Day is to promote physical activity and good overall health among children and families. There will be lots of games, activities and prizes for everyone! This event is free and open to the community.
Contact: Malinda Gudgeon @ (319)233-3531 with any questions


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


 In our first two years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 63 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 420 program registrations
  • 40 hours of programming
  • 78 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 50 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

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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2014
  • April 22nd -Grant Guru
  • June 5th - Media Panel (Working with the Media)
  • June 26th - Grant Guru's
  • August 7th - Succession Planning
  • October 2nd - Advocacy
  • September 25th - Grant Guru's
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

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

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