Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 85
July 28, 2014
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Succession Planning Workshop .... Please Note Date Change Below!!



Please join us for or next Workshop: (Please note date change from August 7th to August 15th)


Topic:   Succession Planning

When:   Friday, August 15, 2014

Where:  Philanthropy Center (US Bank Bldg. 425 Cedar Street,                     Waterloo - 3rd floor)

Time:     8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Steve Sesterhenn, V.P. of Human Resources at Allen Hospital, will provide participants with a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key leadership positions within your organization. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume important roles as they become available. Join us to see how an organized process can help you in this effort.  


Hope to see all of you there. Please click here  to register.  Free to CVNA members, $25 for non-members.  Deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 13th. 

It's Volunteer Fair time!



It's Volunteer Fair time! The VCCV is busy preparing details for the annual Volunteer Fairs at the University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College. 


This year UNI's event will be held on Wednesday, September 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the outdoor courtyard space of Maucker Union.


This year Hawkeye Community College's event will be held on Wednesday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Brock Student Center.  


The Volunteer Fair is a wonderful opportunity for your organization to connect with students, matching your specific volunteer needs to students' skills and personal interests. Agencies may recruit students for one-time or semester-long volunteer opportunities, internships or employment. This is a great chance for you to take advantage of valuable one-on-one contact with students, faculty and staff.


Please call (319)272-2087 or email anne_nass@vccv.org for information on how to register.  The deadline is August 27, 2014.
Ladies Night Out....



You're invited to Junior Achievement's Ladies Night Out!


When:  Thursday, August 7, 2014

Where: Five Sullivan's Brothers Convention Center  
Time:   5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost:   $10.00
Hors d'ouevres, shopping, cocktails, live music, pampering and more!

Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives!  Sp come out and support local entrepreneurs and get the night out you deserve!
Tickets are available at www.JAEasternIowa.org or at any Cedar Valley Hy-Vee Customer Service.  
Train the Trainer Workshop....

Presented By:  Hawkeye Chapter of the American Society for
Training and Development


What:    Train the Trainer Workshop

When:   August 13, 2014

Where:  Mount Mercy Graduate Center, 1599 Wenig Rd, Cedar Rapids

Cost:     Members - $50, non-members - $100, Students - $25                          (Registration Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch,                          afternoon snack and materials).

Time:    Check-in 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. & Workshop 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The morning component of this full-day workshop will give you the basic tools to design a training session that is participant-centered and fills the performance gap. 


Once you have designed the training, you need to deliver it. The afternoon component will provide tools and tips to deliver an impactful session that will allow participants to put the information to use upon returning to their jobs, and address the business outcomes. 


Facilitators:  Marcie Van Note and Melanie Hoffner


NOTE: This session is designed for the new trainer, a subject matter expert who is tasked with training, or as a refresher for those that want it. 


Click here (and follow link that says events) for more information and registration instructions.
Come Support Our Local Food Bank...



What:   10th Annual Hearth Fest
When:  Sunday, August 17, 2014
Where: Gateway Park - Cedar Falls, Iowa  
Time:   2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost:    Monetary and non-perishable food donations

Please join the Northeast Iowa Food Bank for their 10th Annual Hearth Fest.  This is a fun music and arts festival that benefits the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.   

There will be a silent auction, craft sale, acoustic music, poetry contests and kids activities, including a kid's poster art contests for prizes, "Karma Cafe", homemade pies and coffee and the Dean of Juggling will be making an appearance.

Please bring the entire family to enjoy and support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. 

Did you know for every dollar donated, you could help provide 4 meals to those in need?
Job Opportunities

Job Title:   Marketing & Development Associate
Job Description:  Applicants must possess strong organization and time management skills; Excellent oral and written communication; Ability to work on a team; Interest in non-profit development and
arts management; Experience in and passion for the arts and/or music.


Please click here for further job description and application process and deadline.


Job Title:    Office & Patron Services Associate

Job Description:  Applicants must possess strong organization and time management skills; Excellent oral communication; Ability to work on a team; Experience in and passion for the arts and/or music.


Pleaseclick here for further job description and application process and deadline.




- AND - 

Job Title:  Cedar Valley Area Development Coordinator
Job Description:  Acquires necessary financial and volunteer resources to support programs through direct marketing of programs and manages assigned special events for the Cedar Valley Area.  The position also implements public relations plan to develop broader market base and leads the Cedar Valley Area Board of Directors.

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.  Two years JA or related sales experience with strong sales expertise and performance, proven written/oral communication, and organizational/planning skills.
Please click here for more details and information on how to apply.

- AND - 

Job Title:   SNAP Outreach Worker

Job Description: varied responsibilities (see below for link)

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to employment@iowafba.org.  Applications will be accepted through August 11, 2014.

Please click here for full details of job and information on SNAP.


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)
  • 70 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 450 program registrations
  • 43 hours of programming
  • 85 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 64 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart 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
  • August 15th - Succession Planning
  • September 25th - Grant Gurus
  • 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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