Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 95
December 15, 2014
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Human Resources Bootcamp...


Please join The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa as they host a Human Resources Bootcamp...

n:  Wednesday, January 21, 2014

 Where: Elk's Club, 407 E Park Ave, Waterloo, IA 

 Time:   9:30 am - 1:30 pm (lunch provided)

 Cost:    $25 for CVNA members, $50 non-members  


The Human Resources Boot Camp will ensure that key employees remain

current about company exposure in legal matters surrounding hiring, employee relations, performance management and employee engagement/retention best practices.  Please click here to read more information about this great workshop.


Reservations can be emailed to [email protected]

Pictures From Legislative Forum....

CVNA would like to thank everyone who attend our 3rd Annual Legislative Forum.  We had a great response from our members and our Representatives.  


Grant Money Available -- Apply Today...


 Presented by the Waterloo Community Playhouse

When:  December 12, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Where: Hope Martin Theater, Waterloo, IA

Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss. Follow the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Traveling everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McEligott's Pool, some of the characters fall in love, some have desperate adventures and some even save the world.

For varying times and ticket prices, please click here.
You Can Make A Difference......


Holiday Gift Wrap in December, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is offering a gift-wrapping service to shoppers of College Square Mall in Cedar Falls and Crossroads Mall in Waterloo. Please visit either location to have your holiday gifts wrapped for a free-will monetary donation to the Food Bank. You can also contact the Food Bank to donate gift wrap, boxes and other supplies needed for the annual Gift Wrap event, as we are responsible for providing all of the materials.  Please remember for every $1 donated, we can provide up to 4 meals.  Please keep this service in mind while you are out shopping this holiday season.  For other ways you can help your local Food Bank, please visit their web-site.

CVNA News...

Please help us in welcoming our newest member:  Northeast Iowa Medical education Foundation


Also, please mark your calendars for next year's CVNA events/workshops:


January 21st - HR Bootcamp

January 23rd - Grant Guru's

February 5th - Attracting Millennials: How to Recruit Interns, Volunteers and employees

March 2nd - Explor-A-Ganza

April 3rd - Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon

April 23rd - Grant Guru's

June 4th - Motivational Workshop (exact title to TBD)

August 6th - Data Base Management

September 24th - Grant Guru's 

October 1st - A Changing Cedar Valley:  Challenges and Opportunities for Nonprofit Organziations

December 4th - Legislative Forum


As always, you can go to our web-site for up-to-date information.


Most importantly, we want to thank you for your membership and services to our commnity.  From our family to yours, Happy Holiday's!!


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)
  • 69 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 545 program registrations
  • 53 hours of programming
  • 95 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 68 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

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. 

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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2015
  • January 21st - HR Bootcamp
  • January 22nd -   Grant Guru's
  • February 5th - Attracting Millennials
  • March 2nd - Explor-A-Ganza
  • April 3rd - Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon
  • April 23rd - Grant Guru's
  • June 4th - Motivational Workshop
  • August 6th - Data Base Management
  • September 24th - Grant Guru's
  • October 1st - A Changing Cedar Valley
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

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

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