Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 96
December 29, 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, in conjunction with the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association, 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]

Proposals Needed...


Cedar Valley United Way is accepting proposals to develop and implement an expanded major and planned giving donor program. 

This expansion will support the strategic plan directives including:

  • Growing resources to meet the needs of the community.
  • Targeting resources toward programs and initiatives that have the highest sustainable positive impact in the Cedar Valley.
This contract will:
  • Include developing a plan for expanded major and planned giving program
  • Include identifying prospects through market research
  • Have expectations of donor solicitations
  • Have expectations of achieving increased funds to annual fund
  • Have expectations of achieving an increase in closed planned gifts
All research will be property of Cedar Valley United Way.  The vendor chosen will have technical expertise in tax and legal aspects of 
charitable giving.  The contract term will be one year with the option to renew or terminate as needed.

Proposals including cost will be accepted through January 20, 2015. Submit via email to [email protected]
Current Job Opportunities ...



Job Title:  Marketing Associate

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is seeking a highly motivated individual for a new Marketing Associate position.   The Marketing Associate reports to and works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communication to strengthen and improve the quality of life in northeast Iowa through the effective implementation of marketing and communication plans and initiatives of the Community Foundation. The individual in this position is responsible for assisting with the development, scheduling and production of marketing and communication projects and materials, and helps ensure that messages are supportive of and consistent with the brand and overall Community Foundation strategies.  


For more information about this position and how to apply please go to www.cfneia.org/AboutUs/CareerOpportunities.



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Job Title:  Grant Writer


This individual will be involved in grants research, project planning and development activities for the college and its various departments. Assist with the research, pursuit, formulation, submission, receipt, and implementation of grants from the local, state, and national levels.


Please click here for full details and qualifications needed for this position.  

Happy New Year...

The CVNA would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Please take a moment to look at and mark your calendars with all the upcoming 2015 CVNA workshops. If you missed the dates and workshops, please visit our web-site.  We look forward to seeing you in 2015!


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
  • 96 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 70 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 
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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 Gurus
  • February 5th - Attracting Millennials
  • March 2nd - Explor-A-Ganza
  • April 3rd - Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon
  • April 23rd - Grant Gurus
  • June 4th - Motivational Workshop
  • August 6th - Data Base Management
  • September 24th - Grant Gurus
  • 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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