Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 103
April 6, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Awards Luncheon & Town Hall Meeting ...

Nominate someone you know in the Cedar Valley for their leadership in the nonprofit sector. Nominations are due March 20th! 
Please join the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association recognize individuals and organizations in 8 categories at the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon.

When:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:   12:00 pm
Where: UNI Commons Ballroom 

Please click here for more information on nominating someone and to purchase tickets for the awards luncheon.

Also, the University of Northern Iowa invites you to join them at their Inaugural Town Hall Meeting on Community Engagement.
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:   9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join faculty, staff and students to discuss how you can partner with them to solve community challenges, find volunteers, create service-learning opportunities, and seek their expertise on various topics. RSVP to Julianne Gassman at [email protected].


Upcoming Luncheons...


The public is invited to attend the ninth-annual Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon luncheon.


When:  Thursday, April 16

Time:   11:30 am

Where: Hilton Garden Inn in the Cedar Falls Industrial Park. 

Cost:    Tickets are $35 per person or you can purchase a table of eight                for only $250; business sponsorship's are still available.


For more information on registration, please call Kelly at 319-234-7589 and join us as we honor and recognize extraordinary women, businesses and organizations in the Cedar Valley! Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Grant Gurus...

   Grant Gurus   

Please join us at this month's Grant Guru's to learn more about Veridian Credit Union's grant program and Metro Funders.  Veridian's grant program focuses on Financial Literacy and Inclusive Community. In addition, Veridian sponsors Rapid Response grants.  Tom Wickersham will provide information on Metro Funders vision and purpose in the community.  This voluntary alliance of Black Hawk County public and private grant-makers has served the Cedar Valley since 1989. 


When:  April 23, 2015
Time:   11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Philanthropy Center (US Bank Building 3rd floor - Waterloo)

Please click here to RSVP.  Registration deadline is April 21, 2015.  This event is free to CVNA members.
Current Job Opportunities ...


Job Title:  Field Specialist - 4-H Youth Development - Black Hawk County

The 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist will provide 
leadership and develop the capacity of youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a series of progressive educational programs and learning experiences that work toward achieving the outcomes of effective leadership, productive citizenship, outstanding communication, and 

successful learning.


Please click here for full details of this position and information on how to apply.



Job Title:   Social Services Director of Black Hawk County

This position is responsible for the coordination of all Government and local contracts for all social services programs and institutions.  M
ust have the ability to develop a thorough understanding of community needs as well as the initiative and innovation necessary to address those needs in conceit with The Salvation Army's mission.  Assist the Social Services Case Manager with the administration of all Social Service Programs which include disaster services, program design and evaluation for unmet needs, policies and procedures, daily operations, and review and adhere to The Salvation Army and other regulatory standards.  Responsible for administration and continuing development of the social service programs, and their components, within Black Hawk County.


Please click here for full details on this position and information on how to apply. 



Job Title:  Scheduling/Staff Coordinator


NewAldaya Lifescapes is seeking a full-time scheduling/staff coordinator. Must have health care/long term care experience in staffing, scheduling, or Human Resources (preferred). 


Candidate will work closely with Human Resources, nursing and all other departments in daily scheduling of all employees.


Please click here for more information on how to apply.  Applications received by March 24 will be given first consideration.



Job Title:  Executive Director


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa seeks an Executive Director to lead the agency's mission, strategy and goals. Position includes fiscal management, fund development, marketing, human resources and board relations. 


Candidates should have three years of related professional experience. Bachelor's degree required. To apply, email cover letter and resume in PDF format to [email protected].



Job Title:  Child Care Director 


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Child Care Director is responsible for the development and implementation of all child care programs including the Child Development Center, 8 School Age Child Care sites, Schools out Fun Days, Day Camps (Winter Break, Spring Break & Summer) and onsite child watch. The Director oversees the management of programs, including Child and Adult Care Food Program, facilities used, staff and volunteer development, and collaborations with community agencies in meeting the needs of YMCA members and program participants. 

The candidate must possess the experience and educational background suitable for the position. The position requires a BA/BS Degree or equivalent in work experience; a minimum of four years experience
in licensed childcare administration is preferred.


For more information about this position and how to apply, please

You Won't To Miss These Great Lectures...


The Master of Social Work Student Association and other departments at the University of Northern Iowa will be hosting a training on

 "Advice from Child Molesters" 


When:  April 13, 2015

Where:  Sabin Hall 

Time:    3:15 to 5:15 p.m. 

Cost:     Free


A woman who runs a child molesters treatment group was told by her child-molesting clients that what we teach kids doesn't really work (the no-go tell policy, good touch/bad touch, stranger danger, etc) because child molesters know how to get kids in different ways. This training shows videos of actual cases and stories and is a great resource for anyone who works with kids or is in law enforcement.  


For more information, please email Megan Vogt at [email protected]

Inquiring Minds...


The Rotary Club needs your assistance please.  We are somewhat new and do not have well established by-laws.  In the short term, we are needing to establish a policy for reimbursements for volunteers who buy supplies for events and service projects.  These are the issues we are considering:

  • Who should be authorized to make purchases?
  • Should a dollar amount/limit be set for volunteer discretionary spending?  At what amount must it be approved?
  • Time limits on reimbursements.
  • Receipt/proof for reimbursements.

I am not expecting you to answer these for us, rather provide examples from other organizations.  If you have access to examples or can direct me to someone or place where we might find examples, it would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you so much for your assistance.  If you have information to share, please contact Wendy Knapp-Bowen at [email protected]

Repressentatives News Updates...

Please click here for the most updated information from Bob Kressig


Please click here for the most updated information from Sandy Salmon


Please click here for the most updated information from Walt Rogers


Please click here for most updated information from Jeff Danielson


Please click here for the most updated information from William Dotzler


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)
  • 65 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 575 program registrations
  • 55 hours of programming
  • 103 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 81 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
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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2015
  • April 14th - 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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