Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 104
April 20, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Grant Gurus 4/23/2015 Sign-up Today!

   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.
United Way's Giving Event This Weekend...


Bring the kids in your life to learn about giving. Join United Way Emerging Leaders and UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance for fun activities focused on giving to others.


Registration includes activities and a sack lunch. Adults are asked to learn and participate with the kids. Recommended for preschool through 4th grade. An optional swim is available at UNI's Wellness & Recreation Center for $3 following the event.  Space is limited! Reserve your seat today!


When:  Saturday, April 25, 2015

Where: UNI Wellness & Recreation Center

           2301 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls

Cost:    Free for adults, Children $5.00 


Register online at CedarValleyUnitedWay.org

Nonprofit Summit ...


The Planning Team for the Iowa Nonprofit Summit is pleased to issue a Call for Session Presenters.  We are seeking presenters/trainers that can offer interesting and relevant trainings to our audience.  This biennial conference offers essential learning opportunities for Iowa nonprofit and volunteer management professionals.  Convening partners include: Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa), Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, United Ways of Iowa, Volunteer Centers of Iowa, Iowa Council of Foundations, Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Iowa RSVP and FGP/SC associations, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Main Street Iowa program.

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, we invite you to submit a workshop proposal:
  • Can you provide high-quality training that would be appropriate for Volunteer Management and/or Nonprofit professionals?

  • Are you looking for a unique way to answer "What's Your 50?" (Governor Branstad's challenge to all Iowans to spend 50 hours per year volunteering) 

  • Would you like to attend this conference at no cost or a 50% discount?  (workshop presenters are eligible for free one-day and reduced two-day registration)

For complete details and instructions on how to submit a proposal, download the workshop Call for Session Presenters HERE (proposals must be submitted ONLINE by noon on July 10, 2015).

Please feel free to pass this message along to anyone you know that could provide training at this conference.  Basic conference information is available at www.regonline.com/npsummit 2015.
Congratulations In Order ...


The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards luncheon was held on April 14, 2015. They would like to thank everyone who attended to honor the following award winning recipients:

Business Partner of the Year: ACES

Robert Koob Award for Collaboration: Church Row Histoeic Neighborhood Association

Nonprofit Board Member of the Year: Jo Ruth Capoccioni

Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership: Sarah Nylin

New Nonprofit Employee of the Year: Nicole Lund

Legacy Award: Howard Hughes

Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year:  Jessica Gulick

Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year: Cedar Valley Friends of the Family




Congratulations to All!!!

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

Keeping You In The Know...

A webinar put on through Council on Foundations provided us with great information on data mapping.  Please click here to see this great information.    

State Representatives 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

Please click here for the most updated information from Bill Dix


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
  • 104 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
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: 2015
  • 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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