Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 105
May 4, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Don't Miss Out On This Fun Luncheon...

Grant Applications Being Accepted Now...

The Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF), with support from its Board of Directors and supporters, is accepting applications for its 2016 grants. In 2015, IWF awarded more than $60,000, the largest amount in their history and will award even more in 2016.  IWF awards grants to fund Iowa non-profit programs that focus on making lasting improvements to the lives of women and girls.  In order to be considered for a grant, non profit organizations must complete an application. Eligibility requirements and the application are available at www.iawf.orgAll applications are due by 5:00 p.m. May 29, 2015.


IWF brings together and invests in organizations across Iowa that make women and girls more successful.  IWF is the only state-wide organization working to enhance and improve women's economic self-sufficiency. 
Empty Bowl Fundraiser...

Empty Bowls 2015
Benefiting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Special Guest: Soup Nazi from Seinfeld

When:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time:    5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Where:  Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, Waterloo
Cost:     Tickets: $25

Thank you for supporting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and we hope to see you on May 14th!

For details and printable flier, please 
click here.
Theater News...


North Star Community Services presents:  

What:   "The Jungle Book"
When:  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 
Time:    7:00 p.m.
Where:  Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls 
Cost:     free and open everyone!


What:   Alan Ayckborn's Tons of Money
When:  May 15-22, 2015
Time:    Call Box Office at  (319) 235-0367
Where: Waterloo Community Playhouse
Cost:     $22 for Adults and $11 for students

This production is about a delightful British farce about an inventor who decides to reinvent himself.

For more information or to buy your tickets, please click here
Current Job Opportunities ...


Job Title:  President


Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area seeks candidates for the position of President. A 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliated with the National Park Service, SSNHA preserves and shares America's agricultural story in a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. This exciting position will lead the Heritage Area and develop a strategic plan for the long-term sustainability of the organization. 


Candidates must have executive level experience within a nonprofit managing budgets, staff and program administration. Key responsibilities include building governmental relationships and private fund development. Find a detailed job description and how to apply, please click here.  






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:  Accountant


Responsibilities include the interim Financial Statement review and preparation, annual financial audit, general ledger maintenance, and statistical reporting.  Manage the preparation of the audit work papers, tax returns, and the budgeting process throughout the year.  Also assists in general financial analysis through gathering data and reporting results.  Works directly with the Administrator to monitor the department budgets and identifies variances from plan.  The candidate must have a high degree of knowledge and understanding of financial software and Excel with exceptional math, language and reasoning ability.  Qualification for this position include Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or related field.  A minimum of 3 years experience in bookkeeping, public accounting or health care accounting is preferred.

Please send your resume to: [email protected] by May 20.  For more details on this position, please click here




Job Title:  Residential Manager at the Bremwood Residential Campus in Waverly - LSI is offering up to $5,000 signing bonus for this position.


This position is responsible for providing support to the Director of Residential Services in managing the day to day activities of the residential campus. The Residential Manager will provide coordination and oversight of administrative and clinical duties and serves as second in command in the Director's absence. Additionally, this position will coordinate and supervise residential leadership staff and be responsible for budget oversight and program compliance. Participates in the administration on-call rotation.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in social work or a related human service field plus a minimum of seven years of experience in child mental health; four years supervisory experience.


To read more about this great job opportunity and information on how to apply, please click here.

Keeping You In The Know...


UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance creates PR materials such as brochures, flyers, business cards and campaigns as well as create websites for area businesses and organizations. All work is done for free, but we do suggest giving a donation. We are looking for clients to work with during the upcoming school year. If you would like more information of how we can help you, contact us at [email protected]




Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending the Leadercast Cedar Valley® simulcast.


Where:  Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls 

When:   May 8, 2015 

Time:     8:00 a.m, -3:30 p.m. 


This year's speaker lineup includes: Seth Godin, Ed Catmull, Rudy Giulianai, and many more! Attendance qualifies for general CEU's, as well as HR and Nursing credits. 


For ticketing information, call (319) 232-1156 or visit www.cedarvalleyalliance.com

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)
  • 68 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 2 corporate sponsor
  • 575 program registrations
  • 55 hours of programming
  • 105 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 87 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
  • June 4th - TBA
  • 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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