Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 106
May 18, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

"It's All About Relationships..."

The CVNA presents a workshop on "It's All About Relationships - The Relationship Era, driven by technology and our need to 'belong.' This new era is one of rapid change and an intense scrutiny on stakeholder relations and customer service initiatives.  This program will be presented by Dr. Bill Withers 

When:  Thursday, June 18, 2015

 Time:   8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

 Where: Philanthropy Center (US Bank Building, Waterloo, 3rd Floor)

 Cost:    Free to CVNA members; $25 non-members


Bill is a leadership fellow and full professor at Wartburg College where 

he also serves as the assistant director of The Institute for Leadership
Education.  He has served many governing boards over the years and currently sits on the board of directors for Iowa Public Television (IPTV).

With over two decades of management and leadership experience in both
business and education, his research has been presented multiple times at the International Conference on Business in Honolulu.

He has both studied and served organizations such as Proctor & Gamble, Ritz-Carlton, Disney, Four Seasons, and Starbucks.

Closer to home, Dr. Withers has won both teacher and advisor of
the year awards, and he continues to specialize in the areas of public relations, quality customer service, organizational change, and leadership.


Please click here to RSVP for this great workshop.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

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. 
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: Part Time Administrative Associate

This person will be responsible for the administration of internal office functions and operations.  Duties will include preparation and posting of donor data, input of accounting related data as needed.


This person will also assist with special events and internal reception as needed. This position will be 15 hours weekly


Please send your resume to Sheila Baird.  



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. 

Thank you to all our members who have renewed their memberships with the CVNA.  We look forward to another great year of programming, networking and building relations.  


We would also like to welcome our newest member, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa, Inc.  

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
  • 106 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 88 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. 

To submit an item for the next newsletter, click on the
submit news page.  Please note that only member organizations who have submitted membership applications may post items.  The newsletter is published every two weeks.




CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2015
  • June 18th - It's All About Relationships
  • June 25th - Grant Gurus
  • 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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