Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 107
JUNE 1, 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.

Live the Valley: Summer Social...



"With summer quickly approaching, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber will be hosting this year's Live the Valley: Summer Social.


When:  Wednesday, June 18th 

Time:   5:00-8:00 p.m. 

Where: Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo

Cost:    Free to all Alliance and Chamber investor, interns & part-time                    students; $20 for non-investors


This event is open to all student professionals and interns working in the Cedar Valley over the summer.  These students are the future of our workforce and of our communities, so this is an opportunity to introduce them to the quality of life and opportunities that our region has to offer.  We had over 150 area students and interns attend last year, many of whom kept in touch and continued to keep involved in the region throughout the summer, so it's a great opportunity to network and meet a few new friends.


Students can RSVP online.  Space is limited, so please RSVP by Friday, June 12th!  


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact David Laudick.

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!
Current Job Opportunities ...


Job Title:  Marketing & Communication Manager

Full-time position with a growing nonprofit affiliated with the National Park Service.  Individual will plan, implement, and develop strategies for marketing, public relations, and visitor services for the Heritage Area. Proactively work with partners to increase the visibility of the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.


Bachelor's degree with emphasis in emphasis in communications, marketing/public relations and four years of experience required. 


If you are an excellent communicator, self-motivated and want to be a part of a regional heritage development team to preserve and tell the story of American agriculture, submit your cover letter and resume online at http://www.silosandsmokestacks.  Application materials received by June 1 will be given first consideration. 



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.  

The YMCA of Black Hawk Country have the following job openings.

Northeast Iowa YMCA Site/Center Director - Close date 6/8/15


Welcome Center Associate/Courtesy Counter - Close date 6/30/15


Childcare Administrative Assistant Close date 6/9/15


John Deere Wellness Site SupervisorPositions open on an ongoing basis


Childcare Attendant (Child Watch) -  Please submit by 6/30/15




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. 

Please remember that school is officially out for the summer.  Please drive slow and keep an eye out for the little ones.  



We wish everyone a happy Summer with many memories!

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
  • 107 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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