Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 109
JUNE 29, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Getting the Most Out Of Your Data...
What:  Getting the Most out of Your Data
When:  August 6, 2015
Where: Philanthropy Center (3rd florr US Bank Building)
Time:   8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

It all starts with data.  When properly managed, data can improve donor relations, program services, operational efficiency and assist in informed decision making within an organization.

Presenter Ron Giddings will give you an overview of how to best manage your data: What are best practices in using data, how to look for - and fix! - "data potholes,"  advice on gift processing, volunteer and prospect management and measuring organizational performance. 

Ron Giddings has been the Research Analyst at the University of Northern Iowa Foundation since 1997.  In addition to research, he developed and maintains their prospect management system and provides data analysis for the Advancement Division.  He also serves as chair of the division data management committee, working with various units to ensure overall database integrity.  Ron has a BA in Economics from UNI and, has been in the nonprofit sector in the Cedar Valley for almost 25 years.

To register for this great CVNA workshop, please click here.  Free to members, $25 for non-members.  Please RSVP by August 5 by noon.
Current Job Opportunities ...



Job Title:  Controller


A Bachelor's degree in accounting, with a CPA or CMA designation preferred. At least 5 years of experience in a Controller or supervisory accounting role. Competitive salary and benefit package included. 

Resumes with references can be sent to Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber 10 West Fourth Street, Suite 310 Waterloo, IA 50701.  Or you can apply online at www.cedarvalleyalliance.com





Job Title:   Director of Philanthropy


Are you looking to make a meaningful and important impact through your professional work? Would you enjoy securing philanthropic support to bring hope, healing and wholeness to thousands of children, families and individuals? 


For over 150 years, Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) has a legacy of compassionate service to vulnerable people whose lives have been changed in countless ways. This impact and legacy is made possible by the commitment of dedicated and competent staff who partner with individuals, churches, and other funders and ministry partners who have mutual respect and purpose.


LSI seeks a competent and mission-focused fundraising professional to serve as a full-time Director of Philanthropy based in its Waverly office.


Job Title:  RN Health Coordinator of Pediatric Integrated Health 

The RN Health Coordinator-PIH will work based in the Waterloo office, but will perform field work in Black Hawk, Grundy and contiguous counties.

This position will work as part of an integrated team with service eligible children and families to develop a specific plan to support a child's overall wellness. In addition the Nurse Health Coordinator will provide expertise related to the medical issues of enrolled clients, interact with medical providers to review and plan care for clients and may lead/organize groups related to chronic condition management.

A RN or BSN and experience in medical settings, working with chronic health conditions and an understanding of disease management is required. A working knowledge of medical providers and resources in the coverage area is strongly preferred. Bilingual (English-Spanish) is preferred, but not required.  Acceptable driving record, valid driver's license and vehicle insurance to meet agency requirements. 


If these positions sound like a great position for you, apply at www.lsiowa.org 





Job Title:  Administrative assistant


CVFF is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to work in our Waverly office. The position is responsible for answering phones, greeting donors and volunteers, assisting with payroll and accounting procedures, and tracking, sorting, and distributing incoming donations. This person will assist with a variety of administrative functions such as fundraising, newsletters and annual reports, agency staff meetings.


For more information on this great positions, please visit cvfriendsofthefamily.org or you can send your resumes to: Marcie Sharp PO Box 784 Waverly, IA 50677 

Welcome New Members...

Please join the CVNA in welcoming our newest members:

  • Children's Cancer Connection
  • Self-Help International 
Please keep up-to-date by visiting our web-site for the most updated information on events and job openings.
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
  • 910 program registrations
  • 57 hours of programming
  • 109 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 92 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 
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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead: 2015
  • 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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