Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 112
August 10, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Don't Miss Out ...
Ron Giddings with UNI was our guest speaker at our August 6th CVNA workshop on "Getting the Most from your Data."  We had a full house and Ron presented us with great information.  Here are the slides from his presentation for all of you to enjoy!
CVNA Member Spotlight ...

Their Vision:  The Arc of Cedar Valley believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve inclusion and the right to participate and contribute in all aspects of life.  We will be recognized as a leader and the "voice" for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc Cedar Valley is affiliated with the state and national organization making it the largest nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities. 

The Arc Cedar Valley is volunteer-driven in policy and governed by a board of directors. Funding is received from families, community groups, the Cedar Valley United Way, the Community Foundation, grants and other donations.

To read more information on ARC Cedar Valley, please visit their web-site.

ARC Cedar Valley has been a member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you!
Current Job Opportunities ...

Job Title:   Program Coordinator for their Waterloo location

The primary function of this position is to ensure that volunteers and children are appropriately enrolled, matched and supported according to Big Brothers Big Sisters standards and practices for child safety and positive impacts on youth. A passion for working with youth facing adversity, proven written and verbal communication skills, and comfort speaking in front of small and large groups required.   A Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field is required, Master's preferred. 3 - 5 years of related work experience required with progressive management responsibilities preferably at the senior management level.  
To apply, send cover letter, resume and any salary requirements to Katie Orlando or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, 2530 University Ave #8, Waterloo, IA 50701. 
Welcome New Members...

Please join the CVNA in welcoming our newest member:

  • Family & Children's Council 
  • Alicia Jefferson (student)

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)
  • 62 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 940 program registrations
  • 59 hours of programming
  • 112 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 96 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. 

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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
  • 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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