Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 115
September 21, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Grant Gurus This Thursday 9/24 ...
Grant Gurus  
Get ready for some more networking!

When:  Thursday, September 24, 2015
Where: Philanthropy Center (3rd Floor US Bank Building, Waterloo)
Time:   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The LSB Foundation was established in 2005 for the purpose of supporting LSB's charitable giving tradition in the communities we serve. LSB's philanthropic philosophy has been an integral part of the company culture since our founding more than 100 years ago. The LSB Foundation demonstrates LSB's commitment to our core value of Passionate Community Stewardship. 

Jim Thielen, from the Lincoln Savings Bank Trust Department will be sharing grant process at our next meeting on September 24th at 11:30 am.
Current Job Opportunities ...

Job Title:  Development and Marketing Director

Promotes the overall mission of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity (IHHFH) by being a friendly and personable Habitat representative when working with donors to the ReStore. Responsible for the pick-up and unpacking of merchandise from donors with the help of volunteers. Responsible for receiving, organizing and cleaning donations at the ReStore with volunteers on days when no donation pick-ups are scheduled. Work week is 40-hours, Tuesday-Saturday.

Please click here to read a full description/requirements for this position and information on how to apply.  

Job Title:  Office Administrator

The Office Administrator is part of a team of professionals working to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. As a team member this position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and support staff with ongoing demands of administration, financial reporting, and community
support projects.

Please click here to read a full description/requirements for this position and information on how to apply.  Registration deadline is September 25, 2015.
Community Events ...

Please join us for Celebration of Communities

When:  Friday, November 6, 2015
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Time:   5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
RSVP:   To RSVP for this event, please click here

Join us in thanking those who are creating vibrant communities where all people can thrive.
CFNEIA's Celebration of Community event is exactly what the name implies, it is a celebration of the communities we serve in Northeast Iowa. It is a way to publicly thank all those who are involved in the efforts to make them better, including nonprofits, fund holders, donors, businesses, volunteers and many more.

So many people are doing great things in their communities, and CFNEIA is honored to work as a partner in making all our communities stronger, more vibrant places. Please help us in saying thank you to those doing so much to make positive change happen.

Thank you to our presenting event sponsor.

This event is made possible through the generosity of many community-minded businesses and individuals. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Hackbarth.
CVNA Member Spotlight ...

Our mission - ISU Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa.

We are committed to provide our citizens with "Information for Everyday Living." Iowa State University Extension offers education and information to the citizens of Iowa through the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business and Industry, Community and Economic Development, Families, and 4-H Youth Development.

When you need to make a decision that effects your business, farm, community, or family look to Iowa State University Extension.  You can rely on ISU Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow.
Extension staff members present information for everyday living through public programs & workshops, direct mail, radio, television, and newspapers.  Staff members also provide one-on-one counseling, advise various organizations & businesses, and organize conferences, workshops and educational courses.

To read more on the great agency and how you can become more involved, please visit their web-site.

Black Hawk County Agriculture Iowa State Extension has been a member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support!
Donations Please ...

Habitate for Humanity is currently seeking donations.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  We are taking donations on Saturdays through October from 9am-3pm at the ReStore, 4107 Hammond Avenue in Waterloo next to Lone Star Steakhouse. You can also arrange for donation pickups by calling (319) 883-3331.

Thank you for your support.
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
  • 115 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 104 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
  • September 24th - Grant Gurus
  • October 2nd - A Changing Cedar Valley
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

More information about times and location will follow.  Please check our web-site for additional information.

Quick Links

LIKE us on Facebook
Our Investors

Jean Trainor

The Guernsey Foundation
Visit Our Website!