Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 116
October 5, 2015
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Community Events ...
1 Million Cups Cedar Valley

When:  Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Where:  Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for 1 Million Cups Cedar Valley! This event is free and open to the public, and whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner or simply have an interest, we encourage you to make it out for a cup of coffee.

Here's what's in store this week: Fanstreamm & Volunteer Local 

Family & Children's Council cordially
invite you to an evening of

Whimsy and Wonder
When:   Friday, October 23, 2015
Where:  Sunnyside Country Club, Waterloo
Time:    Social Hour & Silent Auction at 6:00 PM
             Dinner & Program at 7:00PM

Auction and Dancing to Follow

For more information or to RSVP, contact Anesa Kajtazovicor call 319-234-7600 ext. 17.

Check cooking off your to do list October 12th and plan to eat at HuHot between 5-8. 10% of proceeds and 100% of tips will go to TFY

Please help us out by printing this flyer and handing it out at your place of business.  Thank you for supporting "Together for Youth."
Current Job Opportunities ...

Job Title:  Program Internship

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa seeks candidates for our volunteer Program Internship opportunities at our Waterloo office. Program Interns assist with the logistics of our one-to-one mentoring program and help our agency prioritize child safety and positive youth development. Interns will work closely with our program staff team. 

The intern will create a professional development plan during the second week of the position that will identify professional and personal goals, action steps, and the learning that will need take place to ensure a successful internship experience. The Program Intern will work at our Waterloo office located at: 2530 University Ave, Suite 8, Waterloo, IA 50701

The Waterloo office location is open Monday-Friday from 8AM-4:30PM and interns can choose their schedule based on our agency's schedule.  We can be flexible to class internship requirements and are also happy to work with students who would like to gain the experience of an internship outside of a class.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to  [email protected] or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, 2530 University Ave, Suite 8, Waterloo, IA 50701
Volunteers Needed...

Exciting things are happening with Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity with the grand opening of our ReStore on October 31, 2015. 

The ReStore is a discount home improvement store that sells donated building materials to the general public. Proceeds help build Habitat for Humanity homes in your community. The ReStore will offer new opportunities for volunteers who want to do something other than build on the construction site. 

Volunteer sign up is now posted online. 
Visit www.heartlandhfh.org/restore-volunteers to sign up and volunteer.
CVNA Member Spotlight ...

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association is a corporation that holds and maintains a license to conduct gambling games in accordance with the Iowa Excursion Boat Gambling Act. The Black Hawk County Gaming Association benefits the Cedar Valley by:
  • Providing property tax relief to cities and counties
  • Funding capital improvements
  • Making charitable contributions
The Black Hawk County Gaming Association funds programs, projects and activities for organizations and communities in seven Iowa counties. Our primary focus is Black Hawk County. We also serve Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Grundy and Tama counties.

The Board of Directors of the Black Hawk County Gaming Association is interested in awarding grants that will make the Cedar Valley a stronger, better place to live.  It places particular emphasis on proposals that enhance public facilities; create, replace or upgrade substantial capital items; or create new opportunities where none now exist.

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

Black Hawk County Gaming Association has been a member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support!
Getting the Most Out of Your Data Follow-Up...
If you were not able to attend the CVNA's workshop on "Getting the Most Out of Your Data", don'y worry!  Here are the slides Mark Grey presented to the group for your review.  Thank you again to all who were able to participate and to Mark Grey for a great presentation.
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

Please click here for the most updated information on Timmy Brown Powers


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)
  • 63 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1 corporate sponsor
  • 973 program registrations
  • 61 hours of programming
  • 116 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 106 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
  • December 4th - Legislative Forum

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

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