CVNA Workshops for 2018

We are in the process of scheduling our workshops/events for 2018.  Please mark your calendars with the following dates.  More information on each workshop/event will be posted in upcoming newsletters and/or on our website.

January 17th - CVNA Premiere Internship Program
February 12th - Explor-A-Ganza
March 8th - Financial Planning 
April 5th - NLA Luncheon
April 12th - Grant Writing
June 7th - Volunteer Engagement
August 2nd - TBD
October  - CVNA/AFP Partnership 1/2 day workshop (date TBD)
December 7th - Legislative Forum

We look forward to another great year of partnership with all of you. 

Around the Community

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley invites non-profit member agency representatives to attend the next VALU training. Come play the Volunteer Management  Game  and take-away some basic management elements to support your volunteer programs. It'll be a fun training full of conversation, best practice sharing, and networking.

Wednesday, December 13 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Philanthropy Center ( 425 Cedar Street, Waterloo , Third Floor)
RSVP to Anne Nass (
This meeting is open to anyone interested in volunteer management.

Join u s on Sunday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for  reduced price adoption fees,  cookies and punch! Register to win a holiday gift basket.

The holiday giving tree will be on display. The community is encouraged to take an ornament from our tree. Each ornament lists an item from our wish list. Donate that item during your next visit to the shelter. Needed items include, kitty litter, dry dog and cat food, wet cat food, rawhide treats, dog and cat toys, Clorox wipes, laundry soap, 55 gallon heavy duty garbage bags, soft-soap, and Ziploc one gallon storage bags. 

Wishing you a blessed holiday season. Thank you for your friendship and support!

Workshop Opportunity 

Interactive Innovation Workshop for Nonprofits
Thursday, December 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This day-long Interactive Innovation Workshop teaches nonprofit leaders and their teams to: develop a broader understanding of innovative thinking, behaviors, and language; how to apply innovative tools in your everyday thinking; and take these tools back to strengthen their teams. The price is $99, which includes coffee and lunch.
RSVP or Learn More

Welcome New Members 

Join us in welcoming the following new members to the CVNA family.  
  • Amani Community Services
  • Martha Kroese
  • Alissa Lewis
 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 78 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,542 program registrations
  • 173 hours of programming
  • 172 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 188 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
  • Partners with Idealware
  • Developed a new website 2017
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 

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.
Holly Dusenbery | Coordinator Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association || Website | Facebook | | Event Calendar |