CVNA Would Like To Hear From You

We're planning the programming for 2019 and beyond, and we want to know what you are interested in seeing on the schedule. Please click on the link below to take our 3-minute survey. It's quick. It's easy. And it will make CVNA more responsive to your needs! TAKE THE SURVEY by October 26th.

Also, feel free to have as many members of your agency complete this survey as you'd like.

Thank YOU for lending your voice to the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association!

Legislative Forum 

Please join us for this years 7th annual Legislative Forum on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 8-9:30am at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls). Free!

This is a great venue to have your voice heard and is offered to all CVNA members.  Click here to register, priority given to CVNA members.  

If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed to our Legislative panel, please email them ahead of time to

GrantWriting Power Hour 

Mark your calendars to attend the next GrantWriting Power Hour on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 11am- 12pm at the Community Foundation of                                                    Northeast Iowa. 

National Philanthropy Day┬«, nationally recognized each year in November, acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.   More details can be found at .

Mark you calendar to attend this year's National Philanthropy Day recognition luncheon on Thursday, November 8, 11:30am, at Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, IA.  
Changing the Charity Paradigm

How Reimagine Charity Can Change Lives and Restore Community 

Based on the work and writings of noted community developer Robert Lupton (Toxic  Charity, Charity Detox), this dynamic, practical workshop generates fresh ideas and energy  for non-profits, churches, service organizations, and business owners who wish to pursue real  and lasting community change.
Through exercises and small group interaction, participants will work on real-life initiatives  and come away prepared to re-vitalize their own community service work and projects.
Join us on November 14th from 9am - 4pm at Wartburg College.  For full details and  to learn more about this unique workshop or register,  CLICK HERE!  

Request For Proposal 

E ach fall, the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association requests proposals from nonprofit organizations who have a service partnership idea. Through these partnerships, groups of students provide service to our partner organizations, including assistance in planning and implementing events, delivering programs, and improving and/or developing new resources.

These partnerships not only infuse resources into the organizations but also provide our students with unique, hands-on learning experiences as they continue to broaden their understanding of the work of nonprofit organizations. We are currently accepting proposals for these service partnership ideas, and proposals will be due back to us no later than October 19th [read more...]
Relocating or Expanding?

Is your nonprofit in need of a new space? Are you in need of something bigger or more visible or more accessible? Would you be interested in partnering with other agencies also in need of a better location? If so, contact Tom Wickersham ( ) at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa to connect with other agencies who are interested in collaborating in a shared location or campus concept.
Around the Cedar Valley

Keep up-to-date with what's going on with our State Representatives & Legislative team (not all represented)

Walt Rogers           Iowa Capital Report
Sandy Salmon        Ras Smith
Bob Kressig         
 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 81 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,870 program registrations
  • 197 hours of programming
  • 195 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 217 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
  • Created Seal of Distinction & Premier Internship Program
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.
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