Marketing Meet-Up Re-schedule Date

Join us on February 14, 2018 from noon to 1 pm Philanthropy Center 425 Cedar Street, 3rd floor to listen to  James Infelt, Partner and Chief Digital Officer at Amperage, as he will be presenting on SEO. 

Jim's expertise is in interactive and digital marketing and communication. He has over 30 years of experience in the advertising industry and is passionate about working with the philanthropic community.

Please click here to RSVP by 2/13/18.  
Personal Financial Pla nning

Personal Financial Planning: The Need for Goal Setting, Understanding Loans and Borrowing, and Establishing Good Habits  By  Aaron D. Sannes, CFP®, ChFC®, CKA®
Private Wealth Advisor Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

As we kick off a new year it is always a good time to set new goals. Often those goals have to do with our personal finan
cial planning. Aaron's presentation will be an engaging dialogue that will address various aspects of good financial habits. Aaron will offer advise on understanding financial aid & college savings strategies, getting smart on loans and borrowing, the importance of goal setting and financial planning, the essentials to understanding your financials (budgeting, managing debt and credit, investing, saving), and good habits going forward. This presentation will be applicable to all employees, so grab your staff and co-workers and spend the morning with us on March 8, 2018 from 8-9:30 @ The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members.  Please RSVP by March 7th. 
Nonprofit Learning Lab

Top three reason to attend our Nonprofit Institutes:
  Affordable professional development
  Interactive workshops led by experienced trainers
  Intermediate to advanced level trainings with practical information that you can use to improve the effectiveness of your organization
Who attends our nonprofit institutes? 
  CEOs, executive directors, development directors, development coordinators, HR directors, operation officers, communication directors and you! 

We are currently accepting workshop proposals that offer practical information that nonprofit professionals can use in their day to day work. Do you have successful examples, methods, and strategies to help nonprofit professionals be more effective? Have knowledge to share with other nonprofit professionals? We are looking for proposals that highlight methods, case studies and strategies to help nonprofit professionals be more effective. Submit a workshop proposal.   Deadline is April 30, 2018. If you have any questions, email .  
In Need of Grant Writers?  

UNI has 2 students who need summertime experience in grantwriting (They will already be taught the principles of grantwriting, but they also need real-world experience in applying their lessons).  Would you benefit from support from two students?  Each student would be putting  in 10 hours /week, the dates likely between  May 7 through July 27  -- amounting to 240 hours of assistance they could offer.

If this sounds good for your organization, please contact Dr. A. P. Lamberti  Associate Professor,  Professional Writing at UNI.
Save the Date(s)  

Mark your calendar now for some great education and networking opportunities with AFP! We have a full and growing slate of upcoming programs for the new year. Click here to learn more.   Our next program is:

Annual Giving - Planning and Solicitation Best Practices
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 12:00-1:00pm @ The  Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa - 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls
Light lunch provided - bring your own beverage!

Jeff Keen, UNI Director of Annual Giving will lead a discussion how you can (relatively easily) set up your annual giving plan for success by reviewing best practices and how you can practically understand your data. RSVP here.
Legislative Corner

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

 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 78 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,562 program registrations
  • 175 hours of programming
  • 177 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 190 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 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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