Volunteer Engagement 



Please plan to attend the Volunteer Engagement workshop on June 14th from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  

Guest speaker, Lauren Finke with The Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley will discuss, there are always barriers and challenges your organization needs to address to succeed. During this training She'll walk you through an activity to help you envision how you can operate effectively and efficiently leverage volunteers throughout your organization. She'll explore challenges focusing on actual barriers (not the things you lack) and help you determine ways you can move your organization towards more strategic, capacity building, and high impact volunteers.


Please RSVP by June 12th.  Free for members; $25 non-members.
Seal of Distinction  

The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association recognizes that not all internship programs are created equally. As such, the CVNA has created a Seal of Distinction for exceptional internship programs.  This recognition is designed to give more visibility to your organization and your internship opportunities to students seeking an internship [ read more...]

We would love to have you become part of this program.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Dusenbery.

Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Agency ServicesCoordinator - Part Time

The Agency Services Coordinator is responsible for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our 200+ member agencies, facilitating the distribution of food and personal care items through our Agency Shopping area and pickup docks.  [ read more...]

Job Title:  Distribution Center Manager - Full Time

The ideal Distribution Center Manager for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank understands and is passionate about the organization's mission to provide nutritious food and grocery product to those in need in our 16 county service area. This individual will be a vital component of the Operations team in managing over 8 million pounds of food annually. As the Distribution Center Manager, this team member must demonstrate outstanding management, organizational, planning, and implementation skills in order to optimize distribution center practices and develop
new distribution center opportunities that support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank's strategic plan. [read more...]


If interested in any of these positions, please send a resume, cover letter & 3 references to  adminassistant@feedingamerica.org.
Grant Opportunities

The Otto Schoitz Foundation's Fall Grant cycle will open May 21, accepting grant requests through
July 11, 2018. Qualifying organizations may apply for funding via the Foundation's online grant management system found on their website at www.ottoschoitzfoundation.org.

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)
  • 80 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,600 program registrations
  • 179 hours of programming
  • 184 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 196 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 & nternship Program
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 
HERE.

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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Holly Dusenbery | Coordinator Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association |   holly@cedarvalleynonprofits.org| Website | Facebook | | Event Calendar |