April 2021
Community Learning Series Returns May 4th via Zoom
The Community Learning Series, presented by the Community Foundation, is back after a break due to the pandemic and derecho in 2020. The Community Learning Series is part of the effort to elevate awareness, generate discussion, and encourage action around issues of broad community importance.

Join us for Community Learning Series: Working Together to Reduce Youth Violence on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. presented virtually on Zoom. Join us to learn about youth violence in our communities and how our community is working together to implement intervention strategies. Panelists include Isaac Hunt Jr., Group Violence Supervisor with Goodwill Industries of Michiana; Tony Wilson, Founder and Director of Central City Development Corporation; and Keeyon Carter, Co-founder, President, and Lead Pastor of Wellington Heights Community Church. The conversation will be facilitated by Rachel Rockwell, Program Officer for the Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities (SET) Fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Register here.

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
319-774-2375 (work voice mail)
319-360-3950 (mobile)
News for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Know-How To Help Nonprofits Understand Advocacy and Lobbying With Free Webinar
The Nonprofit Network has invited the Alliance for Justice to present Nonprofit Know-How: Advocacy & Lobbying 101 on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. via Zoom. The Alliance for Justice is a leader in advocating for a fair and independent justice system, preserving access to the courts, and empowering people to advocate on behalf of the issues they believe in. This session is a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field. The Nonprofit Network is covering the cost of the training so you can attend for free.
Please take advantage of this learning opportunity and register here.
Racial Equity Learning Opportunity: Sussman Lecture featuring Iowa native Nikole Hannah-Jones on April 8
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and Iowa native Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the virtual spring Sussman Lecture, presented virtually by The Harkin Institute at Drake University. The online event will be held on Thursday, April 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is free. Hannah-Jones grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, and found her passion for journalism while working for her high school newspaper. She covers civil rights and racial injustice as an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine and is creator of the 1619 Project, for which she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2020. Find more information and register here.

Iowa Women's Foundation Announces New Micro Grants and CORE Grant Applications Due April 30
The Iowa Women's Foundation has announced grant programs and deadlines. A new micro grant program will award small grants for immediate emergency needs in the IWF focus areas for Iowa's women and girls. Core grants are due on April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. An information session will be held via Zoom on March 4, 2021. RSVP to grants@iawf.org for further details. For grant opportunity information, visit the website here.

Wellmark Foundation MATCH Grant Application Available
The Wellmark Foundation MATCH (Matching Assets to Community Health) grants are now accepting applications to support communities across Iowa and South Dakota. Small MATCH grants (requests up to $25,000) are due on May 26, 2021. For complete details on eligibility requirements and application process, visit here for a PDF file or here for the website.

Derecho Storm & COVID-19 Nonprofit News & Resources
Training Opportunities
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Executive Director
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12 p.m.

Managers Peer Group
Wednesday, April 14 , 2021, 12 p.m.

CFO Peer Group Learning Opportunity [open to all]
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12 p.m.

Thursday, April 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Online free event.
Find more information and register here.

Tuesday, April 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Webinar via Zoom
Cost: $25 non-member, free members
Thursday, April 15, 12-1 p.m.
Virtual Roundtable via Zoom in partnership with the Nonprofit Network and CLA

Thursday, April 22, 8:30-10 a.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Free, sponsored by the Nonprofit Network

Tuesday, May 4, 4-5:15 p.m.
Free and Virtual via Zoom

Tuesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Webinar via Zoom
Cost: $25 non-member, free members

Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m.
Virtual event
Cost: $35 includes all sessions
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page.
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