Upcoming Programs & Events
We've got so much happening in the Cedar Valley, please enjoy this "EXTRA" communication to share the up to date happenings!
Attend the Keynote or
Can't attend the Vu Le conference? Good news! Now you can attend the keynote session for only $25 or watch the livestream. In either case, register here ASAP.
Speaking of Vu Le...
Special announcement: You're invited!
You're Invited to the Third Annual Cedar Valley
GET A BEER*
UNDO NONPROFIT POWER DYNAMICS DAY!
When: Wednesday, Sept. 4
(Next to the Blue Iguana in the Tech Works building in Waterloo)
Cedar Valley nonprofits and members of Metro Funders will come together for an informal, and unscripted, gathering. This idea, first created by nonprofit guru Vu Le, is being embraced by funders across the country. The idea is that funders and agency representatives can, as Le says
"see each other as human beings, and help decrease the power dynamics so present in our sector." There's only one rule: no agendas!
Please stop by, meet and mingle with funders and nonprofit representatives, enjoy some appetizers provided by Metro Funders, and grab your own BEER (which stands for "Beverage to Enhance Equity in Relationships," and does not have to be alcoholic).
You can read Le's original proposal on his blog,
See you September 4!
We love that you join us at our programs and events, but we understand you are busy!
To get the full 'taste of CVNA' join us this fall as we kick off a Zoom Mini Series. Grab you
r coffee or lunch and login in online to a live, interactive video presentation and chat.
Save the Dates:
- September 11: 8:30-9:00am - "Internship in a Box" RSVP
- October 2: noon-12:30 - "Seal of Distinction" RSVP
Please Plan to Join Us
Joint Program with AFP
Friendraising & Fundraising: The Art of Making the Ask
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Cir, Cedar Falls)
It comes naturally to some and for others, the fear of "asking" often stands in the way of raising funds necessary to support a nonprofit organization by changing your mindset to approach FUNDraising as FRIENDraising, you can build relationships that lead to engaged and more active donors. Created with a volunteer board member perspective in mind, this interactive session provides participants with strategies and tactics that can eliminate the fear of
and get more people engaged in
dollars for your nonprofit. Join us to explore just how easy it can be to make "the ask," and encourage others to join you in the effort.
Connie Isaacson, CFRE & President of Isaacson Consulting, Des Moines.
Free for CVNA and AFP members; $35 for non-members
The Waterloo Community Foundation seeks a professional, confident person to support the Executive Director with general office duties. The position is a flexible 10 hour per week position at the Foundation's office, 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320. The hourly rate of pay is $15. Learn more...
Are you Hiring or Awarding Money?
Consider posting your job or funding opportunity here.
Submit Job postings
Email your funding opportunities to
Wednesday, August 28 from 11am to 1pm
Where: Diamond Event Center (5307 Caraway Lane, Cedar Falls, IA 50613) RSVP to
or by visiting
Friday, September 27th, 7:30 - 9:00 am at Hilton Garden Inn.
Joan Becker, national speaker and author of "Sentenced to Life: Mental Illness, Tragedy and Transformation," is our keynote speaker. Click here for more...
Relocating or Expanding?
A local nonprofit has extra office space available and is seeking another nonprofit tenant. The space is located near West 4th and Locust in Waterloo, and has its own entrance. Includes 4 offices and a conference room and reception area. Utilities included as well. The parking lot and restrooms would be shared. If you are interested, please contact Karen at 319-240-1904 for more information.
CVNA Members...Did you know you...
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.
to read more under the Membership Resources page.