"Share your Gratitude"
In case you missed it ....
The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association portrays the expressions of gratitude among our network of partners
in this video
. On Giving Tuesday, the association brought leaders together for a virtual Toast of Gratitude.
Thank you to those who joined us, including Representative Dave Williams, at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on 5/5/20. The virtual social was a highlight filled with conversation, connection, and camaraderie.
... and share it with your colleagues, volunteers, board members and supporters.
Thank you for your efforts in "Moving good forward!"
COVID-19 Programs & Resources to support you
COVID-19 Impact on Iowa Nonprofit Organizations UNI's Business and Community Services conducted research and did a report on the impact of COVID-19 on Iowa's nonprofits. Read the report
Need your HELP:
This is a follow-up to the survey. Your participation is vital to state efforts to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Iowa businesses and organizations. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) will use survey results to inform public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses and organizations.
Please follow this link to complete the survey:
We estimate the survey will take 8 to 14 minutes to complete.
The deadline to complete the survey is
Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm
Messaging During a Crisis: How to Ensure Your Nonprofit's Mission Remains Relevant
Special thanks to Ameperage for hosting this webinar. You can view a recording of the AMPcast on our YouTube channel at this link:
You can also access the white paper, "Don't Panic During A Pandemic," is available for download via this link:
UNI Classes Seeking Clients for Student Work
Has your organization needed to shift its publications or develop new modes of communication? UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have publications created.
Examples include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Communication topics can include issues other than COVID-19. Please contact
Adrienne Lamberti, Ph.D.
, for more information.
Even during disruption, we have the opportunity to act with intention.
See What I Mean is helping companies and organizations reflect on how the actions they are taking during the disruption of COVID-19 can have a positive impact on their future vision and goals. Learn more
Please continue to encourage people to take the census! There's still time.
Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund
provides short-term financial relief to those in the arts, cultural and creative industries most impacted by state disaster declarations, natural disasters, and other forms of emergencies.
Data for Beginners course (May 7, 14, and 21). It's now free for everyone!
Learn more about Virtual Golf Fundraisers, How to Host a Virtual Gala and more. Trainings focus on fundraising, board development, volunteer management, marketing, social media, organizational leadership, and capacity building. Offering daily webinars!
Have you signed up for this Blog?
This is a great blog, with inspiring quotes and tidbits of really helpful information for fundraisers. Learn more
CARES Benefits Explained
Iowa Workforce Development
has outlined the benefits of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, which provides unemployment benefits for the self-employed, independent contractors, nonprofit employees, gig economy workers, those who have exhausted other unemployment insurance benefits, and those who may not have sufficient work history to qualify for a regular state claim.
In our continued effort to make sure important information and resources are accessible to all Iowans, we are proud to announce our new helpline. Available in six different languages.
Are you essential personnel OR an employer of essential personnel and you have child care needs for you or your employees? This is a great resource. For additional information from Child Care Resources and Referral, click
All session resources have been shared on our
COVID-19 Resource Page
. Find resources on statewide response funds, webinar recordings, articles and blogs, sample templates and other resources for employees and employers.
Are you 100% healthy, free of a sore throat, cough and the sniffles?
Consider how you can help lend a hand.
*Be sure to check the website and Facebook pages for most up to date information.
Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley has a collection of Volunteer Opportunities listed
The Guernsey Charitable Foundation has updated its website,
, to better communicate with partner organizations. Beginning in the August 2020 grant cycle, there will be small changes to the application, and email submissions of grant and reporting documents will be encouraged. Reach out to Executive Director, Casey Reints, with any questions at 319-226-3434 or
The Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) Foundation has approved $25,000 to be used for immediate COVID-19 requests to assist non-profits with salary and operational expenses. In order to help as many organizations as we can, the grants are all going to be $1,000 regardless of the amount of the request. Applicants, please contact
The Waterloo Community Foundation announces the establishment of the First Responders Fund to assist our local police, fire and health care workers help our community during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more
In addition to posting new COVID-19 Coronavirus funding opportunities, we will continue to update active grants with new extended grant deadlines. Learn More
Grant application now available for Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund. Learn More
Please also check in to the Cedar Valley COVID-19
for announcements and notices.
All CVNA programs are in the process of being re-scheduled.
We plan to resume peer networking groups in June. Most likely they will be online.
The June 4th CVNA program by Matthew Gilbert has been postponed to a date TBD.
CVNA Members...and NonMembers...
Did you get yours?
Many of you have renewed your membership with CVNA. We want to continue to serve you. If you did not get your invitation in the mail, please let
know. If you don't want to wait, go online and