Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
UNI Explor-A-Ganza!
Every spring, the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance hosts an opportunity for students and nonprofits to connect.

This year the the Explor-A-ganza will be VIRTUAL!

Save the Date **February 15** more details and registration coming soon.

February 15, 2021
March is INTERNATIONAL Grant Professionals Day!
Join us on March 12th starting at 11 a.m. CST for the #LearnGrants 2021 Online Summit! Our line-up of 8 Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainers will share some of their best tips and strategies during each of their 25-minute presentations over the 4-hour event.

Click here to review the topics and to register. You may log in for the session(s) you choose or even register so you can watch the recording if you can’t make it. What better way is there to celebrate International Grant Professionals Day (#IGPD) than by learning while spending time with grant professionals from around the world?
This free event is hosted by DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, Grant Professionals Association, and Foundant Technologies.

March 12, 2021
Nonprofit Resources
The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide

This guide provides the framework for your success on social media. Its detailed research and 10 actionable worksheets will help you:

  • Create a social media strategy
  • Define your goals and choose the right platforms for them
  • Build an audience and find your voice
  • Plan your communications cycles and create engaging content 
  • Manage your social media efforts
  • Measure your success 

It will also help you create a policy to guide and protect your nonprofit as it navigates the world of social media. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, it’s absolutely free.

Funding Opportunity
Gov. Reynolds Announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge Funding Opportunities 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 
CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 802-0986 

DES MOINES - Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn post-secondary credentials leading to high-demand jobs and encourage Iowa employers, community leaders and others to collaborate to support regional workforce talent development.  
The Child Care Challenge Fund is designed to encourage regional and community projects that will create increased child care slots in local communities by supporting the development, renovation or rehabilitation of child care facilities. The availability of quality, affordable child care for working Iowans has been a longstanding workforce challenge that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Applications for the funding opportunities must be submitted on by Feb.12, 2021. 
“When Iowans have access to quality child care, they can pursue training and employment opportunities in high-demand jobs in the state,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Let’s remove the obstacles to high-quality affordable child-care so Iowa families can nurture their kids while parents maintain the maximum freedom to enter and remain in the workforce. Tackling the child care crisis in Iowa not only expands opportunities for Iowa families but provides our employers with a steady and stable workforce.”  
“Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa legislature have made a significant investment in Future Ready Iowa and these two grant opportunities will help communities around the state address local issues,” said Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development. “I know from the previous grant programs we have seen, that Iowans will create innovative projects that support their communities and will accelerate the rate of our economic recovery from the pandemic.” 
Employer Innovation Fund: 
  • Employers, employer consortiums, nonprofits, and educational institutions can apply. 
  • Applicants can request funding up to $50,000. 
  • The Employer Innovation Fund can match private dollars. 
  • The funds can be used to support credit and non-credit programs, along with wrap-around support programs such as childcare, transportation, books, equipment, internet access, and other innovative ways to help Iowans complete job training and education. 
  • More information about the Employer Innovation Fund can be found at: 

  •  Child Care Challenge Fund: 
  • Employers, nonprofits and employer consortiums can apply. 
  • Applicants can request funding up to $100,000. 
  • The Child Care Challenge Fund can match private dollars and in-kind donations of labor and materials. 
  • The funds can be used for new construction of a childcare facility, rehabilitation of an existing structure as a child care facility or retrofitting and repurposing of an existing structure for use as a child care facility 
  • More Information about the Child Care Challenge Fund can be found at: 
Job Opportunities

Executive Director

At-will position appointed by the BHCGA Board of Directors and responsible for the performance and oversight of all aspects of a wide variety of administrative, financial and planning duties for the daily operation of the BHCGA. Other key duties include relationship building with key constituent groups and community outreach. 

Executive Director

Interested in candidates who want to develop personally and professionally and join a culture of innovation and collaboration. Flexible work schedule.

Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with the 15 member Board of Directors, staff, and community members required. 

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