Motivational Humorist - Gavin Jerome 

Laughter can be the best medicine and motivator for a great new year!  We encourage your entire staff team to attend this afternoon of motivation and laughter!  Close the office early, and take time to recharge for a great year!   

Gavin Jerome, a Motivational Humorist will provide a fun and upbeat program that will make you literally laugh out loud, and encourage you in your non-profit leadership!  Following the program, enjoy conversation and refreshments with other like-minded leaders!

Waterloo Center for the Arts - Peterson Town Hall
3-4:30 p.m. - Motivational Humorist, Gavin Jerome
4:30 - 5:30 - Social hour - cash bar and snacks provided
Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members
Click here to RSVP for this fun event!!!

Sector Solutions 

Nonprofit (New Years) Resolutions - The Best Kind of Resolution of All!
Need to exercise?  Manage your schedule better?  Sleep more? Yes, it's that time of year when we ask ourselves what we might like to do differently to improve our lives.  

The last thing you want to think about are rules, but deciding to seriously improve your non-profit's policies, procedures and best practices in 2019 may be the greatest gift you can give yourself, and your organization.   Did I just hear you groan?  Yes, rules are unpopular topics.  Change requires research, introspection, and discussion.  It's a lot of very hard work. How could I be a pennant-waving fan of such a painful thing?

Many of you may know me.  I've been a Cedar Valley volunteer for decades.  I've studied nonprofits as a UNI doctoral student, worked as a Graduate Assistant in the UNI Office of Community Engagement, and supported the strategic planning process of a nonprofit as a practicum project this year [read more...]

Job Openings

Job Title:  Executive Director

The Cedar Falls Schools Foundation is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. This
position serves as the contact for all Foundation programs, with an emphasis on fundraising activities,
collaboration with multiple stakeholders, public relations and administration [ read more...].  Applications, which need to include a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation, may be
submitted electronically thru the following link: TEACHIOWA.

Job Title:  Director of Talent Development

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks candidates passionate and skilled in helping businesses become more successful in the Cedar Valley economic area to become our full-time Director of Talent Development. The Director of Talent Development is responsible for development, implementation and management of the Alliance & Chamber's talent programming, which includes talent attraction and retention, alignment with educational institutions, and economic inclusion. For more information,  please click here.

Free Webinar 

Join our free webinar on January 10, 2018 from 12-1 pm as our panel of experts will each share their take on emerging technologies and examples of how nonprofits of all sizes are using them. We'll help you decide which trends deserve your attention and which ones can be safely ignored. Join us to learn all you need to know to kick off 2019.

Click here for more details and to register.
 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 82 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,938 program registrations
  • 201 hours of programming
  • 199 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 223 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 & Premier Internship Program
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 

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