Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. Edition 200, December 30, 2018
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
"Come to UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's annual Nonprofit Explor-A-Ganza Event on Monday, February 11, 2018 from 3:45-5:00 pm in the UNI Commons Ballroom!
The Explor-A Ganza is an excellent opportunity for you to meet UNI students as well as share internship, job, and volunteer opportunities that your organization has to offer. The format of the event will consist of "speed interviewing" with 5-6 rotations, which will give you the opportunity to meet with 20+ enthusiastic students. Set up will begin at 3:30 p.m. We encourage you to bring any display materials, business cards, internship information, volunteer descriptions, and/or brochures along. This event is free for CVNA and NLA Advisory Board Members. Cost is $25 to those who are not members. Parking will be available across the street in the Multimodal Transportation Center for small cost.
If you and/or another representative(s) from your organization would like to attend, please
RSVP by Thursday, February 7th. To do so, please email Holly.
Job Title: Programs Specialist
Self-Help International (SHI) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Program Specialist with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation. This individual must be committed to the alleviation of poverty and hunger and the goal of sustainable rural development [read more...]
To Apply, please submit cover letter, resume and list of references to
Job Title: Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa is seeking a full time Executive Director. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa is a non-profit organization with an operating budget of $650,000 currently, 15 staff members and an engaged board of directors, working together toward our mission. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet business goals. In this role, you will be the face of our organization, working closely with the board of directors, government officials and the public. You will ensure staff members are aligned with the company's mission and vision and that we are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives. We place a high priority of communication, recognition and collaboration. We are in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with our culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership. For more detailed information on this positions and to apply, please email cover letter and resume to
Grab your friends, family and colleagues for a fun and challenging night of trivia on February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. UAW Local 838, 2615 Washington Street, Waterloo.
Teams of 8 for $125. There will be plenty of food, beer and desserts. All proceeds go to make sure every child is happy, healthy and safe! Lincoln Savings Bank took home the last year...who will take it all this year?
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.
In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
- 82 member organizations
- 6 investors
- 1,938 program registrations
- 201 hours of programming
- 200 e-newsletters
- Grantwriting Power Hour
- 225 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
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