Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
Make Your Voice Heard: Nonprofit Legislative Forum - Happening THIS Friday!

When: Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 8:00am-9:30am
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

The Cedar Valley Nonprofit’s annual conversation with our elected officials is a great opportunity to let your voice be heard directly by those representing the greater Cedar Valley. The event is timed just prior to the legislative session and it offers a chance to have real conversations about decisions that are being discussed in Des Moines and how they have impacts on the daily lives of Black Hawk County representatives. Presented in an intimate format, the annual Legislative Forum helps keep our representatives informed about the nonprofit sector and the people we serve. It’s a don’t miss event!

Enter our Drawing!

Cardinal Construction is donating a voucher for a 50% off Event Room Rental at Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls! To be entered into the drawing to win this voucher, Like and Follow the CVNA Facebook Page and comment on our post about this drawing to let us know how you would use the voucher!

This voucher must be used by 9/14/2022.

Drawing will be held the week of December 13th, so be sure to enter before then!
CEO Network

When: Wednesday, January 5th, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

If you’re a CEO/ Executive Director of a service providing organization (not grantmaking organization), we’d love for you to join our CEO Network!

The purpose of this network is to build stronger relationships, explore new partnerships, share expertise and solve community issues. There will not be a formal agenda or presentation. You, as CEOs, will build the agenda the day of the meeting to address pertinent & timely topics.

CVNA's 2022 Program Line Up
We're currently working to set our program line up for the 2022 year! If you have a speaker idea, specific topic, or feedback you'd like us to consider please share here!
Community News & Events
Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley VALU Training

When: Thursday, December 16th from 9 – 10:00 a.m. 
Topic: Planning for Volunteer Engagement with Intent
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley’s (VCCV) main goal is to promote and support effective volunteerism! Through partnership with hundreds of community organizations and events, the VCCV provides resources, leaderships, and training opportunities to assist organizations in leveraging volunteer’s time and talents to build the important mission work of the sector.
The VCCV regularly leads the VALU trainings as a way for volunteer engagement professionals to network with one another, share best practices, hone their skills, and learn about new and innovative ways to build opportunities and grow volunteer programs.

This networking group meets monthly.
New Guidance on Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

More nonprofit employees relying on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program should have greater and easier access to student loan forgiveness under a U.S. Department of Education announcement.

Nonprofit employees who believe they are eligible for forgiveness or wish to have their employment at their current nonprofit employer certified as eligible under PSLF should take action by October 31, 2022, through the PSLF Help Tool, available at

For more information see the Good News for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Borrowers and the resources below. Additional guidance and regulations from the Department of Education is expected soon.

Annual Leadership Series

Invest in yourself and your team by registering for Leader Valley’s annual Leadership Series. This year’s Leadership Series offers four courses designed to foster personal & professional leadership development: 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Unconscious Bias.

Nonprofit professionals are eligible for the group discount as one organization or by teaming up with other organizations.

To learn more, visit
What's Fair? Exploring Social Justice in America - Free Online Course

Social justice is complicated. No matter what your personal, professional or community roles are, the topic is difficult to pin down. This short course helps you explore social justice using a broad lens, including race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, birthplace, economic status, history, education and politics.

To learn more about this event visit their website.
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