Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
The Future of Charitable Giving:
How Should Your Nonprofit Pivot To Be Ready Now?
10-05-2021 1:30-3:30 pm

Online (CVNA will host a viewing option in the Community Room at the CFNEIA for this event)

Learn how to implement new strategies and goals to adapt your charitable giving plan in a post COVID-19 world. This message will speak to all nonprofits who are seeking charitable support, as well as their board and development-related committees.

Presenter: Kris Putnam-Walkerly
The Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Summit is an interactive virtual event. As a benefit included with your CVNA membership, you're invited to participate in the opening session at no additional cost! CVNA will also host a watch event on October 5th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the CFNEIA Community Room for this opening session. Register here for additional information about viewing options for this opening session.

To register for the full Summit (October 5-7), visit their website.
Cost is $25.00 for CVNA members.
Join CVNA for our Fall Social!

Mark your calendars for a fun fall social event!

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm (Following the Iowa Nonprofit Summit Opening Session)
Location: CFNEIA Patio/Community Room (3117 Greenhill Cir, Cedar Falls, IA 50613)

RSVP here for the Fall Social!
CVNA's 2021 Program Line Up

Note. Programs will be online and/or in person based on safety regulations.
Community News & Events
Town Hall for Community Engagement - Register Today!

When: Friday, September 24th, 2021 9:00am-11:00am
Where: UNI Commons Ballroom

You are invited to meet faculty, staff, and students to create partnerships that will support faculty research and scholarship, build service-learning opportunities, complement classroom instruction and introduce students to service projects.

Register here.
UNI Homecoming Parade - You're Invited to Participate!

The UNI Homecoming Parade has been moved to Cedar Falls Downtown! If your business or organization would like to be in the October 2nd Homecoming Parade, don’t forget registration ends soon. You can register here until Friday, September 24th at 5 p.m. 

Parade Location: With the goal of strengthening UNI's outreach to the Cedar Valley, this year's parade will be staged on Main Street in downtown Cedar Falls on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 11 a.m. The event will be emceed and live-streamed by UNI and KWWL-TV. Student organizations, departments and offices across campus are encouraged to enter floats or decorate golf carts to ride in the parade.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Social - Networking Opportunity!

When: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: Jameson's Public House (310 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703)
Who: Young Professionals in the Nonprofit Community

Come socialize with other young professionals in the Cedar Valley nonprofit world! We are hoping to build a network of up-and-coming nonprofit professionals to share ideas, solve problems, and have fun! This will be a casual, come-and-go event. Invite a friend, grab a drink and some food, and let’s build our professional networks together!

Contact Nicole Hackman ( or Hannah Luce ( if you’re interested in attending!
UNI Business & Community Fair - Register Today!

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: University of Northern Iowa, Lawther Field

Introduce your business or organization to UNI students and employees at this inaugural event!

More information and registration for this free event can be found here.
Register by October 1st!
Guernsey Foundation - Notice regarding office hours.

From October 1 – January 3 the Guernsey Charitable Foundation office is open by appointment only. Those wishing to get hold of the foundation or schedule an appointment can call 319-226-3434 and leave a message. If you wish to schedule an appointment for after the new year, you can do so any time by using this link. As a reminder, the deadline for the spring grant cycle is March 15th and the application is available via the online system, which can be found at

Worth-A-Shot - Newly Launched Nonprofit in the Cedar Valley!

Worth-A-Shot is a new independent, nonpolitical nonprofit that provides up to $100 each to newly vaccinated individuals to offset certain expenses related to vaccination or routine side effects expected after vaccination (such as lost wages, childcare, or transportation). We are specifically and exclusively targeting individuals who already want to get vaccinated but have financial barriers to doing so.

For more information on how to partner with Worth-A-Shot, reach out to Brooke Trent ( or visit their website at

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
Volunteers Needed - Do a lot of good in a short amount of time!

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging’s nutrition program is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in Cedar Falls. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (approximate time commitment is 1 to 1 ½ hours). Meals are picked up at the Cedar Falls Community Center (528 Main Street, Cedar Falls). You pick when you would like to volunteer – once or twice a week or a few times a month. Our volunteers are not “just” delivering a hot, nutritious meal but providing a friendly face and human contact to those who might not necessarily receive one on a daily basis.
For more information or to sign up to help, call Elise Bovy at 319-277-1900 or
Reusing, Repurposing, and Upcycling in the Cedar Valley!

Does your non-profit have something in storage that another agency could possibly use? Are you looking for repurposed materials for any upcoming projects?

The Iowa Waste Exchange provides free, non-regulatory, confidential assistance to schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with the goal of saving disposal costs and protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

For more information on how to submit items for the local Iowa Waste Exchange newsletter or get signed up to receive the newsletter contact IWE Resource Specialist, Tammy Turner at or (319) 235-0311
Save the Date National Philanthropy Day® 2021!

When: Tuesday, Nov. 16th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls
Keynote Address by Robert Smith, Jr.

National Philanthropy Day®, nationally recognized each year in November, acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society. And, each year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.

To learn more about this event visit their website.
New Job Opportunities
Accounting Associate

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is seeking a part-time (.5 FTE) accounting associate with solid experience in systems data entry and reporting who is eager to be part of an inclusive workplace and a mission that inspires people and connects resources to enrich communities across northeast Iowa. The person in this position should have a keen attention to detail and is responsible for daily gift batch entry, weekly check disbursement preparation, monthly investment account reconciliations, and various internal and external report generation. The Accounting Associate works closely with all CFNEIA departments. CFNEIA is a leader in local philanthropy and grant distribution that enriches communities across our 20-county region in Iowa.

If you are a CVNA member and you'd like to post an open position with us, please email our Coordinator, Andrea at!
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