Upcoming Events & Programs
Grantwriting Power Hour: #GrantChat Tweet Up
When: Tuesday, March 10
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117
Greenhill Cir, Cedar Falls)
Join us for a live Tweet Up as we explore the weekly #GrantChat resource.
Bring your device and be prepared to sign in to Twitter to participate in the event.
#GrantChat, a program of SmartEGrants, is a weekly Grant Twitter chat using Twitter handle @grant_chat managed by Jo Miller, GPC (@jomillergpc ) and sponsored by Smartegrants.com (@SmartEGrants ). You can also connect with the GrantChat community on Facebook, where participants chat about grant development
. (or just join us today!)
Our tag line of "#GrantChat: Where Grant Professionals Connect and Grow" summarizes the goal for GrantChat, to provide community platforms for thoughtful, organized professional connection and development for grant professionals.
GrantChat is open to all professionals who work with grants in some capacity whether on a full or part-time basis; whether new to the field or an experienced GPC. GrantChat is a continuously growing community of grant professionals, evaluators, directors, board members, and fundraisers from the public sector and nonprofits joining the chat on a weekly basis.
Our Changing Demographics
Thursday, April 2, 2020
(425 Cedar Street, Suite 300, Waterloo, IA 50701) in the US Bank Building
The population of Iowa has changed dramatically in the past decade, with nearly 200 languages now spoken in the state. This presentation describes the influx of refugees and other migrants into the region, and discusses the implications for health providers, social service agencies, and other non-profit organizations that are increasingly working with these new multicultural populations. Dr. Michele Devlin, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Northern Iowa will be joined by a panel of nonprofit representatives to lead this informative discussion.
Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members
In order to honor the efforts of those in the nonprofit sector in the Cedar Valley, please consider submitting a nomination for the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards!
Nomination Deadline Extended to March 11th
Award categories include:
- Business Partner of the Year
- Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year
- Nonprofit Board Member of the Year
- Koob Award for Collaboration
- Gordon Mack Legacy Award
- New Nonprofit Employee of the Year-The winner receives a one-year membership to the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
- Keri Kulish Award for Outstanding Student Leadership- The winner receives a $1000 Cash Prize sponsored by the Dean's Fund for Excellence, College of Education
- Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year-The winner receives a $1,000 grant sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Awardees will be recognized at the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon.
Date: April 8th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Bien Venu, 7400 Hudson Rd Cedar Falls, IA
Volunteer Administrator Leaders United
Creating an Inclusive Organizational Culture to Strengthen Volunteer Engagement
Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Save the Date
A Marketing Meet Up Program: Event Planning & Marketing
Date & Time:
March 18; noon to 1:00pm
Community Room on the third floor of the downtown Waterloo US Bank (next to United Way's offices)
Connecting with the community - Marketing your events, big or small
Events are a great way to promote your organization and connect with community members and your supporters but sometimes reaching them can feel like an impossible task! On this panel Chris Olds, Development Director at Cedar Valley Hospice, Samantha Timmons, Account Coordinator at Amperage Marketing, and Aubree Green, Marketing Director for Grow Cedar Valley will share their expertise regarding marketing your events, no matter how big or small.
Please RSVP here.
2020 CVNA Programming
- April 16: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Volunteering: Building Relationships (VALU)
- May 12: Peer Review/Session Brainstorming (GWPH)
- May 28: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Volunteering: Shifting your Language (VALU)
- June 4: Inclusion through Cooperative Principles
- June: How to Start a Podcast & is it a Good Fit...? (MMU)
Case Statements (GWPH)
June 18: Embrace Skills-Based Opportunities (VALU)
- August 6: Succession Planning for your Whole Organization
- September 8: Logic Models (GWPH)
- September: Giving Tuesday (MMU)
- October 1: Expanding Your Development Toolbox - a full workshop. More Details coming coon!
- November 10: Grantitude (GWPH)
- December 4: Make Your Voice Heard: Nonprofit Legislative Forum
December: Building the right website for your organization (MMU)
**Grantwriting Power Hour (GWPH)
**Marketing MeetUp (MMU)
**Volunteer Administrator Leaders United (VALU)
To download the full line up of regular programming with event locations, speaker names and program information, click here.
Community Events & Announcements
Join us at Breakfast of Champions. 2019 campaign co-chairs Steve Carignan and Angela Weekley will gather with community members to wrap up the campaign!
Who will win the awards for most creative campaign or biggest campaign increase?
Find out (with additional awards!) at Breakfast of Champions.
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613)
Please be sure to visit the BHC Census 2020 Website for more information on how you or your clients can get involved.
Next Meeting: March 11 @ 1:00
Position: Campaign Director
Cedar Valley United Way (CVUW) seeks a Campaign Director to lead in planning and implementing successful United Way resource development campaigns. This position is primarily responsible for management of the annual campaign efforts. The person selected will provide leadership to the campaign team and volunteers to carry out all campaign activities. CVUW operates within the Community Impact Model, so an ongoing effort will be made with the impact teams to develop additional revenues and resources in addition to campaign dollars. This position works with marketing staff to develop and produce all written and electronic campaign materials.
Qualifications: Must like people; excellent communication skills, must be able to speak to a group, must have organization and time management skills; valid driver's license and accessibility to an automobile on a daily basis, computer literacy skills are required. Prefer a Bachelor's degree from an accredited University. Please send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of Employment:
Position: Director of Community Main Street
If you are an organized, detailed-oriented, polished professional possessing the ability to multitask, while exhibiting creativity, vision, and enthusiasm, then we are looking for you to join our team as the Director of Community Main Street in Cedar Falls! Learn more here.
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