Community Programs, Events & Resources
June 2, 2020 Primary Elections
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Martin Luther King Jr
The world is heavy right now.
As if COVID-19 weren't enough, the challenges we face (and have faced) continue.
A great resource is the
Waterloo Commission on Human Rights.
TODAY AT 11 cst.
Even during disruption, we have the opportunity to act with intention.
See What I Mean is helping companies and organizations reflect on how the actions they are taking during the disruption of COVID-19 can have a positive impact on their future vision and goals. Learn more
Inclusion through Cooperative Principles
POSTPONED; Tentatively rescheduled for July 23.
Attendees will learn how inclusive management practices lead to healthy
collaboration, coalition building, and strategic partnerships. Attendees will also be
introduced to cooperatives business models and explore cooperative governance
principles through case studies. Learning outcomes include collaboratively
addressing public problems or public interest concerns; implementing democratic
governance practices; and awareness of cooperative business models and
resources. Presenter: Matthew Gilbert.
Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members
Thunder Clap Challenge:
Help your community get their fair share of federal funding by sharing a customized message about responding to the 2020 Census. Be sure to add
to your message and post on all social media outlets (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok). Of course you can post as often as you like but we are asking you to make your Thunder Clap post,
Friday, June 5th and each Friday thereafter.
The Otto Schoitz Foundation awards $668,500 to organizations aligned with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley. Learn more.
Accepting Fall 2020 applications now. Details below.
UNI Classes Seeking Clients for Student Work
Has your organization needed to shift its publications or develop new modes of communication? UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have publications created.
Examples include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Communication topics can include issues other than COVID-19. Please contact
Adrienne Lamberti, Ph.D.
, for more information.
Learn more about Virtual Golf Fundraisers, How to Host a Virtual Gala and more. Trainings focus on fundraising, board development, volunteer management, marketing, social media, organizational leadership, and capacity building. Offering daily webinars!
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This is a great blog, with inspiring quotes and tidbits of really helpful information for fundraisers. Learn more
All session resources have been shared on our
COVID-19 Resource Page
. Find resources on statewide response funds, webinar recordings, articles and blogs, sample templates and other resources for employees and employers.
Qualifying organizations may now apply for funding in the Fall 2020 Grant Cycle via the Foundation's online grant management system found on their website
Priority will be given to ... Applications are due July 10, 2020.
The Guernsey Charitable Foundation has updated its website,
, to better communicate with partner organizations. Beginning in the August 2020 grant cycle, there will be small changes to the application, and email submissions of grant and reporting documents will be encouraged. Reach out to Executive Director, Casey Reints, with any questions at 319-226-3434 or
Grant application now available for Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund. Learn More
AmeriCorps - Poverty Reduction VISTA
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque has an immediate opening for an AmeriCorps position - Poverty Reduction VISTA, located in our Cedar Rapids office from June 2020-June 2021. This position will work with the community to research poverty reduction strategies, establish partnerships and develop methods to reduce poverty with the immigrant population that we serve. For more information about living allowance, health benefits and to complete an application, please go here.
The ideal Human Resources Manager will be a vital component of the Engagement Department in engaging the staff and community to partner with the Food Bank in the fight against hunger. This team member must demonstrate outstanding organizational, planning & implementation skills, in order to provide optimal experiences for NEIFB staff. The ability to work in a fast-paced and progressive environment will be key to success in this role. Learn more online.
CVNA Members...and NonMembers...
Did you get yours?
Many of you have renewed your membership with CVNA. We want to continue to serve you. If you did not get your invitation in the mail, please let
know. If you don't want to wait, go online and