December 2020
The End of the Unprecedented Year
What can we say about 2020? Unprecedented, unimaginable, uncertain, and unlikely are all words engrained in my memories from 2020. It's been an interesting time, and I'm proud of all we accomplished together despite the challenges we faced.
Happy Holidays to you, my nonprofit friends. You do incredible work to make our community a better place to live, work, play, include, and care for others.
Stay safe, be well, and as always, stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
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319-360-3950 (mobile)
News for Nonprofits
Derecho Storm Nonprofit News Briefs and Resources
Apply Now for Arts & Culture Recovery Funds
Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs have launched an Iowa Arts & Cultural Recovery Program to provide short-term relief to arts venues, cultural organizations, and creative workers who have lost significant business or income due to the pandemic. Grants will range from $1,000 to $250,000 for arts and cultural organizations and eligible Iowa artists who can demonstrate revenue lost due to the pandemic. The state has allocated $7 million of federal CARES Act funds for the program. Application deadline is 12 p.m. CST on December 11, 2020. Find information here.

Join the Next Group of Future Board Members with BOLD Program
Applications for United Way of East Central Iowa's Board Orientation & Leadership Development (BOLD) program are now available. This program equips those interested in board service with the knowledge and skills needed to serve on a nonprofit board or committee. This will be the third class to participate in the six-month program. One of the core goals of the BOLD program is to increase the diversity of volunteer leadership in our community. For the Class of 2021, United Way and the Cedar Rapids NAACP have partnered to provide scholarships for up to four BOLD participants that are part of diverse communities such as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and other groups who are not often represented in nonprofit governance. Program applications are due on January 5, 2021. Program details here, schedule here, and application here.

COVID-19 Nonprofit News Briefs, Alerts, and Helpful Articles
Training Opportunities
If you are not on the email list and would like to be added, or are not receiving emails, please contact Carrie Walker at All meetings held virtual on Zoom until further notice.

Managers Peer Group
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12 p.m.

Development & Marketing
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12 p.m.

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12 p.m.

Executive Director
Tuesday, January 5, 2020, 12 p.m.

When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page.
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