Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 144
October 31, 2016
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Free Webinar Opportunities...

Free Upcoming Webinars to take advantage of....

November 8, 2016                                 December 13, 2016
12-1 p.m. CST                                       12-1 o,m, CST
Boards Roles & Responsibilities               Characteristics of a Financially
Register                                              Healthy Nonprofit

January 24, 2017
12-1 p.m. CST
10 Steps of Budgeting
Free Training Opportunity...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa has organized an upcoming training, Advice From Child Molesters: How To Protect Your Children.

When:  Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Where: The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Time:    1-4 p.m.
Research indicates that one in four girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused prior to their 18th birthday. Few offenders are caught because they work just as hard to deceive adults as they do to seduce and silence their victims. 

Please join us for this free presentation.  To register (open to the first 48 people to RSVP) and to meet the presenters, please click here.

WARNING: This workshop incorporates videotaped interviews with convicted sex offenders and graphic discussions about sexual crimes and child abuse. Participants with a personal history of abuse are encouraged to have support people available following the presentation. Children and teens should not attend.
AFP Luncheon...

This year's National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and AFP NEIA chapter's Fundraising Workshop for professionals is coming soon!

When:  Thursday, November 10  
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, IA.
Time:   11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For cost and to RSVP, please click here .

The Fundraising Workshop schedule in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on  November 10  is set! The workshop is designed for Fundraising, Marketing and Executive Director professionals. 

Workshop Schedule: 1:15-4:30 p.m.

For break out times, cost and to register for workshop session, please
Community Events...
10th Annual Dinner/Dance

When:  Friday, November 11, 2016
Where: Isle Casino Ballroom
Time:   6:30 p.m. Social,7:00 p.m.                     Dinner
Cost:  $50 each or table of 8 for $350)

Please join us for our annual Gala honoring our community Veterans.  Your contributions support a great cause and are tax deductible.  For tickets or to make a donation, please call 319-234-1793 and ask to speak to Jesse or Dianne. 
Request for Proposals...

The Waterloo Community Foundation (WCF) seeks grant proposals from qualified organizations for projects or programs that benefit the community of Waterloo and, in limited situations its vicinity.  Grant proposals must detail how funds will improve and benefit our community and citizens in one of four areas:  health and human services; arts and culture; education or economic development.   A total of four grants will be awarded up to $5,000 each.  Matching funds are not required, but partnerships are encouraged. 
Completed applications with supporting documents must be submitted to WCF on or before Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  All applicants will be notified the week of December 12, 2016 of the Grant Committee's decision.  Grants must be expended between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.  Evaluations are due 30 days after the conclusion of the program/project.
All applicants are encouraged, but not required to attend an informational meeting on Friday, October 14 at 8:30 am at the Philanthropy Center, 425 Cedar Street, 3rd floor.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Michelle Temeyer at  Michelle.Temeyer@wloocommunityfoundation.org or (319) 883-6022.
Current Job Openings...

Job Title:  Network Data Coordinator

This position is responsible for the data-entry functions related to product distribution, food procurement, and network receipting and reporting. In addition this position works with the Receiving and Inventory Control Coordinator on all aspects of receiving and inventory.

(Minimum) AA degree in an affiliated field, BA preferred.  Must have skills and experience related to inventory and database systems. 

For information on this position and how to apply, please 

Job Title:  Events and Communications Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa seeks three (3) candidates for our Special Events & Communications Internship (un-paid) opportunities at our Waterloo office. The intern will work closely with the Development Director & Executive Director and will assist in the event planning process from start to finish. This volunteer should have genuine written and verbal communication skills and possess foundational organization skills. This position will be a great fit for a student looking to enhance or learn skills in the areas of event planning, hospitality, marketing, communications, public speaking, time management, non-profit management and organization and attention to details. No experience in hospitality or event planning is needed, but coachability and a passion for helping youth facing adversity is a must! Fall, spring, summer and year-round interns are needed, and the schedule and time period can be set by the successful intern candidate. The intern will create a professional development plan during the second week of the position that will identify professional and personal goals, action steps, and the learning that will need take place to ensure a successful internship experience. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to ashley.ludemann@iowabigs.com or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, 2530 University Ave #8, Waterloo, IA 50701.
Member Spotlight...

To ensure financial success for all children, The Job Foundation has, over the course of 9+ years, tailored its Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program (FSMP). The FSMP utilizes the internationally recognized Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) model to empower low-income youth toward their goals of financial success. It is noteworthy, that The Job Foundation adapted the CCT model to include a "Savings Link" and kept its focus on empowering children long before leading anti-poverty experts, such as those at The New America Foundation, began calling for these adaptions of the CCT model. The conditions we have set for students to meet are academic success, financial education, leadership development, savings, and abstinence from illegal activities.
  • The  Cause:  Financial education and asset building for children
  • The Mission: "To promote financial stewardship to students in Iowa's Cedar Valley through education, mentoring, and resources for the cause of economic advancement"
  • The Vision: "All Children Achieving Financial Success!"
  • The Method: Savings-linked Conditional Cash transfer to low income students under the conditions of financial education, savings, leadership development, academic success, and abstinence from illegal activities
  • The Reason: It's just the right thing to do. Plus, the success of even one child benefits us all. Financial disadvantage, in even one child, harms us all.
To read more on this great organization, please click here.

The Job Foundation has been a member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support.
Another Community Event...

Happy Fall...
and don't forget to fall backwards with your clocks this weekend...

State Representatives News Updates...

Please click here  for the most updated information from Bob Kressig

Please click here for the most updated information from Sandy Salmon

Please click here for the most updated information from Walt Rogers

Please click here for most updated information from Jeff Danielson

Please click here for the most updated information from William Dotzler

Please click here for the most updated information from Bill Dix

Please click here for the most updated information on Timi Brown Powers

We Don't Want You To Miss A Thing!

Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first two years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 74 member organizations
  • 5 investors
  • 1,292 program registrations
  • 83.5 hours of programming
  • 144 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 143 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart Innovation" award in 2013
  • Partners with NLA (advertise job postings Nationwide)
  • Partners with Idealware
Check out the other benefits of membership HERE If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE

If you have any questions, please email CVNA Coordinator at 
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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:  2016 & 2017
  • December 2nd - Legislative Forum
  • February 13th - Explor=A=Ganza
  • April 6th - NP Luncheon 
  • June 1st - Lean Experimentation
  • August 3rd - Board Engagement
  • October 5th - Effective Meeting Planning Design
  • December 1st - Legislative Forum
There will also be some added"special training" presentations for 2017 so for  the most updated
information please visit our resources section and stay tuned to our web-site for additional information.
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