GrantWriting Power Hour - Date Change

Mark your calendars for the next GrantWriting Power Hour on April 2nd from 11am to noon @ UNI-CUE ( note location change since last newsletter)

This months topic will be on Budgeting.  Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while you learn.  No need to RSVP, just show up!

CVNA Marketing Meet Up 

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd, noon to 1pm at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls) as Scott Burak with Red Lab Technologies discusses Rise to the Top - know Your SEO.

Still not sure how search engine optimization can help your nonprofit, or what it is? Cedar Falls-based Red Lab Technologies will be helping our Marketing Meet Up group get answers and solutions to these questions and more.  Scott Burak from Red Lab and his team will talk to attendees about how SEO and search engines work, and how we can optimize search results. Optimization topics include on page methods like keywords and topics; off page methods, including social linking; and technical methods such as site speed, mobile optimization and more. Please join us and learn how to rise to the top of the online list for people searching for your services.

Please click here to RSVP.  

SuperSTAR Supervision Presentation 

Join us on April 9th from 9-10:30 am for another great CVNA hosted presentation.  This event will take place at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls).  Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members
Please click here to RSVP.

Dr. Beth Triplett, Leadership Dots will present SuperSTAR Supervision. 
Through hiring, training, coaching and evaluating, your work as a supervisor shapes individual lives as well as your department's performance. Whether you are a newer supervisor or an experienced veteran, supervision is an area where we can always learn and improve, especially when supervising younger employees. Come enhance you  professional skill repertoire while heightening the intentionality of your supervision through the sharing of tips and strategies to make you a S.T.A.R. in your most important role.

Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association Coodinator

The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association is a vibrant network of leaders in northeast Iowa who amplify the voice of the nonprofit sector. Together members create sustainable connections that improve outcomes for the entire Cedar Valley. 
The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association is seeking candidates to serve as its Coordinator. Duties include coordinating and marketing events, managing the website, and assisting the steering committee in leading the vision of the CVNA. Ideal candidates will have great organizational skills, strong communication skills, and experience in event coordination, email marketing services, and web content management.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Are You Interested

The University of Northern Iowa Professional Writing Program is in need of individual and organizational clients for fall 2019 courses who wish to have print and digital publications created.  These publications could include newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. 

If you are interested in being a client, please contact Dr. A. Lamberti  for more information.

Things to do in the Cedar Valley

Taking the Guesswork Out of Fundraising

Data-Driven Fundraising That Will Impress Your Colleagues
and Raise More Money on Tuesday, April 16 from 11am to 1pm at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hall (120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo)

Presenter: M. Linda Wastyn
Lunch will be provided
RSVP for this event here by Monday, April 15.

Thank You

It has been my pleasure serving as the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Associations Coordinator. I have decided to step down in my role however, I will cherish the friendships, networking and support  from all of you over the past 5+ years.   I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association and look forward to  following  the direction of this great  organization and its leaders. 

Holly Dusenbery
 In our first 7 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 83 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,996 program registrations
  • 205 hours of programming
  • 206 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 231 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 Idealware
  • Developed a new website 2017
  • Created Seal of Distinction & Premier Internship Program
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 

Share your good news with the CVNA and be featured in future e-newsletters.   Have you implemented an innovative idea?  Are you hiring?  Have you created or updated your website?  Are you hosting an event?   Let the CVNA spread the word. 

To submit an item for the next newsletter, click on the  submit news page.  Please note that only member organizations who have submitted membership applications may post items.  The newsletter is published every two weeks.
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