GrantWriting Power Hour - Date Change

Mark your calendars for the next GrantWriting Power Hour on April 2nd from 11am to noon @ the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  

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!

GrantWriting Power Hour is in the process of planning for the 2019 season and would like your assistance by taking a few minutes to answer these 5 short  survey questions.  
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 4th 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 your
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:  Volunteer and Events Coordinator

The Job Foundation, a not-for-profit Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program, is seeking a dedicated full-time Volunteer & Events Coordinator.  

The Job Foundation is committed to ending financial disadvantage, especial repeat generational poverty.  The Job Foundation's vision is "All Children Achieving Financial Success.".  The Coordinator will partner with volunteers in all areas of The Job Foundation for maximum impact on our children and their futures and manage the logistics of events. The ideal candidate will be a leader who can inspire others, have experience in planning multi-faceted events, solve problems and pay attention to detail.  For more details, please click here.  Interested candidates can email cover letter and resume to Cyd by March 15th @ 5p.m
Big Brothers Big Sisters Announcement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa announced their new executive director Friday.  Yolanda R. Williams comes to Waterloo from Omaha, Nebraska where she was a staff member with the Partnership 4 Kids mentoring organization [read more...]

Community Assessment Survey

We want to work together with you to make our community a better place! On behalf of your organization, please complete the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment for the Cedar Valley of Iowa.
We are asking leaders of local agencies to complete the survey in a way that reflects the clients they see on a regular basis. Please answer the questions as if you were answering on behalf of the largest group(s) of clients you assist. At the end of the survey there is space for you to leave additional feedback about needs in our community pertaining to the people you work with.  Thank you for your support!

Training Opportunities

Building Cohesive Leadership Teams Training

Join us on Tuesday, March 26th at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center from 10-4 for a tremendous day of  learning, leading, lunch, and effective networking! Organizational leaders and those responsible for  leadership development will learn practical techniques from Gale Mote, one of the top trainers in the
Midwest Region! You'll dive into critical discussions around trust, conflict, accountability, and effective meetings and have tools to implement immediately. Seats will fill fast, so get your team  registered soon!

Grant Preparation & Management Training
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm
@ Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.  No Registration fee!   Click here to make your reservation!

Is your organization interested in building capacity to manage state and federal grant funding?  Volunteer Iowa is hosting a one-day training open to staff, board members, volunteers, and national service members of organizations who want to become better skilled at preparing for and managing state and federal grant opportunities.  

Lunch is not provided; there will be a break to get lunch on your own.

Community Events

Calling all Monopoly board game lovers in the Cedar Valley! The Job Foundation is hosting a Valleyopoly Game Night! Valleyopoly is a monopoly-style board game customized to
highlight businesses in the Cedar Valley. 

The Valleyopoly Game Night will take place on Thursday, March 28,
2019 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Club located at 407 East Park Avenue, Waterloo. Tickets are $20 per person.  To learn more about Valleyopoly and to purchase tickets, please  click here

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank's 10th Empty Bowls event is happening March 29, 2019, from 6:00PM until 9:30PM at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa.  
Get your  tickets  today!

The event will include a live auction, silent auction, live music, a soup buffet, raffle drawings all night long, as well as an update on what hunger initiatives look like in northeast Iowa in 2019. 

Empty Bowls is an effort from artists, volunteers, businesses, students, restaurants, food-lovers, and ALL of northeast Iowa dedicated to alleviating hunger in our 16 county service area. All are welcome, and trust us, you DON'T want to miss this year's auction and raffle opportunities, we have quite a few surprises lined up for you.

 In our first 7 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 82 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,996 program registrations
  • 205 hours of programming
  • 205 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 230 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 

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