Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
A Conversation on Nonprofit Advocacy

When: Thursday, January 27th, 2022, 9:00am-10:30am
Where: TBD

Join us for a conversation with Barb Prather, Executive Director at Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Dave Stone, Advocacy Officer at United Way of Central Iowa about the importance of advocacy work for nonprofits.

CEO Network

When: Wednesday, January 5th, 2021, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

If you’re a CEO/ Executive Director of a service providing organization (not grantmaking organization), we’d love for you to join our CEO Network!

The purpose of this network is to build stronger relationships, explore new partnerships, share expertise and solve community issues. There will not be a formal agenda or presentation. You, as CEOs, will build the agenda the day of the meeting to address pertinent & timely topics.

CVNA's 2022 Program Line Up
We're currently working to set our program line up for the 2022 year! If you have a speaker idea, specific topic, or feedback you'd like us to consider please share here!
Community News & Events
Register for Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity

What is Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity? Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity, or the “Quest,” is a voluntary program that moves people through a collection of projects and resources available at The resources on the website were made by and for people in the Cedar Valley to promote racial justice and activate change in our communities. The Quest’s collection of local materials include essays, videos, performances, artwork, music, podcasts, toolkits, events, and more.

When is the next Quest? The next Quest begins on January 31, 2022.

How long is the Quest? The Quest is six weeks long. Each week, participants on the Quest will receive a newsletter that will guide them as they cultivate habits of consciously and consistently practicing anti-racism. We recommend setting aside at least one hour per week to engage the materials. If participating with a small group, we recommend setting aside an additional hour each week for discussion.

Who can join the Quest? Anyone can participate in the Quest. However, materials and projects are most appropriate for people over the age of 18.

How do I sign up? Register here. Registration ensures that you will receive the weekly newsletter.
Congratulations to our Winner!

CVNA Member, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is the winner of our drawing for a 50% off event room rental at Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls!

A BIG thanks goes to Cardinal Construction for donating this opportunity!
New Guidance on Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

More nonprofit employees relying on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program should have greater and easier access to student loan forgiveness under a U.S. Department of Education announcement.

Nonprofit employees who believe they are eligible for forgiveness or wish to have their employment at their current nonprofit employer certified as eligible under PSLF should take action by October 31, 2022, through the PSLF Help Tool, available at

For more information see the Good News for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Borrowers and the resources below. Additional guidance and regulations from the Department of Education is expected soon.

Annual Leadership Series

Invest in yourself and your team by registering for Leader Valley’s annual Leadership Series. This year’s Leadership Series offers four courses designed to foster personal & professional leadership development: 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Unconscious Bias.

Nonprofit professionals are eligible for the group discount as one organization or by teaming up with other organizations.

To learn more, visit
What's Fair? Exploring Social Justice in America - Free Online Course

Social justice is complicated. No matter what your personal, professional or community roles are, the topic is difficult to pin down. This short course helps you explore social justice using a broad lens, including race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, birthplace, economic status, history, education and politics.

To learn more about this event visit their website.
Job Opportunities
Vice President of Community Impact

The Vice President of Community Impact works directly with the President & CEO, Executive Leadership team, and the Board of Directors to move strategies and community initiatives efforts forward. The Vice President of Community Impact will oversee the Community Impact team with a focus on charitable giving and grantmaking. The Vice President of Community Impact will be responsible for connecting, integrating and streamlining department functions and objectives to improve the experience for stakeholders with a focus on strategic plan goal completion.    

This position is responsible for the organizational assessment and creation of the Community Impact team and will supervise and manage the development and program directors. The position is responsible for ensuring delivery on core asset development and grantmaking goals, as well as working with the VP of Finance & Operations and President & CEO to further expand the integration of the Community Impact team concept, and work in collaboration to achieve strategic plan goals and objectives. The person in this position must demonstrate professional and personal commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and must be able to work in a team environment to lead organizational change.  

For more details about this position visit our website!
If you are a CVNA member and you'd like to post an open position with us, please email our Coordinator, Andrea at!
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