January 2020
Happy New Year 2020!
Happy New Year and thank you for participating in the Nonprofit Network! We look forward to seeing you throughout the year.
Please join us at a peer group or for Nonprofit Know-How "Grants at the Community Foundation in 2020" on January 15.
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Know-How Kicks Off 2020 on January 15
The Community Foundation will host "Nonprofit Know-How: Grants at the Community Foundation in 2020" on Wednesday, January 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
A taco bar will be offered at 11:30 a.m. followed by a panel discussion to offer insights about the grantmaking process at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Panelists include a former grant committee member, a former grant writer, and Community Foundation Program Officers. We will also review 2020 grant opportunities at the Community Foundation for local charitable nonprofits that provide services in Linn County.
Register  here . We request that you designate one to two individuals per organization to attend the session so that we may accommodate as many as possible. We have limited seats still available; if registration is full, please email Carrie Walker here to be added to the waiting list.
Nonprofit Know-How  is a fast, free, and focused training series presented by the Nonprofit Network.
Benton County Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Benton County Community Foundation's 2020 grant cycle. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or government entity serving Benton County. Applications are due on March 15, 2020. Please find more information here . First-time applicants should contact Dotti Thompson, program manager at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at 319.243.1358 or email here .
Training Opportunities
The Nonprofit Network invites local nonprofit professionals to participate in monthly peer learning and networking groups. Peer groups are open to those currently working for a nonprofit organization. Peer groups are not designed for job seekers, students, or vendors (unless noted).
Please email Carrie Walker if you would like to receive monthly email invitations for a specific group. An RSVP is necessary so we can order your free lunch.

Executive Director
Thursday, January 7, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

No Peer Group in January.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Friday, January 10, 2020, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Cedar Rapids location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Room 124, Cedar Rapids
Cost: ATD Members free; $20 non-members.
Register here .

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: AFP Members free; $25 non-members.
Register here .

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Free, RSVP required.
Register here . Limited seats available. Email Carrie Walker here to be placed on a waiting list.
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page .
324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319.366.2682  www.gcrcf.org