June 2021
Help Us Update the Nonprofit Consultant List
The Nonprofit Network hosts a Consultant List available by request to nonprofits seeking outside help in the areas of grant writing, team building, coaching, human resources, board development, diversity/equity/inclusion, accounting/finance, strategic planning, capital campaigns, and other areas of need. We provide this list as a resource to area nonprofits to find the best fit for their organizations and it should not be considered an endorsement.
If you have worked with an area consultant that should be on the list, please email me.

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
319-774-2375 (work voice mail)
319-360-3950 (mobile)
News for Nonprofits
Save The Date! Nonprofit Party Returns in September
The Community Foundation will host the Nonprofit Party at the Park on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Wanatee Park's Prairie Oak Lodge in Marion. The Nonprofit Party at the Museum was held in 2019 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, but 2020's event was cancelled due to the pandemic. We look forward to celebrating our nonprofit community with you in September! Watch for more information soon!
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Summer 2021 Grant Cycle
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its second grant cycle for 2021 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Grants will be awarded to organizations that enhance the quality of life in Linn County.
Grant applications can be submitted online at www.gcrcf.org. More information about funds and eligibility here.

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Begins Electronic Payment Transition
In the spring of 2021, the Community Foundation began a transition to electronic grant payments. If you have provided your organization’s bank information, grants may be paid via ACH and can be viewed under the “Payment History” tab in the “Applicant Dashboard” under “Grants” of our online portal. We appreciate your patience as we implement the new process that will allow for a more efficient distribution of funds. If you have any questions about ACH payments, please contact Bernadette Gladish, Program Associate, at 319-774-2374 or Bernadette.gladish@gcrcf.org.

Local Partners Seek Feedback Via Community Impact Assessment Survey
The United Way of East Central Iowa, Linn County, and the City of Cedar Rapids are collaborating to assess community needs and better support eastern Iowans. The Community Impact Assessment aims to raise common needs and concerns that individuals in eastern Iowa believe are important. This survey, which gathers data from five counties, will identify gaps to inform the way nonprofits work together for better outcomes. Find more information here.

Linn County Accepting Applications for Economic and Community Development Funds
The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for Linn County's Economic and Community Development Fund. The fund was established to foster and support economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Linn County. This competitive grant process is open to eligible organizations located in Linn County or whose work benefits Linn County residents. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on July 1, 2021. Information and application here.

Geonetric's Operation Overnight Selecting Nonprofits To Receive Website Overhauls
Geonetric is now accepting applications from area nonprofits in need of a new website or digital marketing services for its tenth annual Operation Overnight event. The event will occur on October 11-15. Applications are due on June 24, 2021. During Operation Overnight, Geonetric works with selected nonprofits to strategize, code, design, write, and launch a new website to help the organization fulfill its charitable mission. More information here.

Freedom Festival Parade Returns on June 26 and Offers Special Entry Rate for Nonprofits
The Freedom Festival Parade will return to downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. Nonprofits interested in participating in the parade should register here. The early entry fee for nonprofits is $25 before 10 a.m. on June 14. The nonprofit entry fee is $35 until the June 21 deadline to enter. More information here.

Derecho Storm & COVID-19 Nonprofit News & Resources
Training Opportunities
If you are not on the email list and would like to be added, or are not receiving emails, please contact Carrie Walker at carrie.walker@gcrcf.org. All meetings held virtual on Zoom until further notice.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12 p.m.

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 12 p.m.

All five peer groups do not meet in July. Peer groups resume in August! Watch for more information about our hybrid model that will begin in August. (Lunch returns as an option!)
Webinar exploring Nonprofit Sustainability
Wednesday, June 16, from 12-1 p.m. CST
Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12 p.m. CST
Webinar via Zoom
Cost: Free

October 5-7, 2021
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
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