Marketing Meet-Up Group 

Join us November 8th from noon - 1pm at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa for a great discussion on google adwords as well as other programs to assist in promoting your non-profit. 

As Vice President of VGM Forbin, Christina Throndson's daily focus is a creative mashup of sales, marketing, content and networking, supporting each team in their  online challenges and preparing for the "what's next" of digital. A New Media Marketing and Search Engine Marketing/Optimization specialist, Christina has more than 15 years of experience in the field with the vast majority of her time spent planning and executing online campaigns for VGM's largest vendor partners and members.

To register, please click here .  Free for CVNA members, all others $25.

Legislative Forum 

Please join us for this years 7th annual Legislative Forum on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 8-9:30am at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls). Free!

This is a great venue to have your voice heard and is offered to all CVNA members. Click here to register, priority given to CVNA members.  

If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed to our Legislative panel, please email them ahead of time to

Changing the Charity Paradigm

How Reimagine Charity Can Change Lives and Restore Community 

Based on the work and writings of noted community developer Robert Lupton (Toxic  Charity, Charity Detox), this dynamic, practical workshop generates fresh ideas and energy  for non-profits, churches, service organizations, and business owners who wish to pursue real  and lasting community change.
Through exercises and small group interaction, participants will work on real-life initiatives  and come away prepared to re-vitalize their own community service work and projects.
Join us on November 14th from 9am - 4pm at Wartburg College.  For full details and to learn more about this unique workshop or register, CLICK HERE!   

Job Openings

Job Title:  Program Director

The Job Foundation, a not-for-profit Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program and is committed to ending financial disadvantage, especially repeat generational poverty.  The Job Foundation vision is "All Children Achieving Financial Success."

Please have a cover letter, resume and three references submitted to by November 15, 5:00 p.m. For full job description, please click here

Hawkeye still has two open slots for VISTA members. Please help us recruit a Volunteer Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator for the new Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center in downtown Waterloo!
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation's most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. VISTAs build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities.
Do you know someone looking to add experience to their resume or with a passion for serving their community? Encourage them to apply now

Keep up-to-date with what's going on with our State Representatives & Legislative team (not all represented)

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 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 82 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,870 program registrations
  • 197 hours of programming
  • 196 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 219 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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