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  Holly@cedarvalleynonprofits.org.

Getting Started With McElroy Trust

Want to learn more about the McElroy Trust?  
Attend Getting Started with the McElroy Trust on 
December 3 from noon - 1pm at the Trust office 425 Cedar Street, Suite 312, Waterloo, IA.  Free lunch provided.  No charge!

This session is open to all, but specifically designed for applicants and grant writers who haven't worked with the McElroy Trust in the past. This session is an orientation to the McElroy Trust's LOI and application process. We'll provide details about our online system, how to apply, and the goal of each question. We'll even share a few tips about what grant reviewers are looking for when you answer questions.  

If you are not able to attend on December 3, no problem. We expect to offer the session a few times per year including by webinar.

Please RSVP to  Megan@mcelroytrust.org by 12/1 - All welcome to attend!

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  cyd@thejobfoundation.org by November 15, 5:00 p.m. For full job description, please click here

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time, bilingual Administrative Assistant in the Waterloo office. This position will provide support for the Waterloo-based staff in all departments and is responsible for managing overall office hospitality, organization and scheduling. Previous administrative experience and being fluent in both English and Spanish is required . Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org.

Grant Writing For Dummies

The GrantWriting Power Hour group met a few weeks ago and wanted to share the following resources:
Gift Giving 

This holiday season, JCI Cedar Valley (Jaycees) is looking to support local youth serving nonprofits!  Hundreds of toys are donated each November and December through our "Gift of Giving" event, and the partnership formed we've with Blain's Farm and Fleet.  If your organization would like to receive an in-kind toy donation, please email Jordan Shanks before Friday, Nov. 30th.  

Please include the approx. how many toys you would need and the age range of the children you serve.

R elocating or Expanding?

Is your nonprofit in need of a new space? Are you in need of something bigger or more visible or more accessible?  Would you be interested in 
partnerin g with other agencies also in need of a better location? If so, contact Tom Wickersham ( twickersham@cfneia.org ) at the Community
Foundation of Northeast Iowa to connect with other agencies who are interested in collaborating in a shared location or campus concept. 

Foundation Announces Fall 2018 Awards 

The Otto Schoitz Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $905,500 to organizations aligned with
its mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley. This announcement brings the total awards given by the Otto Schoitz Foundation since its inception in 2016 to just over $3.4 [read more...]

CVNA is Thankful for all you do...

 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 82 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,908 program registrations
  • 199 hours of programming
  • 197 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 221 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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