Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 146
November 28, 2016
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Legislative Forum - This Friday, Don't Miss Out...
Please join us for this year's 5th annual Legislative Forum.  This years moderator will be Kaye Englin, President an CEO of The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed to our Legislative panel, please email them ahead of time to kenglin@cfneia.org. 

Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
           3117 Greenhill Circle  Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Time:   8-9:30 a.m.
Cost:   Free to CVNA members; $25 non-members

This is a great venue to have your voice heard ad is offered to all CVNA members.  If space is available, we will open up registration for non-members.  Please click here to register for the great forum.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  
New Overtime Rules Update...
Thank you to those who attended our training on the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules that were scheduled to take effect Thursday, December 1, 2016.  

It is our pleasure to assist the nonprofit community in providing information on subjects which allow us all to best fulfill our missions. W e wanted to make you aware that the new overtime rules have temporarily been halted by a federal court judge. Dickinson Law has provided this  article o n the current state of the overtime rules and what it may mean for your organization.
Member Spotlight...

In 1865 an ordained Methodist minister named William Booth and his wife Catherine formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the "unchurched" people living in poverty on London's East End. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics.
Many churches at the time required financial support from parishioners in exchange for attending worship.  The lower classes could not afford the amounts required by churches and therefore were left with nowhere to go to worship, so the Booths took stock of the situation and began holding their own worship services utilizing whatever space was available to them, usually conducting church in the same halls where they held their meal programs.

The "Christian Mission" became The Salvation Army in 1878 when it evolved on a quasi-military pattern.  Booth became "the General" and officers' ranks were given to his ministers. As of today, The Salvation Army's outreach has been expanded to include more 126 countries and the Gospel is preached by its officers in more than 160 languages.

You can make a difference this Christmas!  The Salvation Army is well-known for its annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign, which takes place every year in November and December.  The funds raised in the famous Red Kettles support the work of The Salvation Army throughout the year, accounting for nearly 40% of The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls' annual budget.

To read more on this great organization, please click here.

The Salvation Army has been a valued member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support.
Current Job Openings...

Job Title:  Fund Development Manager

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois are looking for a Development Manager to secure funding that supports character and leadership development programs for girls. Must have experience in development; know how to build a relationship, and connect the dots between the funder and the mission.

Job Title:  Age Level Specialist

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois are looking for an Age Level Specialist who is responsible for supporting and retaining adult volunteers and girl members by mentoring, developing, and delivering resources to assist volunteers in their work with girls. The Age Level Specialist works collaboratively with members of the Age Level Support team as well as cross-functionally with other departments to ensure achievement of the goals of the Girl Scouts. 

Location for both positions TBD (Waterloo, Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, West Burlington). For more information or to apply, please click here.


Job Title:  Strategic  Marketing Director

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks an enthusiastic and talented advocate for business and economic growth to become our full-time Strategic Marketing Director. The main responsibility is to provide brand communications and strategy for the organization, as well as collaborative communication initiatives with our affiliated organizations.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree and/or five years of related experience.
Complete job description at  www.cedarvalleyalliance.com . A portfolio of previous work, including writing samples and digital design, will be requested at the interview. 
Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to:
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber
10 West Fourth Street, Suite 310
Waterloo, IA 50701.
Free Webinar Opportunities...

Free Upcoming Webinars to take advantage of....

December 13, 2016
12-1 o,m, CST
Characteristics of a Financially                                      
Healthy Nonprofit

January 24, 2017
12-1 p.m. CST
10 Steps of Budgeting
State Representatives News Updates...

Please click here  for the most updated information from Bob Kressig

Please click here for the most updated information from Sandy Salmon

Please click here for the most updated information from Walt Rogers


Please click here for the most updated information from William Dotzler

Please click here for the most updated information from Bill Dix

Please click here  for the most updated information on Timi Brown Powers


Please click here for the most updated information on Ras Smith

We Don't Want You To Miss A Thing!

Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first two years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 74 member organizations
  • 5 investors
  • 1,292 program registrations
  • 83.5 hours of programming
  • 146 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 147 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 NLA (advertise job postings Nationwide)
  • Partners with Idealware
Check out the other benefits of membership HERE If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE

If you have any questions, please email CVNA Coordinator at 
Share your good news with the CVNA and be featured in future e-newsletters.   Have you implemented an innovative idea?  Are you hiring?  Have you created or updated your website?  Are you hosting an event?   Let the CVNA spread the word. 

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submit news  page.  Please note that only member organizations who have submitted membership applications may post items.  The newsletter is published every two weeks.




CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:  2016 & 2017
  • December 2nd - Legislative Forum
  • February 13th - Explor-A-Ganza
  • April 6th - NP Luncheon 
  • June 1st - Lean Experimentation
  • August 3rd - Board Engagement
  • October 5th - Effective Meeting Planning Design
  • December 1st - Legislative Forum
There will also be some added"special training" presentations for 2017 so for  the most updated
information please visit our resources section and stay tuned to our web-site for additional information.
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