Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
Authentic Allyship and How to Talk About It

When: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2022, 9:00am-10:30am
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room (Virtual Option Available)

Over the past two years, the national conversation about racial equity and justice has shifted to the forefront. If your nonprofit organization doesn’t focus on this kind of work, it can be challenging to decide what to say about it. Moxie is here to help. Beth Cox Hollingsworth, content and strategy director, and Jen Gilbert, senior copywriter, will discuss:

  • The difference between performative and authentic allyship
  • Tips for authentic allyship
  • Inclusive language
  • The power of storytelling

Join us for an open conversation as we all learn and grow together in this important work!

CEO Network

When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

If you’re a CEO/ Executive Director of a service providing organization (not grantmaking organization), we’d love for you to join our CEO Network!

The purpose of this network is to build stronger relationships, explore new partnerships, share expertise and solve community issues. There will not be a formal agenda or presentation. You, as CEOs, will build the agenda the day of the meeting to address pertinent & timely topics.

Marketing Network Meet-Up!

When: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, Noon-1:00pm
Where: It's Virtual!

Join other marketing professionals for this monthly meet-up to discuss marketing-specific topics, strategies, issues, success, etc.! The goal of this group is to build a community of marketing professionals to support one another from month to month!

These regular meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month from Noon-1:00pm, virtually. A link to join will be emailed to you ahead of the meeting.

GrantWriting Power Hour

When: Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
Where: It's Virtual!

Join the Grantwriting Power Hour networking group to talk all things GRANTS and connect with other grantwriters in the Cedar Valley. Learn, grow, and build relationships with your colleagues. Please RSVP using the link below, and a link to join the session virtually will be shared with you!

All GWPH events for the 2022 year have been added to the CVNA Website! Please take a look at our Upcoming Events page to learn about these opportunities and more for the 2022 year!

CVNA's 2022 Program Line Up
Stay tuned for a special announcement of 2022 programming!
Community News & Events
VALU Training - Recognizing and Developing Talent

When: Thursday, March 31st, 2022, 10:00-11:30am
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley hosts monthly VALU (Volunteer Administrator Leaders Unite) trainings to explore volunteering topics, share best practices about volunteer programs, and learn from one another engaging volunteers into programming.

Register to attend here.
Leader Valley invites you to participate in upcoming leadership series!

Designed to foster personal & professional leadership skills and capacity building within teams, Leader Valley offers leadership courses with a practical edge. Walk away with a plan to implement best practices that are proven game-changers. From individuals to larger teams, these courses are the perfect investment for anyone looking to level up their leadership capacity.

For additional information and to register for upcoming sessions, visit their website.
UNI wants to help your organization's communication needs!

UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have publications created. Examples include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards.

Please contact Adrienne Lamberti at for more information.
Updates from UNI's Office of Community Engagement

Office of Community Engagement Strategic Planning
UNI's Office of Community Engagement is in the process of developing their next strategic plan. We invite you to give us feedback for our planning process by taking this short survey:

Board Match: UNI’s Board of Directors Matching Program
The Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley can assist nonprofit organizations in recruiting UNI faculty, staff, and students that want to serve on a board of directors. If you are interested in learning more, click here.  

Cedar Valley Green Competition: Solving Sustainability Problems
Iowa Waste Reduction Center, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, and the Office of Community Engagement is hosting a program to find innovative ideas to reduce waste going to landfills. This will be a competition where teams will pitch their ideas to reduce waste. There will be $500 for the best pitch, and the chance for an investment of $5,000 for the best, implementable idea. This is a campus/community event inviting all community members to participate. For more information and to register to attend the first session, click here.

Job Opportunities
Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will support a range of operational and administrative
needs, under the direction of the Executive Director. To perform this job, successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to work independently and with others, think strategically, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

For more details about this position visit our website!
If you are a CVNA member and you'd like to post an open position with us, please email our Coordinator, Andrea at!
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