May 2021
Thrive Cohort Engages Emerging Nonprofit Leaders
The Community Foundation is proud to announce the beginning of the Thrive Cohort, a new partnership with five emerging Black and Brown leaders. For the past few years, the Community Foundation has been actively discussing new ways to support emerging nonprofit organizations. At the same time, our staff has also been looking for ways to build racial equity through its work to support nonprofits. Within the challenges of 2020, an opportunity to combine the two efforts emerged. Find out about this effort and more news in the latest newsletter here.

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
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News for Nonprofits
Recently Recorded Community Foundation Events Available
The Community Learning Series presented Working Together to Reduce Youth Violence on Tuesday, May 4 via Zoom. If you were unable to attend, you can find a recap and recording of the event here.
The Nonprofit Network recently held Nonprofit Know-How: Advocacy & Lobbying 101 on Thursday, April 22 via Zoom. The Alliance for Justice shared an outstanding presentation with attendees. Please email Carrie Walker to receive a link to the recording, which is available through mid-June.
Local Groups Host Online Trainings in May
The Leaders In Volunteerism will host a virtual Spring Conference focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, on Thursday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See featured speakers and training topics, cost, and register here.
ATD Hawkeye Chapter will host its annual Nonprofit Training Day on Tuesday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The 2021 theme is "Thriving Today: as a Leader, as a Team Member, and as a Volunteer." See featured speakers and training topics, cost, and register here.

Wellmark Foundation MATCH Grant Application Available
The Wellmark Foundation MATCH (Matching Assets to Community Health) grants are now accepting applications to support communities across Iowa and South Dakota. Small MATCH grants (requests up to $25,000) are due on May 26, 2021. For complete details on eligibility requirements and application process, visit here for a PDF file or here for the website.

Derecho Storm & COVID-19 Nonprofit News & Resources
Training Opportunities
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12 p.m.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12 p.m.

Executive Director
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12 p.m.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 12 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Webinar via Zoom
Cost: $30 non-members; $10 members

Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m.
Virtual event
Cost: $35 includes all sessions

Tuesday, June 8 to Thursday, June 10, 2021 (virtual)
Annual gathering for those who are called upon to help with disaster strikes.
Cost: Free
Agenda, list of presenters, and registration link here.

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