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

When: Thursday, 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: TODAY! 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!

Coming soon - CVNA's 2022 Membership Renewals!
CVNA membership renewals are on their way! Additional information about joining or renewing your current membership will be included in upcoming newsletters!

If you have questions, please email!
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.
YWCA Women of Persimmon - Honor an Extraordinary Woman you know, nominate her today!

The YWCA seeks nominations for their 16th annual Women of Persimmon awards. Women of Persimmon awards recognize women and organizations who work to create opportunities for women and girls and improve the lives of all who live in the Cedar Valley community. These women and organizations exemplify the mission of the YWCA - to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

Nominations may be submitted in the following categories: Professional/Business Woman; Volunteer; Young Woman of Tomorrow (for women ages 18 - 25); Youth Advocate; and Business/Organization that Empowers Women. Descriptions of each category are included in the nomination packet.

Nominations forms must be received by Monday, March 7, 2022. A Nomination form available at the YWCA front office; online at; or by calling or emailing Cindy Mohr at 319-234-7589 ext. 227 or
Leader Valley invites you to participate in upcoming leadership workshop!

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.
Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon

When: Wednesday April 13th, 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Commons Ballroom, UNI's Campus

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards that will be presented are for individuals and organizations.
To RSVP email

To submit an award nomination complete this link: Nominations are due by Friday, March 11th!
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!
Manager of Donor Relations and Data Services

CFNEIA is seeking a database professional with excellent customer service skills to serve as our Manager of Donor Relations and Data Services. The person in this position is responsible for leading relations data management and research for the Foundation to ensure accuracy while providing exceptional customer service to donors, nonprofits, volunteers, and other stakeholders. The Manager of Donor Relations and Data Services works closely with all departments to develop data queries, create communication lists, and provide essential reports. We are excited to find an individual that is committed to being part of a team working to build strong and equitable communities.

For more details about this position visit our website!
Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all
of The Job Foundation’s fundraising, including individual and corporate donations, events, and grant writing.

For more details about this position visit our website!
Elementary Education Coordinator

The Elementary Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Elementary Education financial and leadership lessons and monitoring Elementary Students performances. Work collaboratively with the Secondary Education Coordinator preparing for middle school lesson and other clerical support responsibilities.

For more details about this position visit our website!
Secondary Education Coordinator

The Secondary Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Secondary Education financial and leadership lessons.

For more details about this position visit our website!
Program Manager

The Program Manager serves the Waterloo Community Foundation and works with the Executive Director to carry out the Foundation’s mission which is to “provide a lean and transparent partnership to those who wish to contribute resources for the betterment of the greater Waterloo, Iowa community.” The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the community programs including competitive grant and scholarship programs along with the communication strategies of the Waterloo Community Foundation.

For more details about this position visit our website!
Assistant/Associate Director - The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

LAWINRC is seeking an energetic Assistant or Associate Director who is knowledgeable and passionate about the nonprofit sector. The individual hired to fill this position will carry out the Center’s work by providing professional assistance to Iowa’s nonprofit community through one-on-one advising; group training sessions; researching and writing content for the Center’s printed materials and online platforms; planning conferences; engaging in fundraising efforts; supporting the Center’s teaching mission; and bearing responsibility for some of the Center’s day-to-day operations. The position will require work both on and off the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Remote work may be considered for this position depending on the candidate’s location and interest. 

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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