Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
A Conversation on Nonprofit Advocacy - Join us THIS Thursday!

When: Thursday, January 27th, 2022, 9:00am-10:30am
Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Community Room

Join us for a conversation with Barb Prather, Executive Director at Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Dave Stone, Advocacy Officer at United Way of Central Iowa about the importance of advocacy work for nonprofits.

CEO Network

When: Wednesday, February 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.

Nonprofit Explore-a-Ganza! - Register your organization TODAY!

When: Monday, February 7th, 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Where: UNI Commons Ballroom

The Explor-a-Ganza is an excellent opportunity for you to meet UNI students as well as share internship, job, and volunteer opportunities that your organization has to offer!

This annual event is co-hosted by the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Marketing Network Meet-Up!

When: Tuesday, February 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. An link to join will be emailed to you ahead of the meeting.

GrantWriting Power Hour

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

GrantWriting Power Hour is ready to kick off 2022 and is inviting you to its first virtual workshop of the year on February 15th, 2022! 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 THIS month for a special announcement of 2022 programming!
Community News & Events
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.
Nominations are now OPEN for the 2022 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame Awards!

The Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame is the most prestigious state-level honor volunteers can receive; the people selected have freely given their precious time and talent in countless ways to benefit others and have forever changed their community, the state, the nation, or the world. Inductees are recognized during a special ceremony held in the State Capitol Building and their names are engraved on the Volunteer Hall of Fame plaque on permanent display in the State Historical Museum. Since the award’s inception in 1989, over 175 Iowans have been honored.

Nomination may be submitted by anyone familiar with the nominee's volunteer commitment and impact. Nominees must live or operate in Iowa: individuals, national service members, families, groups, organizations, nonprofits, businesses, or corporations may be nominated. 

Nominations are due by 6:00pm on January 28, 2022 and the nomination form can be accessed here.
Register for Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity - Last chance to register!

What is Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity? Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity, or the “Quest,” is a voluntary program that moves people through a collection of projects and resources available at The resources on the website were made by and for people in the Cedar Valley to promote racial justice and activate change in our communities. The Quest’s collection of local materials include essays, videos, performances, artwork, music, podcasts, toolkits, events, and more.

When is the next Quest? The next Quest begins on January 31, 2022.

How long is the Quest? The Quest is six weeks long. Each week, participants on the Quest will receive a newsletter that will guide them as they cultivate habits of consciously and consistently practicing anti-racism. We recommend setting aside at least one hour per week to engage the materials. If participating with a small group, we recommend setting aside an additional hour each week for discussion.

Who can join the Quest? Anyone can participate in the Quest. However, materials and projects are most appropriate for people over the age of 18.

How do I sign up? Register here. Registration ensures that you will receive the weekly newsletter.
Job Opportunities
Scholarship and Grant Manager

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is seeking a full-time Scholarship and Grant Manager with a passion for helping students reach their goals and a desire to make our community a better place for everyone. The person in this position is instrumental in ensuring assigned scholarship and grant processes operate efficiently and effectively. This position works closely with scholarship applicants, fund advisors, selection committees, and the CFNEIA team to ensure proper processes and systems are employed to create the greatest impact for students, nonprofits, and communities. CFNEIA is a leader in local philanthropy and the largest non-university scholarship provider in northeast Iowa, awarding over $500,000 in scholarships annually across our 20-county region in Iowa.

For more details about this position visit our website!
President, Cedar Valley United Way

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides vision and strategic leadership to the Cedar Valley United Way (CVUW) to ensure that the vision and mission are well understood; community needs are effectively identified; and that the organizational mission is communicated consistently to staff, board members and volunteers so that they can effectively support the advancement of the CVUW mission. The CEO serves as the symbol of the organization and is committed to providing the highest quality services and sound financial operations; working in collaboration with others in the communities served; and assuring that CVUW is a recognized leader as a premier model for social change through its funding allocations and programs. The CEO will be highly visible and active in the development of meaningful partnerships within both the public and private sectors throughout the community.

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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