Are you Ready for Strategic Planning?
Budget shortfall? New clients? Board members confused? Staff feeling unmotivated? When faced with tough organizational questions, we often turn to strategic planning as the answer.
In this session you will explore when strategic planning can help, and when it's just a distraction. Each participant will complete a strategic planning assessment to consider your readiness for planning. During this session you'll also learn key components of great strategic plans. Finally, there will be plenty of time to share tips and tricks with other participants to create a successful strategic planning process.
When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Where: The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Presenter: Jordon Vernoy of Feeding America!
Please RSVP by Monday, June 3.
Free for CVNA Members; $25 for non-members.
Please join nearly 30 community partners as we bring the Urban Alliance team from Kalamazoo, Michigan to the Cedar Valley.
Personally, I was first inspired with the "Momentum Project" at the Future Ready Iowa Conference this past fall where they shared their local success. Since that conference, many of us have been meeting on a regular basis to leverage their expertise, and to begin to think about various strategies we could implement locally to create positive change. We are definitely invested in bringing this programming to the Cedar Valley! Following the community meetings and input, we will be developing a strategic process to move forward with the local launch! ~ Kaye Englin, President & CEO, CFNEIA
To learn more about this great project, you can visit their
. The Urban Alliance team have generously offered to assist our community in the launch of this program, including sharing best practices and curriculum tools. We are SO grateful for their generous encouragement!
Please see all the event details
, and share the invitation widely. There are three different opportunities for community input and learning together, as well as a targeted focus group to hear directly from our potential community program participants.
When: June 17, 2019
Location: Community Forum Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center 120 Jefferson St. Waterloo
Tickets are NOW on Sale!
The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association is a proud sponsor of the
Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa
! Don't miss this unique event coming to Iowa on Thursday, August 22. Stay tuned for more information as public registration opens in June. This event is expected to sell out!
Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa!
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
More on Vu Le & what it means to be a unicorn
July 23: Grant Writing Power Hour
11:00-12:00 at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
- a new on-line
for the Cedar Valley area. As you know, if you want to attract attendees to your event, you must promote it...and, utilizing a FREE community event calendar is an excellent way to let the public know about the details! It's already getting a ton of wonderful feedback and people are using the calendar to promote their upcoming events. It is the "go to" site for what's happening in the Cedar Valley! Details on how to upload to the calendar are
CALL for WORKSHOP PRESENTERS!
The Summit Planning Team is pleased to issue a call for workshop presenters for the Iowa Nonprofit Summit to be held Oct. 29 and 30, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. Learn more
Submission deadline: June 5.
The Otto Schoitz Foundation's Fall Grant cycle is now open and accepting letters of intent through July 10, 2019. Qualifying organizations may
for funding via the Foundation's online grant management system found on their
The Foundation is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 awards of $783,000 to organizations aligned with its mission of
improving the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley.
Read the press release here.
2018 marked an exciting year for Sedona Staffing Services as we celebrated 25 years in business. As we reflect on 25 years of success, we also recognize that this could not be celebrated without the continued support of all the communities we serve!
Over the next year, as a way to give thanks, Sedona Staffing will be donating a total of $25,000 to local charities. Each month, a total of $2,500 will be awarded to a local no-profit that receives the most votes in the communities where our Sedona offices are located. We invite you to celebrate with us by voting for a Cedar Falls area non-profit organization of your choice. Visit our website,
, to cast your votes daily between May 20th, 2019 and June 21st, 2019. The winning non-profit will be announced June 27th, 2019 in the Cedar Valley Saver and on Facebook.
-must be a 501c3 and provide services within a 25 mile radius of the Sedona office.
-non-profits located in multiple communities are only eligible to win once.
The Wellmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. Applications are due June 7. The small MATCH grants are for up to $25,000 and must be matched at 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions. At least one-half of the matching support must be in cash.
Applications for the small MATCH grants are available
and must be submitted by June 7. To view previous Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant recipients, visit
Job Title: RSVP Coordinator
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV) is seeking a RSVP Program Coordinator. This fulltime position will develop and implement strategies in conjunction with the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley with specific emphasis of connecting, mobilizing and inspiring volunteers age 55 or better in mission driven opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) RSVP Program. The person in this position will connect volunteers in specific areas of programming including reading proficiency programming, disaster volunteer management, income tax programming, and organizational capacity building and training. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, click
Job Title: Data Analyst
Job Title: President and Executive Director
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a strategic and collaborative leader who will cultivate authentic and trusting relationships; leverage and build upon the strengths of the staff, board, advisors, and stakeholders; and calmly and fearlessly lead this highly complex organization with energy, openness, and creativity. For more information and to apply click
. Applications are requested by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 21st, 2019.
Job Title: Accounting Assistant
The primary function of this position is to provide strong accounting and administrative skills to support the Director, CVP Policy Board and Decatorization Governance Board as requested. Day-to-day accounting and financial systems, budgets, contracts and reports. For full job description and to apply,
Job Title: Development Director
The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is looking for a dynamic individual seeking to make a positive difference in Iowa communities as its Director of Development. This candidate must be a fundraising leader who possesses a passion for cultivating relationships with existing and potential donors to help them meet their philanthropic goals through gift planning and endowment building options. The Director of Development is also key in nurturing partnerships with CFNEIA's network of local volunteers, and must have the ability to collaborate with individuals, businesses, nonprofits and community leaders to help grow the impact of CFNEIA and its 24 affiliate community foundations.
The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, have previous nonprofit fundraising experience and demonstrated abilities contributing to fund development including planned giving knowledge, major gift experience, and excellent communication skills. This position requires up to 50% travel within the CFNEIA region.
Job Title: Director of Donor & Public Relations
For more information click
to visit North Star Community Services.