ALICE Project Presentation 
Deann Cook, Director of the United Ways of Iowa will present on the ALICE report for 2018 on Thursday, August 2nd, from 8-9:30am, Philanthropy Center.  

The United Way ALICE Report for Iowa is a look at the percentage of Iowa households that earn above the federal poverty level, but who are unable to meet a basic needs budget. More than one-third of Iowa households are in this population. They are in all the jobs we need to maintain our communities - health and childcare providers, cashiers, wait staff, retail clerks and customer service representatives - and dozens of additional job categories. They are working and earning and still struggling to survive.   The report helps us understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the people our communities rely on most.

To RSVP, please click here.  Free for member; $25 non-members.
GrantWriting Power Hour

Grantwriting Power Hour (formally known as Grant Gurus), is excited to be back! Our first session will be held on Tuesday, July 10 from 11:00-12:00 at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. 

 are excited to welcome, Constance Grimm,  Director of Grants & Resource Development at Hawkeye Community College to present, "The Do's and Don'ts of Grant Writing."  No need to RSVP for this event, just show up!

2nd Annual CVNA/AFP Collaboration

CVNA and AFP-NEIA co-hosted workshop:  The $73 Billion Ceda r Valley Opportunity on  Tuesday, October 9,  2018;  10:00AM - 1:00PM @                                                the  Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

What if your organization had all the money it needed to do all the things it is designed to do for the community? Paraphrasing an old saying, whether you think it is possible or not, you're probably right.  There is a $73 billion opportunity in the Cedar Valley and it is right in front of you. Now is the time to act to help create a sustainable future for your organization. This isn't a fantasy, this is real. 

Planned giving focused workshop lead by Rob Hilbert, Iowa PublicTelevision Foundation. Will include roundtable discussions and lunch.  Free for all CVNA/AFP-NEIA members; Non-members $25 payable to "Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association". Limited space! RSVP today. 

Job Opportunities

Job Title:  Mental Health Counselor

Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque has an immediate opening for a full-time Mental Health Counselor in our Waterloo office. Successful candidate should be licensed in Iowa as a Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Counselor or Independent Social Worker and preferably of Catholic faith. Position includes competitive salary and benefits. 

Job Title:  Parish Social Ministry Coordinator

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time Parish Social Ministry Coordinator in Waterloo or Cedar Rapids.  Through consultation, convening, education and mobilization, this position will collaborate with parishes in the 30-county area to assist and provide support to parishes developing or revitalizing their social ministry outreach to the poor and vulnerable in their communities.  Previous employment in Catholic parish preferred.

Job Title:  Community Outreach Coordinator

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator in the Waterloo or Cedar Rapids office. This position educates the public about Catholic Charities and engages in community outreach events and committees to support the mission of reducing poverty, strengthening families and empowering communities  [read more...].

Interested candidates please email resume and cover letter to [email protected].  For more details on each position please click here.

ob Title:  Iowa Campus Americorps Program Member

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is hiring an Iowa Campus AmeriCorps Program member! This ICAP member will build upon the success of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley to grow the support of effective volunteerism efforts throughout the community through relationship building with volunteers and organizations, problem solving community needs related to service and community engagement, and assisting with continuing education for agencies who hope to leverage volunteers to increase mission driven focus. This full-time new role will grow the capacity of the VCCV's outreach in Black Hawk County from August 2018 through June 2019.  Please click here to apply by   July 31, 2018.

Job Title:  AmeriCorps Vista Logistics Coordinator

Assess the current state of Hawkeye's efforts in reaching, selecting, and formalizing agreements with community partners to benefit Adult Learning Center consumers: Identify current community outreach efforts and existing partnerships.  Build capacity by creating or revising policies, procedures, and documents to improve the effectiveness of community partnerships: Launch a partnership recruitment campaign [read more...].

Job Title:  AmeriCorps Vista Sector Board Specialist

Assess state of sector boards, including framework and existing strategies: Research how strategies impact change within the community. Prepare to make data-informed decisions. Build relationships with sector leadership. Investigate partnerships and identify gaps. Analyze strategies, resources, and trends to recommend best practices [read more...].

Job Title:  AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Specialist

Assess the current state of volunteer recruitment, training, and management efforts: Design and conduct a needs assessment. Create volunteer task descriptions. Identify best practices. Research local resources for and national trends in volunteer coordination [read more...].

Need Your Help

FoodBank of Northeast Iowa is holding its annual Basic Summer Needs Drive. Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, and deodorant can be costly. And given that there aren't many places to go where you can receive assistance getting some of these personal care items, every summer we hold our Personal Care Drive with that in mind.  

Collect and drop off items for the 2018 Personal Care Drive between July 9 th  and August 6 th [read more...].

Happy Birthday

Amani Community Services would like to invite you to their 4 year birthday party celebration on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10am-3pm [click here for full details].
For Sale

Calling all local nonprofits! Cash and carry gently used tables, chairs, desks, bookcases, storage cabinets and other miscellaneous office furniture available. Make an offer on most items! Sale located on the first floor of Diers House at 703 2nd Ave NW, Waverly. Sale hours  9am-4pm  on  Thursday July 12  or call 319-352-4040 by  5pm   July 11  to make an appointment. All items must be picked up by  8:30am   July 13  unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Learning Opportunity

We look forward to seeing you at the Nonprofit Institute on  October 11th, 2018  from  9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Des Moines Public Library located at 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. 

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. We provide trainings that offer practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in their overall management.  Hear what past participants have to say about our trainings [read more...]

Keep up-to-date with what's going on with our State Representatives & Legislative team (not all represented)

Walt Rogers           Iowa Capital Report
Sandy Salmon        Ras Smith
Bob Kressig         

 In our first 5 years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 82 member organizations
  • 6 investors
  • 1,620 program registrations
  • 181 hours of programming
  • 187 e-newsletters
  • Grantwriting Power Hour
  • 209 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart Innovation" award in 2013
  • Partners with Idealware
  • Developed a new website 2017
  • Created Seal of Distinction & nternship Program
Check out the other benefits of membership  HERE    If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online 

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