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Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Coordinator
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News for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Organizations Invited to Participate at Rock the Block
Nonprofit organizations are invited to set up a table at NewBo City Market's Rock the Block, the summer Friday night family concert series. This opportunity is free to pass out information or $20 to sell products, tickets, etc. Set-up will be from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Find more information and list of available slots   here

Iowa Women's Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2019 Awards
The Iowa Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019 grants. Economic self-sufficiency for all of Iowa's women and girls is central to the mission of the Iowa Women's Foundation and the grants program. Proposed projects must focus primarily on serving the needs and aspirations of women and girls. Find more information here. Applications must be completed by 5 p.m. on May 31, 2018.

ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy Begins June 12
Johnson County ISU Extension office has announced the 2018 Nonprofit Management Academy series. Day-long courses are available individually, or for CEU's and a certificate of Nonprofit Management from ISU. Register for any of the course that fulfill your training needs. Find the 2018 brochure here. More information here.

Veridian Credit Union Grant Program Accepting Applications
Veridian Credit Union has partnered with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa to provide Veridian Credit Union's Enriching the Community Grants. Grants are made possible by the Veridian Credit Union Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, and support general operating costs up to $5,000. The purpose of grants is to provide support to nonprofits whose work is primarily focused on addressing barriers to financial stability by helping individuals improve financial literacy and/or by addressing the needs of individuals to achieve self-sufficiency in Iowa and Nebraska. Applications are due July 15. More information here .

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Training Opportunities
Upcoming Peer Groups
Please contact  Carrie Walker if you are  interested in finding out more
about  peer groups. These monthly or bi- monthly lunch meetings  provide a great  opportunity to discuss current  issues, discover new ideas, and create peer connections.  Lunch is provided for those who RSVP.
Wednesday, April 11 , 12-1 p.m. Managers
Tuesday, April 17, 12-1 p.m., Development
Thursday, April 19, 12-1:30 p.m. CFO/Finance *CLA Learning Roundtable
Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m. Marketing
Tuesday, May 1, 12-1 p.m. Executive Directors

AFP Eastern Iowa presents Stop Asking, Start Inviting: The Power of Brand Storytelling to Shape Your Future
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Presenter: Gabe Erickson
You know more than anyone the stories that lead to donations for your organizations. Chances are you are highly successful in the fundraising ground game. How does that translate to your marketing? We will discuss the elements of a brand story and the power it has to change everything.
Cost: $25 non-member, free members
Register here.

CALL (Corridor Area Leadership Live) April Meeting: "Go big and come home."
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Early Bird, 333 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Join other community-minded leaders you should know. Hear from an accomplished lineup of speakers with Iowa "boomerang" success stories.
Cost: $16 for lunch includes drink, tip, tax.
More information here.

Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Road, Cedar Rapids
Presented by: Flow Media
A day-long working session to gain powerful tools for effectively communicating your organization's story. Learn what goes into a powerful story, why stories engage your stakeholders, and how to clearly communicate the elements of your own brand story.
Cost: $150
Register here

Talent Development Forum presented by ATD Hawkeye Chapter
Friday, April 13, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
Northeast Iowa Community College downtown, 680 Main Street, Dubuque
Presenter: Katie Wiedemann
Do you use Facebook Live to promote your business? Are you often delivering presentations and training or leading meetings via video? Learn the best ways to present yourself on camera. For 14 years, Katie Wiedemann delivered live television news reports and she will share industry secrets to help you look and sound professional when talking on camera.
Cost: This special event is free.
Register here.

CLA Roundtable: Why is my 990 different than the Financial Statements and What does your support percentage mean to you and the public?
CFO Peer Group Learning Opportunity (open to all)
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12-1:30 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Presenter: Connie Lira and Taylor Schafbuch, CliftonLarsonAllen
This session will create an understanding of key variations between an organization's two most common reporting systems: Financial Statements and the Form 990. We will cover concepts such as revenue and expense reconciliations, footnote disclosures, and mission narratives. Also, we will examine the meaning behind a public charity's public support percentage; where it is reported and what it articulates about the organization.
Cost: Free, lunch is provided with your registration.
Register here.
Thank you to our partners at CLA for providing this learning opportunity.

AFP Eastern Iowa CFRE Refresher Course
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Facilitators: Jody Pellerin, Director of Planned & Endowed Giving, Kirkwood Foundation, and Brenda Haefner, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations, Mount Mercy University
This one-day CFRE refresher course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five year level. 
Cost: $350 member; $490 non-member 
Register and more information here

Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
Hosted by Tanager Place and National Resilience Institute, celebrate Mental Health Month by attending the Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium.
Speakers: Heather Formes, LCSW, author of Beyond Consequences, and Dr. Mollie Marti, President & CEO of National Resilience Institute
Cost: $25
More information here.

Save The Date!
Leaders In Volunteerism May Conference
Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 ISU Extension Johnson County Nonprofit Management Academy
Various dates beginning June 12. 
Program brochure here.
More information here.
April 2018
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Nonprofit Network of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
324 3rd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319.366.2862  Fax: 319.366.2912
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