April 2019
Apply for Leadership for Five Seasons by April 30
Applications are currently open for the Leadership For Five Seasons (LFS) Class of 2020, a program of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. I have had the privilege to be a member of the LFS Class of 2019, and I want to encourage you to consider applying for the Class of 2020.
Here's what I've experienced in LFS:
  • In-depth learning about my community.
  • Exploring my leadership skills: my strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Personal growth and goal-setting.
  • A group of new friends who are cheering for me.
  • Identifying and implementing a community service project.
  • Fun, laughs, connections, and memories.
The photo is our class at the Trivia Night event which raised money for our class community service project in May for Willis Dady Homeless Services.
There is a cost associated with the program and a time commitment. For the first time, the program is offering a scholarship to one person from a small business, nonprofit with limited resources, or self-employed individual. Applications are due on April 30, 2019.
If you'd like to talk to me about my experience, please get in touch!
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Linn County Community Resources Committee Announces Updated Resource Sheets  
The Linn County Community Resources Committee has announced that the 2019 Resources Sheets are now available online via Linn County's website here . The documents cover 22 different areas where residents might need assistance. These resource sheets are intended to be a starting point to help individuals and families attain the assistance they need to stabilize their situations. Please contact Ashley Balius at 319-892-5609 or email for errors or omissions for the next update.
Holmes Murphy Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Program
The Holmes Murphy Foundation has recently announced the opening of its grant program. The program will support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation pillars: health and at-risk, education, and arts and culture. Grant applications will be reviewed April 1-June 1, 2019, and finalists announced on August 1, 2019. Find information here . Application here .

Iowa Women's Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2020 Awards
The Iowa Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 grants. Deadline dates for application submission and review have changed from previous years. All applications are due at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Click here for more information and eligibility requirements.

Free Vendor Opportunity at Fairfax USA Days Street Market
Fairfax will hold the USA Days Street Market on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fairfax. There is no cost for 501(c)3 organizations to participate. Please contact Cathy at 319-846-2994 to book your space.
Training Opportunities
The Nonprofit Network invites local nonprofit professionals to participate in monthly peer learning and networking groups. Peer groups are open to those currently working for a nonprofit organization. Peer groups are not designed for job seekers, students, or vendors (unless noted).
Please email Carrie Walker if you would like to receive monthly email invitations for a specific group. An RSVP is necessary so we can order your free lunch.

Executive Director
Tuesday, April 2, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Networking
RSVP here .

Wednesday, April 10 , 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Volunteer Management
RSVP here .

Tuesday, April 16, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: How To Thank Donors
RSVP here .

Thursday, April 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
CliftonLarsonAllen Learning Opportunity
[open to all]
Roundtable Topic: Cyber Crime Trends
Details here . RSVP here .

Tuesday, April 23, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Annual Report Sharing & Peer Feedback
RSVP here .

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:30-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Members free, non-member $25
Register here .

Free online workshop
April 3-12, 2019
Information here .
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DMACC Student Activities Center, Building 5, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Cost: $75, register here .

Presented by the National Resilience Institute
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
RSVP required here .

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Louie's Wine Dive, 901 E 2nd Ave #100, Coralville, IA
RSVP required here .

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $30
Register here .

April 30-May 1, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Best Western Longbranch, 90 Twixt Town Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $299

October 29-30, 2019
Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows,
Altoona, Iowa
Watch for updates here .
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page .
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