August 2019
Nonprofit Network Preparing for Fall Events
The Nonprofit Network will present Nonprofit Know-How: "Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts." on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Foundation. Barbara Dunn-Swanson, Human Sciences Specialist at ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County, will help organizations in promoting feelings of inclusion. Please find all the details here and register here . Please, up to two representatives per organization. There is no cost and refreshments will be provided. For an in-depth training on diversity, equity, and inclusion, please consider the Nonprofit Management Academy class on September 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find more information here .

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the nonprofit community? In mid-August, nomination forms will be available for the two awards that will be presented by the Community Foundation in fall of 2019. Please watch for more soon!

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Nonprofits Invited to Participate in BOLD
The BOLD program provides participants a multi-session training series about board service. How can nonprofits participate? United Way of East Central Iowa invites nonprofits to complete the Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Opportunity Directory survey by August 1 here . The Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Opportunity Directory is available to BOLD graduates and also is a tool used to help match them to nonprofits that align with their skills and interests. Nonprofits who participate in the directory will have the opportunity to:
·         Meet BOLD applicants at the initial Get On Board event scheduled on Tuesday, August 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at TrueNorth in Cedar Rapids.
·         Provide board shadow experiences for BOLD members as part of their learning process.
·         Mingle and meet the BOLD graduates at the Got On Board event.
These opportunities allow your organization to find the best fit for your committee and board positions. 
Applications are currently open for the 2019-2020 class of BOLD participants. Please find the application here and more information about BOLD here .
Community Foundation Announces Earlier Fall Grant Cycle
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its third grant cycle of 2019 for local charitable nonprofits that provide services in Linn County. This year’s fall deadline has been moved forward, and applications will be accepted until Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST. The earlier grant deadline is a result of input from local nonprofits and will allow organizations to plan their fundraising more efficiently. Find more information here .

Grants Seek to Engage Youth and Reduce Violence
The Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund at the Community Foundation will make its second round of grants this fall, and the aim is to improve community safety. The SET Fund, which was established in the fall of 2018 by the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District, grew from the recommendations of the SET Task Force in a 2017 report. Click here for an update on the first round of SET Fund grants awarded in April.
Fall grant applications are due on October 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST. A series of three planning sessions will be held prior to the grant deadline to help foster learning and collaborative efforts between public, private, grassroots, and nonprofit organizations. To RSVP, please click here to complete the survey tool to help us gauge interest and prepare. Find more information about the fall grant cycle here .

Cedar Rapids Nonprofits Invited to Participate In $2,500 Grant Contest
Sedona Staffing Services is celebrating 25 years in business by donating $25,000 to non-profits in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids non-profit voting just opened and nonprofits are invited to participate for a chance to receive the $2,500 donation. Networks/community can vote here by clicking “Vote” in the center of the page. Each person can vote once per day. Find more information here .

The Gazette Announces Event Ticketing with HooplaTIX
The Gazette has announced their recent launch of a new ticketing portal. HooplaTIX is an online ticketing program designed for event organizers to ticket their events at no cost to them while promoting their event on multiple Gazette-owned platforms. Dedicated exclusively to Eastern Iowa events, users of the program will have access to the entire Gazette & Hoopla audience of 300,000+, a Cedar Rapids office, and built-in marketing support. HooplaTIX is available to any organization at no additional cost. Learn more about HooplaTix here . O rganizations interested in trying out the program should fill out the event form to be contacted by a local staff member.

NewBo City Market Invites Nonprofits To Attend Rock the Block Events This Summer
NewBo City Market invites area nonprofit organizations to have a booth space at the Rock the Block concert series each Friday this summer to reach the hundreds of patrons who attend. The cost is $5 and you can sign up for space here .
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, August 6, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Hierarchy of Asks
RSVP here .

*Special* Combined Learning Opportunity
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: From Application To Onboarding-How The Hiring Experience Matters.
Guest speaker: Cherrie Spurlin, Associate Director, The Management Resource Association
RSVP here .

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: 2-Ask Process
RSVP here .

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: You Tube Marketing
RSVP here .

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Members free; $25 non-members.
Register here .

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
*New venue: Franklin Junior High School, Des Moines
Cost: $50
Register here .

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Free, registration required.
Register here .

September 18-19, 2019
Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $260 members; $340 non-members through August 19.
Register here .

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

October 29-30, 2019
Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows,
Altoona, Iowa
Watch for updates here .

Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8-11:15 a.m.
Cost: $45 members/$55 non-members by August 15, 2019. Luncheon follows for additional cost.
Register and more information here .
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page .
324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401