December 2019
Nonprofit Party Applauds Nonprofit Professionals
As a thank you to the many dedicated nonprofit professionals in our community, the Community Foundation hosted its first annual Nonprofit Party at the Museum on November 7. The new event welcomed over 160 local nonprofit staff and supporters to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. At the Party, two outstanding nonprofit professionals were recognized for their contributions to the field. David Janssen (to left, top photo), Executive Director at Brucemore, received the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award . Tim Feldmann (to right, top photo), Workforce Specialist at Tanager Place, received the Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award . In addition to the award, each recipient's organization received a $1,000 grant designated for staff development. Read more about them here .
Thank you to everyone who attended the party!
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
It's #GivingTuesday!
In need of last minute #GivingTuesday social media images? We have them to download here .
Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications
The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible nonprofit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents. This year, $80,000 is available. The application deadline is December 15, 2019. Find more information, including application, eligibility, and FAQs, 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
Thursday, December 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Development & Marketing
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, December 21, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 590 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty
Cost: Members free; $25 non-members.
Register here .

CFO Peer Group Learning Opportunity: all are welcome!
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12-1:30 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Free, includes lunch for those who RSVP.
RSVP 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