Nonprofit Network Website Update & Survey
We have made improvements to the Nonprofit Network section of our
website to enhance the user experience. Check them out here.

Each July we gather feedback about the Nonprofit Network. This year, I have created a four-question survey here. Please consider offering your feedback, especially if you attend peer groups. Thanks in advance!  

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Coordinator

News for Nonprofits
Celebration of Community November 14th; Story Submissions Sought Soon 
Save the date for the Celebration of Community on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. We plan to build on the success of the good work & good people theme from 2017, with just a little different approach! We are finalizing details for 2018, and will be seeking submissions for stories from area nonprofits in mid-July. Please watch for an email soon!

Geonetric Opens Applications for Operation Overnight
Geonetric has opened the application process for its seventh-annual Operation Overnight event, which offers Linn County nonprofits the chance for a digital facelift at no cost. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2018. Find application and more information here. Operation Overnight is scheduled for October 18-19, 2018.

NewBoCo To Launch Social Good Accelerator
NewBoCo is launching the Social Good Accelerator this fall. Two nonprofits will be accepted into this program with a start date of September 10, 2018. The program dates will align with the Iowa Startup Accelerator; applications are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply is July 28, 2018. Find details about the program here . Find the application here . For further questions or details, contact David Tominsky, Accelerator Manager Director, at 319.431.4740.

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

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 .

Visit the Nonprofit Network page at for our online calendar.

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.
No Peer Groups in July!
Tuesday, August 7, 12-1 p.m. Executive Directors
Wednesday, August 8, 12-1 p.m. Managers
Thursday, August 16, 12-1:30 p.m. CFO/Finance
Tuesday, August 21, 12-1 p.m. Development
Tuesday, August 28 , 12-1 p.m. Marketing

AFP Eastern Iowa Annual Summer Social
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
Bring your business card for networking activity.
Cost: Free for members and their guests
Register here.

2018 ISU Extension Johnson County Nonprofit Management Academy
Working Across Cultural Difference, Knowing Yourself so You Can Learn About Others
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Presenter: Ross Wilburn, ISU Extension and Outreach Diversity Officer & Associate Director of Community Economic Development
Exploring aspects of culture, diversity, and inclusion through presentation, discussion, and experiential activities. Participants will explore dimensions of diversity that they bring to the table. They will also develop an awareness of how their personal culture influences their interactions with others. Practice community mapping, participate in a consensus workshop and more.
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6
Program brochure and registration information  here.
More information  here.

2018 ISU Extension Johnson County Nonprofit Management Academy
Ready, Set, Hire!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Presenters: Kaela Black, ISU Extension and Outreach, Human Resources
Hiring best practices from beginning to end to help assist you in finding the best people to work within your nonprofit.
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6
Program brochure and registration information  here.
More information here.

4th Annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, IA
Day-long training event includes breakout session covering top trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the nonprofit sector.
Cost: Free, registration limited to 250 participants.
Register and more information here.
July 2018
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Library Resources
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324 3rd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319.366.2862  Fax: 319.366.2912
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