Proud of Community Accomplishments on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Flood
I will always remember watching the news reports of the water climbing higher and higher on June 13, 2008. As we reflect on a significant anniversary and ten years of extensive community rebuilding and resilience, I want to say thank you. Your spirit and hard work made this possible. Our nonprofits have deep connections to the renewal of our community.

I will be attending the Epic Rebirth event on June 13 at Veteran's Memorial Building in downtown Cedar Rapids. The celebration is hosted by KCRG and The Gazette and is free and open to the public. More information here. I look forward to celebrating with you. 

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Coordinator

News for Nonprofits
Community Foundation Announces Summer Grant Cycle
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its second grant cycle for 2018 for local charitable nonprofits that provide services in Linn County. Applications will be accepted for the following: Program Fund, Organizational Development Fund, Competitive Donor-Advised Funds, and Endowment Challenge Fund. Applications are due Friday, June 15, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. CST. Find more information here.
Change in Financial Requirements
Beginning with the summer grant cycle, there is a change to the requirements regarding Financial Statements. In an effort to simplify the grant application process, an organizational budget is no longer required. Instead, grant applicants will be asked to submit one of the following: Independent Auditor's Report (dated); Independent Accountant's Review Report (dated); or Accountant's Compilation Report (dated). If none of them are available, applicants may submit a Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Activities. Find more information here.

The Wellmark Foundation Small MATCH Grant Applications Available
The Wellmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. Applications are due by midnight on June 8. The small MATCH grants are for up to $25,000 and must be matched at 50 percent. These grants support promising projects that can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health. More information here.

NewBoCo Launches 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.

Epic Rebirth Event Scheduled to Highlight Community Progress Since June 2008
The Gazette and KCRG-TV9 will host Epic Rebirth, an event on June 13 at Veteran's Memorial Building in downtown Cedar Rapids. The celebration is free and open to the public. In June 2008, the landscape of Cedar Rapids was forever changed. Cited as one of the largest natural disasters in US history, the 2008 flood is now recognized as a turning point in major community development and achievement. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Find more information about the event and schedule here.

2018 Fairfax USA Days Parade and Street Market Free For Nonprofits
The Fairfax USA Days Parade at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, welcomes participants at no charge. The Fairfax Street Market will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. offering a free booth for nonprofits. Contact Cathy Bayne at 319-846-2994 to register. More information on Fairfax USA Days here.

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

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.
Tuesday, June 5, 12-1 p.m. Executive Directors
Wednesday, June 13, 12-1 p.m. Managers
Tuesday, June 19, 12-1 p.m., Development
Thursday, June 21, 12-1:30 p.m. CFO/Finance**CLA Learning Opportunity (open to all)
Tuesday, June 26, 12-1 p.m. Marketing

Webinar by Bloomerang
Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit's Communications for Great Results
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12 p.m. CST 
Recorded for future viewing; access with registration.
Presenter: Kivi Leroux Miller
Cost: Free
Event description and registration here.

AFP Eastern Iowa presents It's More Than the Money
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 590 Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty
Presenter: Chuck Swanson, Executive Director, Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa
Developing successful, long term relationships in fund raising requires more than just a financial gift. Long term relationships with donors include opportunities for donors to feel connected and engaged. Hear stories about the design and construction of Hancher, along with the opening, and strategies for the future.
Cost: $25 non-member, free members
Register here.

2018 ISU Extension Johnson County Nonprofit Management Academy
Embracing Advocacy: How Your Organization Can Effectively Influence Public Opinion and Public Policy
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Presenter: Paul Thelen, Director of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center
Nonprofit organizations are uniquely situated to shape both public opinion and public policy. In this class, learn the rules that govern nonprofit advocacy, including lobbying activities. We will primarily focus on how you can develop the knowledge, skills, and resources to advance your organization's mission through effective advocacy.
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6
Program brochure and registration information  here.
More information  here.

CFO Peer Group Learning Opportunity (open to all)
CLA Roundtable: Accounting Standards Update
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12-1:30 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
Discuss two new standards impacting nonprofits in the future, and what you can do to prepare. First we will discuss the Lease Standard (effective calendar year 2020 or fiscal year 2021), and then then Nonprofit Grant and Contract Revenue Recognition Standard (effective calendar year 2019 or fiscal year 2020). At the end of this session, you will be able to understand when to recognize an operating lease vs financial lease under the new standards; distinguish between contribution and exchange transactions and conditional and unconditional contributions and grants; and discuss timing of contribution and grant revenue recognition.
Register here .
Cost: Free, lunch provided for those who RSVP.

2018 ISU Extension Johnson County Nonprofit Management Academy
Nonprofit Finance and Governance Best Practices
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Presenters: David R. Little, CPA; Missy Roseberry, CPA; Mary Ites, Consultant at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
Part I: Finance Function Dysfunction; Part II: Fraud Risks & Prevention: Covering your Assets; Part III: Communicating Financials (more details in brochure).
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6
Program brochure and registration information  here.
More information here.
June 2018
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