Cause Camp Watch Party
Last year we hosted a Cause Camp Watch Party in Foundation Hall . The lineup of presenters was fantastic, and all agreed it was worth repeating! Please let me know if you'd like to join us this year. Simply register as an online attendee and join us on  Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27. We begin streaming at 9 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. This is a no-frills watch party; bring snacks and come and go as you please. Cause Camp is a great opportunity to learn from several national presenters at a great price ($99 for online streaming).  See detailed agenda here. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Coordinator

News for Nonprofits
Apply Now for Veridian Credit Union's Community Grants
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.

Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers Grant Applications Due March 31
The Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers (RCRV) offers charitable grant funding in 2018 for nonprofits that engage volunteers. Grants can be used for volunteer recruitment, retention, and training to help the nonprofit effectively and efficiently complete its mission. Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. Grant applications are due March 31, 2018. Find details and forms to download 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.
Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m. Executive Directors
Wednesday, March 14 , 12-1 p.m. Managers
Thursday, March 15, 12-1:30 p.m. CFO/Finance
Tuesday, March 27, 12-1 p.m. Marketing
Tuesday, April 17, 12-1 p.m. Development

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Professional Development & the CFRE Certification
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 590 W. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty
Presenters: CFRE Panel
A panel of AFPEI members who are CFREs will present information on the certification process, as well as talking about their own professional paths and career development. Learn more about the six knowledge fields covered in the CFRE exam, study tips, the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising, the Donor Bill of Rights, and how these members stay current in their fundraising knowledge.
Cost: Members free; Guests $25, includes lunch. 
Register here.

Cause Camp
March 26-27, 2018
Hosted by Nonprofit Hub in Lincoln, Nebraska
Cause Camp is held in Lincoln and also virtually. Featuring national speakers and variety of topics. 
Cost: $99 online stream; $299 in person.
Register and more information here.
Watch Party at the Community Foundation: Foundation Hall will be open for a no-frills watch party. Register for the online stream attendee ($99), and join us for the online streaming. Come and go as you'd like. If you plan to join us, please email Carrie Walker.

Beyond Rubies Women's Conference
April 5-6, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Kirkwood Center, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids
Beyond Rubies is a conference for women of all generations and backgrounds to learn practical ideas on how to succeed, while juggling increasingly complex and diverse life demands. You will be engaged in an exciting, fun and inspirational atmosphere, where women come together to network. Topics include professional development and personal growth; each day features a keynote presentation and breakout sessions.
More information here. Early Bird registration deadline March 9, 2018. See all rates for early bird, day pass, or two-day pass ($129-$195) here.

Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Road, Cedar Rapids
Presented by: Flow Media
A day-long working session to gain powerful tools for effectively communicating your organization's story. Learn what goes into a powerful story, why stories engage your stakeholders, and how to clearly communicate the elements of your own brand story.
Cost: $150; Early Bird Ticket $100 until March 31.
Register here

AFP Eastern Iowa CFRE Refresher Course
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Facilitators: Jody Pellerin, Director of Planned & Endowed Giving, Kirkwood Foundation, and Brenda Haefner, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations, Mount Mercy University
This one-day CFRE refresher course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five year level. 
Cost: $350 member; $490 non-member 
Register and more information here

Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
Hosted by Tanager Place and National Resilience Institute, celebrate Mental Health Month by attending the Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium.
Speakers: Heather Formes, LCSW, author of Beyond Consequences, and Dr. Mollie Marti, President & CEO of National Resilience Institute
Cost: $25
More information here.
March 2018
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