March 2019
Partnership Brings Expertise to Peer Group Discussion
The Nonprofit Network partners with CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) to provide the CFO/Finance Peer Group with various learning opportunities throughout the year regarding nonprofit financial topics. In February, CLA presented information about accounting standards for Revenue Recognition including grants and contracts which take effect at the end of 2019.
If you know an expert that you think should visit one of our five peer groups, please get in touch and share your ideas. I also enjoy hearing your suggestions for potential topics at peer group discussions or other learning opportunities.
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Community Foundation Appoints Program Officer and Announces First Grant Opportunity for Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund  
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has appointed Rachel Rockwell as Program Officer to facilitate the grantmaking from the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) Communities Fund. The fund was established in October 2018 in partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District. The purpose is to address the inter-relational factors that lead to youth violence in Cedar Rapids as identified by the SET Task Force.
The first grant opportunity deadline will be on March 27, 2019, for summer programming. A total of $40,000 will be available for programming offered in the summer of 2019 with the goal of funding six to eight projects. Funding is available to organizations and community groups with programming that cultivates, engages, and/or connects with youth and young adults who are disproportionately exposed to violence in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools, and who might not otherwise participate in summer programming. Find more information about Rachel and the SET Communities Fund here .
SET Grant Seekers Invited to Program Planning Session March 11
Because this grant program is seeking innovative programming, the Community Foundation recognizes that potential applicants might benefit from exploring creative solutions. A Planning Session will be held on Monday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation to help foster connections and collaborative efforts. To RSVP, a survey has been create to gauge the interest of potential applicants and prepare for the session. Find it here .
Iowa Women's Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2020 Awards
The Iowa Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 grants. Deadline dates for application submission and review have changed from previous years. All applications are due at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Click here for more information and eligibility requirements. An information session will be held on March 14; email here for further details. Mentors are available to provide guidance for a successful application; request here by March 4.

City of Cedar Rapids Offers Free goIT Class To Nonprofits, Educators, and Volunteers
The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, will hold a free, one-day facilitator training program for TCS' goIT program. The session will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Economic Alliance. Participants will train to become certified in teaching the youth in our community about computational and design thinking, technology skills, and designing an entrepreneurial pitch. Please visit here for more information.

Wellmark Foundation Announces 2019 MATCH Grants
Wellmark Foundation has announced its 2019 MATCH grant programs for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Iowa and South Dakota. Funding focuses on two key areas: increasing access to and consumption of nutritious foods, and creating safe and healthy environments in which to be active. Click here for information about the grant program, including deadlines and eligibility.
Training Opportunities
Upcoming Peer Groups
Please RSVP to peer groups. Email Carrie Walker here .
Wednesday, March 13 , 12-1 p.m. Managers
Tuesday, March 19, 12-1 p.m. Development
Thursday, March 21, 12-1 p.m. CFO/Finance
Tuesday, March 26, 12-1 p.m. Marketing
Tuesday, April 2, 12-1 p.m., Executive Director

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:30-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 590 Forevergreen Road, North Liberty
Cost: Members free, non-member $25

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12-1:30 p.m.
HACAP, 1515 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha
Cost: Free. Email here for more information.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, 501 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Free, registration required. Lunch included. More information here .

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street, Sioux City, IA
Cost: Free, registration required here .

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 2 p.m. CST
Cost: $89
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DMACC Student Activities Center, Building 5, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Cost: $75, register here .

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Louie's Wine Dive, 901 E 2nd Ave #100, Coralville, IA
RSVP required here .

April 30-May 1, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Best Western Longbranch, 90 Twixt Town Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $299

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