March 2020
Census 2020 Is Coming Up
The Census in 2020 will play an important role for Iowans in the future. Please reference the following materials for more information about how your organization can be involved.
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Hawkeye ATD Presents Nonprofit Training Day April 28
Save the date for the Hawkeye ATD Nonprofit Training Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center in Cedar Rapids. This training is for anyone who works or volunteers at a nonprofit organization. It is a low-cost opportunity to attend learning sessions throughout the day. Watch for more information and registration link soon.
Gray Area Thinking Training Coming to Cedar Rapids
The United Way of East Central Iowa will present Gray Area Thinking workshops by presenter Ellen (Ellie) Krug on Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Cedar Rapids. The workshop will be offered at two times that day: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., along with a Community Presentation from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Gray Area Thinking is an inclusivity presentation for interacting with diverse humans in a mindful and compassionate way. Find more information about the activities on March 12 and a registration link here . All trainings are free and open to the public, however registration is required.

Iowa Women's Foundation Accepting Grant Applications Through April 30
The Iowa Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021 projects focused on serving the needs and aspirations of women and girls in employment, child care, housing, education/training, transportation, and mentorship. Applications are due on April 30 at 5 p.m. An information session about IWF grantmaking is available on March 5 in Coralville. Find all of the details here or email .

EA Members Invited to Business Support Programs
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has announced its Business Support Programs for 2020. The programs are provided free for EA members. Please find the list here .

University of Iowa To Launch Master of Public Affairs Degree Program in Fall 2020
The University of Iowa is launching a Master of Public Affairs degree in fall 2020. The new degree will train individuals in public and nonprofit management and policy through an on-campus 42 hour degree program. The program is currently accepting applications. Find more information here or on the website here .

Wellmark Foundation Announces 2020 MATCH Grants
Wellmark Foundation has announced its 2020 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.

Benton County Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Benton County Community Foundation's 2020 grant cycle. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or government entity serving Benton County. Applications are due on March 15, 2020. Please find more information here . First-time applicants should contact Dotti Thompson, program manager at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at 319.243.1358 or email 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
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17 , 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Doubletree Convention Complex, 350 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $199
Information and register here .
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: AFP Members free; $25 non-members.
Register here .

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Visit here for times and locations of inclusivity training opportunities.
Cost: Free, registration required.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2020,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: AFPEI Members: $215; AFP Members $315; Non-members: $415.
More information and register here .

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, Cedar Rapids
More information here . Registration opens soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
To find out more details or get added to the meeting invite email here . Registration open soon.
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