May 2019
ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy Returns to Linn County for 2019
Iowa State University Extension will present the Nonprofit Management Academy in Linn County this year. The planning team has carefully selected relevant courses to enhance your professional learning. Classes begin on May 16, 2019. Please see the class list and download a registration form here . Day-long courses are available individually, or for CEU's and a certificate of Nonprofit Management from ISU. Register for any course that fulfills your training needs.
Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Community Foundation Announces Summer Grant Cycle  
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its summer 2019 grant cycle for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 14, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The online grant portal will open on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Find more information here .
Community Foundation To Sponsor 2019 CBJ Giving Guide
The Community Foundation is sponsoring the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) Giving Guide to help make nonprofit participation in the publication more affordable. The Giving Guide will appear in the September 2, 2019 issue of the CBJ. Space reservations are due on July 8, 2019. Please find more information about the Giving Guide here . Click here for a list of additional discounted advertising rates available to nonprofits. Impact Challenge To Award Grants in Iowa
The Impact Challenge Iowa grant program will award $1,000,000 to local nonprofits with big ideas to create economic opportunity in Iowa. Five nonprofit applicants will be selected by local judges to receive $175,000 in grant funding and the best of Google's training and tools. For more information about the program, visit here .

Holmes Murphy Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Program
The Holmes Murphy Foundation has recently announced the opening of its grant program. The program will support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that align with the Holmes Murphy Foundation pillars: health and at-risk, education, and arts and culture. Grant applications will be reviewed April 1-June 1, 2019, and finalists announced on August 1, 2019. Find information here . Application here .

Free Vendor Opportunity at Fairfax USA Days Street Market
Fairfax will hold the USA Days Street Market on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fairfax. There is no cost for 501(c)3 organizations to participate. Please contact Cathy at 319-846-2994 to book your space.
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, May 7, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Community Learning
RSVP here .

No Peer Group in May

Thursday, May 16, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Payment Processing Costs
RSVP here .

Tuesday, May 21, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Major Gifts
RSVP here .

Tuesday, May 28, 12-1 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Social Media Tactics (Linked In)
RSVP here .

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:30-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Members free, non-member $25
Register here .
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hotel at Kirkwood, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $25
Register here .

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3950 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Members free, non-member $25
Register here .

Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
More information released soon.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11:30-1 p.m.
Hills Bank, 590 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty
Cost: Members free, non-member $25
Register here .

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

October 29-30, 2019
Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows,
Altoona, Iowa
Watch for updates here .
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page .
324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401