September 2019
Nominations Open for 2019 Nonprofit Awards
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the nonprofit community? Nomination forms are now available for the two awards that will be presented by the Community Foundation in 2019.
The Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award honors the leadership and accomplishments of the CEO or Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. Download the nomination form here .
The Minnie Rubek Staff Excellence Award recognizes a nonprofit staff member or team who has quietly gone "above and beyond" in their commitment and dedication to their organization and its mission. Download the nomination form here .

Nominations are due on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. The awards will be presented at the Nonprofit Party at the Museum, a new annual and free event for nonprofit professionals, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. This year's party is at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and the location will change each year.

Please contact me with any questions! Email completed nomination forms to me at .

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Party Set For November 7
The Community Foundation and Nonprofit Network will host the Nonprofit Party at the Museum, a new annual event for nonprofit professionals, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's second floor auditorium. For more information about changes to events hosted by the Community Foundation, click here .
Community Foundation Announces Earlier Fall Grant Cycle
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its third grant cycle of 2019 for local charitable nonprofits that provide services in Linn County. This year’s fall deadline has been moved forward, and applications will be accepted until Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST. The earlier grant deadline is a result of input from local nonprofits and will allow organizations to plan their fundraising more efficiently. Find more information here .

Grants Seek to Engage Youth and Reduce Violence
The Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund at the Community Foundation will make its second round of grants this fall, and the aim is to improve community safety. The SET Fund, which was established in the fall of 2018 by the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District, grew from the recommendations of the SET Task Force in a 2017 report. Click here for an update on the first round of SET Fund grants awarded in April.
Fall grant applications are due on October 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Planning sessions have been held to help foster learning collaborative efforts between public, private, grassroots, and nonprofit organizations. The last session will be on September 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To RSVP, please click here to complete the survey tool to help us gauge interest and prepare. Find more information about the fall grant cycle here .

Nonprofit Know-How on September 12 Promotes Inclusion
The Nonprofit Network will present Nonprofit Know-How: "Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts." on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Foundation. Barbara Dunn-Swanson, Human Sciences Specialist at ISU Extension & Outreach Linn County, will help organizations in promoting feelings of inclusion. Please find all the details here and register here . Please, up to two representatives per organization. There is no cost and refreshments will be provided.
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, September 3, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 590 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty
Cost: Members free; $25 non-members.
Register here .

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: Free, registration required.
Register here .

September 18-19, 2019
Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $260 members; $340 non-members through August 19.
Register here .
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 2:30-5 p.m.
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls
Cost: $35 non-members, free for AFP and Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association members.
Register here .

Thursday, October 11, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Linn County Extension, 383 Collins Road NE, #201, Cedar Rapids
Cost: $75; CEUs $25.
Register here .

Two opportunities:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
South Slope Community Center, 980 N. Front Street, North Liberty
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hills Bank, 3204 7th Ave, Marion
Cost: Free for nonprofit organizations, $25 per person.
Register here by October 11.

Thursday, October 25, 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
Early registration rates through October 17.
Find registration fees and link to register here .

Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8-11:15 a.m.
Cost: $60 members/$70 non-members. Luncheon follows for additional cost.
Register and more information 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