September 2018
Celebration of Community Nonprofit Awards Nominations due Sept. 12
We present two awards at the annual Celebration of Community event to area nonprofit professionals. Please consider nominating someone you know for one of these honors! Last year's recipients are pictured to the right.
Hurry, deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 12, 2018! Find the information here .

Stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
News for Nonprofits
Save the Date for Celebration of Community November 14  
Save the date for the Celebration of Community on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids.

The Gazette Gives Back Applications Open September 4
The Gazette Gives Back will return for the 2019 season. This annual program empowers Gazette readers to make meaningful impact to our area nonprofit community for free. At voting close, 40 nonprofit organizations will receive news of their free advertising allocation for use throughout 2019. A projected $500,000 in free advertising will be awarded to selected nonprofits. Applications to be considered for the 2019 program are available here. For more information, please contact Quinn Pettifer, Community Outreach Manager, at 319-981-0307 or email here .

Community Foundation Announces Next Grant Cycle Deadline October 12
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its third grant cycle for 2018 for local charitable nopnrofits that provide services in Linn County. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 12, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. Find more information here .

LAP-AID to Host Disaster & Poverty Problem-Solving Exercise
Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) will host a Disaster & Poverty Problem-Solving Exercise on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Rex Eno Conference Center at United Way of East Central Iowa. This interactive workshop helps organizations and individuals understand how to effectively and empathically serve low-income families. Find more information here .

Community Foundation Seeks Content Associate
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is seeking a Content Associate to join its Marketing and Program teams. The application deadline is Monday, September 10, 2018. Find a full job description here .

Lindale Mall Invites Participants in Trunk or Treat October 27
As part of the Boo 'N Brew event at Lindale Mall on October 27, nonprofits are invited to participate in the Trunk or Treat activity in the south parking lot from 12-3 p.m. Cost is $25, and participants are asked to hand out candy, but also can distribute any promotional materials. No selling of product is permitted. Please contact Lia Pontarelli, Marketing Director, at 319-393-9399, or email here for more information.
Training Opportunities
Upcoming Peer Groups
Please RSVP to peer groups. Email Carrie Walker here .
Tuesday, Sept. 4 , 12-1 p.m. Executive Directors
Wednesday, Sept. 12 , 12-1 p.m. Managers
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 12-1 p.m. Development
Thursday, Sept. 20, 12-1 p.m. CFO/Finance
Tuesday, Sept. 25 , 12-1 p.m. Marketing

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 3:30-5 p.m.
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher, IA
Cost: Members free; $25 non-members

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bridge View Center, 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, IA
Cost: Free, less than 40 seats remain.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City
Course Fee: $70; CEU Fee: $25; CEUs: 0.6

Save the Date for Nonprofit Know-How: Media Relations
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Public Library, Downtown Cedar Rapids, Whipple Auditorium
Cost: Free, registration coming soon!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA
Cost: AFP Members $50; Non-member $75.
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