Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 154
March 27, 2017
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Marketing Meet-Up...

Please join the Marketing Meet-Up Group on April 20, 2017 from  Noon -1:00  p.m.at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls). Please click here to RSVP.  Please bring your own lunch.
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Me gan Horn will be our guest speaker.  Megan is a market ing  specialist at Far  Reach, a development and marketing company. She develops and implements result-driven integrated mar ke ting strategies for Far Reach and its clients. She graduated from UNI with an undergraduate degree in marketing, and is currently finishing her MBA through UNI as well. She got her start in social media at a local advertising agency, and has watched the industry evolve rapidly in a short time. Megan is a word nerd with a fer ocious curiosity about how marketing drives a business' bottom line.
New Member...


CVNA would like to welcome Bring Your Families to Christ as the newest member to our organization.  

Nonprofit Leadership Awards Luncheon...
Member Spotlight...
Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but carry forward into their adult lives. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives.

The Winnebago Council serves more than 4,500 youth in 17 counties in North Central Iowa. With the Council headquarters in Waterloo and a service center in Mason City, the council has three Districts (Lakeland, River Valley, & Twin Rivers).

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America--incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916--is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

To read more on this great organization, please  click here. 

Boy Scouts of America Winnebago Council has been a valued member of the CVNA since 2014-- thank you for your continued support.
Job Openings...

Job Title:   Grant Coordinator

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications to federal, state, corporate, and private foundations in support of Allen College programs and priorities. Ensure project management and reporting are done in line with grant requirements and UnityPoint Heath policies. Responsible for professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities with philanthropic objectives that match the needs of Allen College. Undertake grant pursuits in consultation with the Manager, Grant Services to optimize the potential and interests of all grant sources to UnityPoint Health - Waterloo and its related entities.
For more a more detailed job description or to apply, go to UnityPoint.org/Careers and search for Job ID #23773.

Job Title:   Network Relations Coordinator

This position assists with providing direct customer service to member agencies regarding all aspects of Food Bank membership, including responding to questions and requests for information, conducting monitoring visits, record keeping, tracking of agency trends, and promotion of available services. This position will also be involved with the Mobile Food Pantries, BackPack and Elderly Nutrition Programs, including conducting monitoring visits, record keeping and program promotion. There will be some evening and weekend hours.  Associates degree in an affiliated field and relevant experience.

For more information on this position and on how to apply, please click here .

Job Title:   Site Manager/Camp Ranger

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors? Would you like to help shape young lives? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are currently seeking a Site Manager/Camp Ranger to manage all aspects of camp property and work closely with camp directors, volunteers, and council staff to ensure that camp users have a successful camping experience. . For more information or to apply, please visit our website .
Internship Opportunity...
Internship Title:  Assistant Event Planner

Waterloo Center for the Arts' summer intern primarily assists with events and marketing tasks during the busy summer event season. These responsibilities are broken down into the following percentiles:

* 55% - Event Management, including assisting with the coordination and delivery of private client and community events; logistic coordination; contract proposals; event set up , and representing WCA to the public and stakeholders during operating hours. 
* 30% - Marketing, including writing press releases and other text for a variety of marketing materials;; designing and producing mailings and fliers; developing and implementing social media and electronic communication plans; determining innovative ways to promote WCA's events and services; and maintaining banners and signage for outdoor events. 
* 15% - Administrative, including answering the phones and general office administrative duties as assigned.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of college. Interns are expected to be organized, detail-oriented, flexible, creative, quick-thinking, patient, personable, and able to manage multiple tasks. The intern must possess strong written and oral communication skills; computer literacy; and an interest in event management and production.

Email resume and cover letter to carrie.gleason@waterloo-ia.org
State Representatives News Updates...

Please click here  for the most updated information from Bob Kressig

Please click here for the most updated information from Sandy Salmon

Please click here for the most updated information from Walt Rogers


Please click here for the most updated information from William Dotzler

Please click here for the most updated information from Bill Dix

Please click here  for the most updated information on Timi Brown Powers


Please click here for the most updated information on Ras Smith

We Don't Want You To Miss A Thing!

Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first two years we have: (continually being updated)
  • 75 member organizations
  • 5 investors
  • 1,350 program registrations
  • 86 hours of programming
  • 153 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 163 jobs advertised
  • 20+ organizations connected with 50 UNI students 
  • added additional educational training workshops to our members
  • won the "Gift of the Heart Innovation" award in 2013
  • Partners with Idealware
Check out the other benefits of membership HERE If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE

If you have any questions, please email CVNA Coordinator at 
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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:  2017
  • April 6th - NP Luncheon 
  • April 20th - Marketing Meet-Up
  • April 27th - Grant Gurus
  • June 1st - Lean Experimentation
  • June 22nd - Grant Gurus
  • August 3rd - Board Engagement
  • September 28th - Grant Gurus
  • October 5th - Effective Meeting Planning Design
  • December 1st - Legislative Forum
There will also be some added"special training" presentations for 2017 so for  the most updated
information please visit our resources section and stay tuned to our web-site for additional information.
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