Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 145
November 14, 2016
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Legislative Forum...
Please join us for this year;s 5th annual Legislative Forum.  This years moderator will be Kaye Englin, President an CEO of The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed to our Legislative panel, please email them ahead of time to kenglin@cfneia.org. 

Where: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
           3117 Greenhill Circle  Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Time:   8-9:30 a.m.
Cost:   Free to CVNA members; $25 non-members

This is a great venue to have your voice heard ad is offered to all CVNA members.  If space is available, we will open up registration for non-members.  Please click here to register for the great forum.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  
Current Job Openings...

Job Title:  Operations Manager

This position is responsible for Warehouse Operations, Logistics, Maintenance, Food Safety & Sanitation. In addition the position oversees and supervises all warehouse staff, drivers, cleaning personnel, contracts for building maintenance and all equipment maintenance.

Knowledge of Food handling, Safety and the Food Industry Commitment to Social Justice Education Required: (Minimum) Bachelor's degree or comparable work experience; with 3-5 years of warehouse management experience (Preferred) BA degree in affiliated field. BA degree in a non-affiliated  field with 10 plus years of management experience will be considered.

Job Title:  Network Data Coordinator

This position is responsible for the data-entry functions related to product distribution, food procurement, and network receipting and reporting. In addition this position works with the Receiving and Inventory Control Coordinator on all aspects of receiving and inventory.

(Minimum) AA degree in an affiliated field, BA preferred.  Must have skills and experience related to inventory and database systems. 

For information on these positions and how to apply, please  

Job Title:  Events and Communications Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa seeks three (3) candidates for our Special Events & Communications Internship (un-paid) opportunities at our Waterloo office. The intern will work closely with the Development Director & Executive Director and will assist in the event planning process from start to finish. This volunteer should have genuine written and verbal communication skills and possess foundational organization skills. This position will be a great fit for a student looking to enhance or learn skills in the areas of event planning, hospitality, marketing, communications, public speaking, time management, non-profit management and organization and attention to details. No experience in hospitality or event planning is needed, but coachability and a passion for helping youth facing adversity is a must! Fall, spring, summer and year-round interns are needed, and the schedule and time period can be set by the successful intern candidate. The intern will create a professional development plan during the second week of the position that will identify professional and personal goals, action steps, and the learning that will need take place to ensure a successful internship experience. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to ashley.ludemann@iowabigs.com or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, 2530 University Ave #8, Waterloo, IA 50701.

Job Title:  Strategic  Marketing Director

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber seeks an enthusiastic and talented advocate for business and economic growth to become our full-time Strategic Marketing Director. The main responsibility is to provide brand communications and strategy for the organization, as well as collaborative communication initiatives with our affiliated organizations.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree and/or five years of related experience.
Complete job description at  www.cedarvalleyalliance.com . A portfolio of previous work, including writing samples and digital design, will be requested at the interview. 
Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to:
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber
10 West Fourth Street, Suite 310
Waterloo, IA 50701.
Member Spotlight...

The Larrabee Center was founded in 1989!

Mission:   It is our mission to assist persons with disabiliti es and the elderly to become or remain valued members of the community.

About:   The Larrabee Center, Inc. provides in-home services and vocational  services for persons with disabiliti es and the elderly. We also operate the thrift store, Trinkets & Togs.

Company Overview:   The Larrabee Center (TLC) exists to meet various support needs for individual s with disabiliti es and elderly individual s in a community based setting. TLC seek s to establish quality services, programs and properties which enhance the lives of the individuals we serve. The Community Support Services Program includes Supported Community Living Services, Home Habilitation Services, ID & BI Waiver Services, and Consumer Directed Attendant Care (CDAC). The Larrabee Center also provides vocational services at the Larrabee Vocational Center and Trinkets & Togs Thrift Store.

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

The Larrabee Center has been a valued member of the CVNA since 2012 -- thank you for your continued support.
Free Webinar Opportunities...

Free Upcoming Webinars to take advantage of....

December 13, 2016
12-1 o,m, CST
Characteristics of a Financially                                      
Healthy Nonprofit

January 24, 2017
12-1 p.m. CST
10 Steps of Budgeting
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

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)
  • 74 member organizations
  • 5 investors
  • 1,292 program registrations
  • 83.5 hours of programming
  • 145 e-newsletters
  • Grant Gurus workshops
  • 145 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 NLA (advertise job postings Nationwide)
  • 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

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CVNA Meeting Dates
CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:  2016 & 2017
  • December 2nd - Legislative Forum
  • February 13th - Explor-A-Ganza
  • April 6th - NP Luncheon 
  • June 1st - Lean Experimentation
  • August 3rd - Board Engagement
  • 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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