Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
Leading Through Service, Even When Shift Happens!
  2021-06-03  8:00 am - 9:30 am

Dr. Bill Withers returns to the Cedar Valley to share insights into our post-pandemic organizations, what’s changed for those of us who lead, and what’s timeless and stays the same! 

Free for CVNA members; $25 non-members

Please RSVP here.
The Future of Charitable Giving….How Should Your Non-Profit Pivot To Be Ready Now?
 2021-10-05 1:30-3:30 pm

Online Event

Learn how to implement new strategies and goals to adapt your charitable giving plan in a post COVID-19 world.  This message will speak to all non-profits who are seeking charitable support, as well as their board and development related committees.

Presenter: Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Registration details coming soon.
Virtual Cocktail Event
 2021-06-30  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join us as we present to you the 2021 CVNA Strategic Plan. We will share the survey results that guided the plan, and give you an overview of what’s ahead for the association – and ultimately our members. In addition, the CVNA is pleased to announce a new Coordinator will be coming on board. Come and meet her. Enjoy a cocktail, or drink of your choice, as we gather in our virtual space.

Please RSVP here.
CVNA's 2021 Program Line Up

Note. Programs will be online and/or in person based on safety regulations.
Community News & Events
Foundation Announces Spring 2021 Awards

The Otto Schoitz Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $2,055,000 to organizations aligned with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley. With this announcement, the Foundation’s total grantmaking surpasses $9.6 million since ... read more.
UNI wants to help your organization's communication needs!

UNI courses focusing on workplace communication are seeking individual and organizational clients who wish to have publications created. Examples include but are not limited to newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Please contact Adrienne Lamberti at for more information.
Racial Equity Nonprofit Leader Cohort

This is the culmination of your ideas, engagement, and desire to work together in leveling up our commitment to racial equity in our organizations. 

This cohort will be associated and aligned with the Economic Inclusion Network through Grow Cedar Valley. At this time we will operate as a cohort specifically focused on racial equity work within our nonprofit and community-serving organizations. 

You are invited to attend our inaugural meeting on Wednesday, June 16th from 2:00-4:00pm.

At this time our focus is on involving top-level leaders of nonprofits and community-serving organizations. Our hope is that their engagement will ensure the racial equity work is valued and pursued within their organization. We do envision a future in which we more broadly engage staff at all levels, but at this stage we are looking for organizational leaders and board chairs primarily. 

Please RSVP here.
John Deere Waterloo Citizenship

Recently at the Grantwriting Power Hour networking meeting, Mindy Schmidt, Community Relations Manager for John Deere shared the work that John Deere desires to support in the community. Learn more about what they fund here.

They also conducted a Community Needs Assessment. You can see the report here.
Cultural Immersion Workshop - June 25

Struggling to dip your toe in the diversity conversation? Start here.

Learn how to have an effective voice in the conversation, at the executive table, around the kitchen table, or with passionate individuals in the community.

Expand your cultural vision in life & business when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as leaders in life and in business.

Learn aspects about yourself and your industry that will help you stand out, be unique and expand your cultural vision in life and in business. More here.
Job Opportunities
Grant Coordinator

The Otto Schoitz Foundation seeks a highly organized and resourceful Grant Coordinator to support the Foundation’s mission and grantmaking processes. The responsibilities of the Coordinator are varied, consisting of professional grant-related functions along with general office duties. This position is fulltime and is not required to fundraise.

Rural Outreach Coordinator

The Rural Outreach Coordinator will identify and mobilize key stakeholders, program participants and organizations in rural Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Buchanan Counties in Iowa to move the mission of IowaHeartland Habitat for Humanity forward in communities outside the Waterloo/Cedar Falls metropolitan area.
Please email a cover letter and resume directly to executive director Ali Parrish. Materials submitted through career websites will not be considered.

Summer Assistant (AmeriCorps 4-H)

Who would be a great candidate: Anyone who loves working with school-aged youth. This position requires a high school diploma or the equivalent. Do you know of a college student home for the summer needing a resume-building experience? Do you know of a school teacher looking to pay off some student loans and wouldn’t mind having some fun this summer?  

Grant Writer & Data Specialist

The Grant Writer will be responsible to research and find grants, write and submit grants, send in reports in a timely manner, collect and maintain programmatic data. This position is part of the House of Hope team, and consequently, will interact daily with the Executive Director, Development Coordinator, Case Managers, Donation Sorter, Volunteer Coordinator, and Office Manager.

Grant Writer

Cedar Valley Bridges Out of Poverty is seeking a Grant Writer to support ongoing management, report writing, and proposal writing. Please contact Rev. George Karnik at (319) 226-5412.  

Contracted Grant Writing Providers

The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association often gets requests for names of individual contracted providers who write grants.

If you are one of them, please send us your information so we can share it. Email details and contact information to Annie.

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