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Upcoming Events

Keep up with community engagement events on campus and in the Cedar Valley!

Donor Acknowledgment Roundtable

Date: January 25th, 2018,  8:30 am

Location: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA

Bring your own breakfast or coffee!  

Description: Everyone wants to be thanked - but how and why do we apply this common responsibility in the non-profit world? Come and discuss how non-profits in the Cedar Valley are acknowledging donors and what the trends are nationwide.  Here is a chance to share your ideas and hear from others who may have good advice on the topic of thanking donors! Consider bringing a copy of your organization's acknowledgment letter for discussion, not required. Click here to RSVP. 

Marketing Meet-Up

Date: January 25th, 2018, Noon to 1 p.m. 

Location: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Description: Listen to James Infelt, Partner and Chief Digital Officer at Amperage, as he will be presenting on SEO. Jim's expertise is in interactive and digital marketing and communication. He has over 30 years of experience in the advertising industry and is passionate about working with the philanthropic community. Please click here to RSVP. 

Nonprofit Explor-A-Ganza

Date: February 12, 2018, 3:45-5:00 p.m. 

Location: UNI Commons Ballroom

Description: Come to UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's annual Nonprofit Explor-A-Ganza Event on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 3:45-5:00 pm in the UNI Commons Ballroom!  This event is free for CVNA and NLA Advisory Board Members. Cost is $25 to those who are not members. Parking will be available across the street in the Multimodal Transportation Center for small cost. 

The Explor-A Ganza is an excellent opportunity for you to meet UNI students as well as share internship, job, and volunteer opportunities that your organization has to offer. The format of the event will consist of "speed interviewing" with 5-6 rotations, which will give you the opportunity to meet with 20+ enthusiastic students. Set up will begin at 3:30 p.m. We encourage you to bring any display materials, business cards, internship information, volunteer descriptions, and/or brochures along. 

If you and/or another representative(s) from your organization would like to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, February 7th. To do so, please email Paige at, or give me a call at (319) 273-5600. Additionally, please send a short summary of your organization and your current internship / volunteer opportunities. We hope you will join us on February 12th

Nonprofit Data for Beginners

Date: Thursdays between Feb 8th and Feb 22nd, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

February 8: Asking the Right Questions

February 15: Hunting Down the Data 

February 22: Making Use of Your Data

The term "big data" gets used (and misused) a lot, making it seem scary and expensive. But bigger isn't always better. Gathering the right data-and knowing how to use it-is what matters. Join us for Nonprofit Data for Beginners, a three-week course designed to help you ask the right questions, find the data you need, and use your data to strengthen your organization.

Please click here to register for this event. 

Community Engagement Celebration Day 

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Maucker Union Ballrooms 

Description: Community partners and UNI faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to showcase their community engagement work! Many UNI faculty, staff, and students are involved in community engagement work through courses, research, student organizations and professional service. Be thinking about what projects, research and /or partnerships you can share with the UNI and Cedar Valley communities!