The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

Welcome to the INRC

The INRC strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities. We appreciate your patience as we retool our information and resources. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.

Training and Other Opportunities

The First Annual Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 17 at the Bridge View Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa, IA. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration ends on September 12. For information and to register, go to or call 641-455-5260.

The Iowa Museum Association (IMA) Annual Meeting and Conference will be held October 4-6 in Pella. Registration is due by Friday, September 25. The discounted room rate at the Royal Amsterdam hotel expires on September 4. Click here for details about speakers, tours, breakout sessions, networking, and registration options.

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Drake Law School, and the Drake Legal Clinic are partnering with the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organization Division to present IRS Tax Workshop: For Small and Medium Sized Nonprofit Organizations. Experienced IRS Exempt Organization Specialists will conduct the day-long workshop on September 10 at the Olmsted Center on the Drake University campus. Continuing education credits in several areas are available. The fee is $45 per person and includes lunch. For more information and to register.

The 2015 Iowa Nonprofit Summit will take place on November 9 and 10 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus. Registration will open this summer. Watch the INRC Web site and the Summit's online registration site for details as they become available.

Recent Reports

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report (GAO-15-164) in late December 2014 on IRS oversight of tax-exempt organizations. The study was done in light of reductions in the IRS budget and resulting concerns about the agency’s ability to provide adequate oversight of charitable organizations. The documentation studied and the GAO’s recommendations in this pdf of the report.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report on July 3, 2014 entitled Some Tax Exempt Organizations Have Substantial Delinquent Payroll Taxes. TIGTA carried out a review to determine the extent of unpaid payroll taxes and what has been done to address it. Read the full report.