The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

Welcome to the INRC

The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center is in the process of developing a new website which will combine INRC resources with the Iowa Grants Guide. On the Iowa Grants Guide page, a link to the original database is provided and will be active until the new version is ready for users. A listing of our publications which can be purchased or downloaded is also once again available.

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.

Nonprofit News

Nominations are open for the Governor’s Volunteer Awards (GVA). The deadline for submitting nominations is April 3, 2015. All nominations must be submitted through and approved by an official Governor’s Volunteer Awards Agency Coordinator. Be sure to submit your nominations through the appropriate volunteer award coordinator. For more information visit www.volunteeriowa.org/awards.

A Board Boot Camp will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7 at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. The session is part of the GCRCF’s Nonprofit Know-How series. Topics include board recruitment, governance vs. management, board assessments, committee structures, and more. For more information or to register, contact Carrie Walker at (319) 774-2375 or carrie.walker@gcrcf.org

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered unauthorized access had been made to the the following: Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard) as well as Form 8868 extensions and filings for charitable organizations in Hawaii, Michigan, and New York.

For more information, visit http://faq.form990.org/ or call 1-800-564-9110 or email security@form990.org

Training and Workshops

The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands is offering a series of workshops on aspects of accounting, grant budgets, assets, expenses and related topics through February. The series is called Dirty, Sexy Money. More.

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.