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Welcome to the INRC

The INRC strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities.

Nonprofit News

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Awards (GVA). The GVAs are a non-competitive and inexpensive way to honor individuals or groups “who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, cooperation, and hard work through their volunteer service” according to the guidelines issued by Volunteer Iowa. Procedures for submitting nominations have changed this year. Non-state government organizations should submit nominations to Volunteer Iowa. State government agencies should submit nominations through the agency's coordinator. A list of coordinators for all organizations is available. There is a charge of $15 per award. All nominations are due April 4.

Volunteer Iowa Day, which was scheduled for February 3 at the capitol building in Des Moines, has been postponed until March 15. The Excellence in Mentoring Awards will be presented on April 13. Details.

Training and Other Opportunities

See our Professional Development page for webinars, workshops, and other activities.


The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (Act) 2015 Report of Recommendations is available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/tege_act_rpt_14.pdf

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.

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