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


Read the LAWINRC Summer 2016 Quarterly.

The 2016 edition of the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence is here. For information on obtaining copies, click on the cover image at right.

Nonprofit News

Volunteer Iowa announced on July 6 that it approved $9 million in federal and state AmeriCorps funding that will leverage approximately $6 million in private and local funding to support 890 AmeriCorps members, and $279,000 in state funded RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Grants, leveraging over $1.2 million in federal funds and supporting 5,498 RSVP Senior Corps Volunteers. See Volunteer Iowa’s full announcement for further details.

Earlier this spring, Overtime and Overhead surveys were circulated to nonprofit organizations on behalf of the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN). The NCN reports that 1,094 people, representing all fifty states, responded. Read the report, entitled The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum.  

All webinars on the Overtime Final Rule offered this spring by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) have been recorded. Most are currently available online with others coming soon. The DOL has also included links to frequently asked questions about the changes to be implemented on December 1, 2016.

Training and Other Opportunities

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Johnson County is offering the Nonprofit Management Academy through November 10. Classes meet 9 am-4 pm Thursdays at ISU Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City, IA 52246 and lead to a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Each class costs $70. CEU credit available for an additional $25 per workshop. Information, registration, and brochure available here or telephone 319-337-2145.

ISU Extension and Outreach, Lee County is also offering the Nonprofit Management Academy. All classes meet 9 am-4 pm on Tuesdays at the Baymont Inn and Suites, 325 Main St., Keokuk, IA. Courses are $60 each with CEU credit available for an additional $25. Information, registration, and brochure available here or telephone 319-835-5116. The first course offering is Four Steps to Effective Program Evaluation.

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

Reports and Studies

The Giving USA 2016 report released June 14 reports that charitable donations in 2015 were up 4 percent. Contributions from individuals led in total dollar amounts. Organizations receiving the biggest increases in donations were international affairs organizations that respond to humanitarian crises. For extended analyses of the report, see the website for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The General Report of the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) has been issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The report has five areas of focus: Employee Plans; Exempt Organizations; Federal, State and Local Governments; Indian Tribal Governments; and Tax Exempt Bonds. See the full report here.

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