Our New Web Site

Welcome to our new Web site. We are excited about launching a more user-friendly site. You will notice that one of our most frequently used features, the Iowa Grants Guide, has been incorporated into the new structure and appears as a separate item in the menu above.

Additional features and information continue to be added. If you have questions or comments about the Web site please contact us.

Welcome to the INRC

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

Nonprofit News

Jude West Memorial Scholarship recipients

More than 20 people received Jude West Memorial Scholarships which helped cover the cost of their attendance at the 2015 Iowa Nonprofit Summit on November 9 and 10. The Summit was held at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus. Photo by Tatiana Christian.

The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service is accepting nominations for the 2016 Volunteer Hall of Fame awards. The deadline is December 21, 2015. Inductees will be recognized during National Volunteer Week, April 10-17, 2016. Individuals or groups actively engaged in volunteer service may be nominated. For more information, email icvs@iowa.gov, call 1-800-308-5987, or see www.volunteeriowa.org

Training and Other Opportunities

See our Professional Development page.


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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