The University of Iowa


The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center (LAWINRC) was founded in 2000 to serve a dynamic and growing nonprofit sector in Iowa. The LAWINRC is dedicated to delivering high-quality direct services, education, and research to support current and future nonprofit leaders.


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LAWINRC Joins Anti-Trafficking Initiative

Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT), is a volunteer human trafficking awareness program between the Office of Iowa Secretary of State and Iowa’s business and nonprofit communities. Recently, businesses and nonprofits signed on to the program to show their commitment to the initiative by learning something, doing something, and making a difference where human trafficking is concerned. To learn more, to join, and to find resources, visit the IBAT website.

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Dance Marathon Continues a 28-Year Tradition

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon (UIDM), a tradition on the UI campus, will stage its 28th consecutive event on February 4 and 5. Dance Marathon is the largest student-run organization on campus. Funds raised support Iowa families affected by pediatric cancer. Last year, the marathon raised $1.4 million. Other related activities and partner groups include the Dance Marathon Alumni Group and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Learn more about Dance Marathon on the organization’s website.


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Take the 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

The Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey is being conducted now through Feb. 28. The National Council of Nonprofits states that this is a vital national survey on the financial health of nonprofits. The survey collects data on the experiences of nonprofit leaders and informs the sector's efforts to improve the lives of people in communities across the country. In the past, its findings have been widely used and cited by nonprofit leaders and boards, funders, advocates, policymakers, media, researchers, and many others. Take the survey here.

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2020 Value of Volunteer Time in Iowa
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020