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.


Giving Tuesday
November 29 is Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, traditionally the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is November 29. There are many ways to give and many ways to help the causes you care about most. Iowans can search for volunteer opportunities or post their organizations' volunteer needs on Volunteer Iowa’s website. The Volunteer Opportunities section links to the Get Connected system with statewide listings. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals can find out more about how to get involved by choosing Participate on the Giving Tuesday website.

Navigate the Giving Maze with the BBB’s Wise Giving Guides

Three times a year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) publishes The Wise Giving Guide to help donors make wise giving decisions. The cover story for the Fall 2022 guide is Crypto-Philanthropy. The spring/summer 2022 issue focused on Ukraine charity relief. Each guide also contains a list of charities evaluated by the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance. These and earlier issues of The Wise Giving Guide can be downloaded at no charge on the BBB website. Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash

Iowa Nonprofit Alliance
Iowa Nonprofit Alliance Launches December 8

Iowa is one of a handful of states that does not have a statewide nonprofit association, but that will change on December 8. The Iowa Nonprofit Alliance (INA) is launching on that date. Join your nonprofit colleagues from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. for this online event. We will feature arts and cultural organizations from across the state and share how the INA will help us grow and strengthen the nonprofit sector. Be part of the celebration! There is no charge for this event, but please reserve your spot. You will receive the link in your order confirmation and a reminder email. Can't attend the launch? Go to the Learn More page to ensure you receive information about how to join.

Clients Served in 2021
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020