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.


hand filling out survey
There's still time to complete the INA Salary & Benefits Survey!

If you have not completed the statewide nonprofit salary and benefits survey being conducted by the LAWINRC and the Iowa Nonprofit Alliance (INA), there’s still time! We have extended the deadline until we receive 100 more surveys. We strongly encourage you to participate, especially if your organization is located in or operates in areas near or across Iowa’s borders as your contributions will make this report more accurate and complete. Link to the survey and learn more hereImage by Andreas Breitling, Pixabay


history books
Volunteer Judges Needed for National History Day

National History Day is a program that challenges students to research topics of their choosing and present their findings in district and state competitions. Top students advance to the national contest. This year’s national competition is June 9-13 at the University of Maryland in College Park. Participants gain self-confidence, learn how to think critically, and develop communication skills.  Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Judges are needed at Iowa's district contests.  Learn more here.

Red Heart
GivingTuesday Report Reviews 2023

TheNonProfitTimes summarized a report recently released by GivingTuesday that provides a look at giving during 2023. The article, Data Shows All Forms of Generosity Up in 2023 Q4, is available online. The behaviors of those who give is the focus rather than how much money was given. The report includes a closer examination of data for October-December 2023. The full report, GivingPulse Q4 2023 Report, is also available online.

Clients Served July-March 2023
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020