Welcome to the INRC

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


Read the LAWINRC Fall 2016 Quarterly.

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

Nonprofit News

The Chicago-based Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) has announced its next proposal application deadline is February 1, 2017. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S. RRF is one of the nation’s first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. Read the press release or refer to RRF’s website for details.

Training and Other Opportunities

The Nonprofit Management Academy offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Johnson County/Linn County will offer its final class on Thursday, November 10 from 9 am to 4 pm at ISU Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City, IA 52246. More information is here or telephone 319-337-2145.

ISU Extension and Outreach, Lee County also offers Nonprofit Management Academy courses. Classes meet 9 am-4 pm, 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 is here or telephone 319-835-5116.

See our Professional Development page for details on these and other activities.

Reports and Studies

The Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY2016 Work Plan was issued September 28, 2016 by the IRS. Click the link to read the entire report.

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.  

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. A Giving USA Infographic breaks down the report.

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