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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New MPA Degree Coming Fall 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, the UI’s School of Urban & Regional Planning will offer a Master of Public Affairs degree. This interdisciplinary degree will prepare students for careers in government service and the nonprofit sector. Applications are being taken now. Learn more.

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America's Nonprofits--Mapping the Story

Data science firm Civis Analytics examined data from more than 350,000 nonprofit organizations and has made information available in map form. What are the most common organizations? What types of nonprofits do different states have? What are the best-funded nonprofits? Details.

Giving Tuesday
December 3 is Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and follows the shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Community members and businesses are encouraged to help kick off the holiday giving season by supporting their favorite local charities with their dollars. Learn more about Giving Tuesday.

Direct Services Delivered in 2018-19
Iowa Nonprofits Recognized as Tax-Exempt (Jan-June 2019)
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide in November
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