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.


Check out On-Demand Learning from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service has a variety of free, on-demand learning options for nonprofit workers and board members. Many of the sessions are short modules of 30 minutes or less that can be viewed any time. Nonprofit beginners can benefit from the basic information on the Starting Out page. The Existing Organizations page addresses questions and concerns to help organizations maintain their tax-exempt status. Offerings range from PowerPoint presentations to a number of choices accessible from the IRS video portal.


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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.

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The LAWINRC is Looking for Summer Research Associates

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for the LAWINRC’s 2024 Summer Research Associate (SRA) positions. Among other duties, SRAs would assist with updating LAWINRC publications; developing and delivering workshops; developing and delivering strategic planning, and similar project materials to partner organizations; and responding to inquiries from the public. Examples of preferred advanced skills are research, writing, analytics, storytelling, editing, design, and marketing. Coursework and/or experience in nonprofit organizations is a plus. For the full description and to apply, visit Handshake or 12twenty.

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