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.


Nominations Being Accepted for Volunteer Awards

Nominations are being accepted until April 17 for the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Awards.  Make your nominations in any of three categories: Individual, Group, and Length of Service. Nominations should be submitted online and are accepted from: City governments, community colleges, county governments, federal government units operating in Iowa, Iowa MENTOR certified programs, K-12 schools, national service programs operating in Iowa (AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors), nonprofit and charitable organizations, private colleges and universities, non-state government organizations. See the Governor’s Volunteer Awards website for information.

Attention Students: The LAWINRC is Hiring

The LAWINRC is looking for graduate and third- or fourth-year undergraduate students interested in applying for 4-8 Summer Research Associate positions. Review of applications began on February 14. Examples of work include assisting with updating editions of several LAWINRC publications; developing and delivering workshops; developing and delivering strategic planning, succession planning, and similar project materials to partner organizations. Advanced skills we are seeking include research, writing, analytics, storytelling, editing, foreign languages, and marketing. The term of employment is May 23 through August 11. See the full position description.

Biennial Reports are Due by April 1

Registered agents for Iowa nonprofit organizations have received reminders from the Iowa Secretary of State’s office to file their biennial reports by April 1. All nonprofits organized within Iowa or authorized to do business in Iowa must file the report between January 1 and April 1 of each odd-numbered year. The report may be filed by mail or online at no charge. The Secretary of State’s office recommends using Fast Track Filing. Read more on how to file this document with the Secretary of State’s office on our Articles page.

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