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.


Start Preparing for Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is November 28, 2023, but it isn’t too early for nonprofits to start planning their strategies for one of the biggest giving days of the year. Start by checking out How to Participate in GivingTuesday on the GivingTuesday website, then read the Wild Apricot blogpost Giving Tuesday 2023 for background on this one-day, global charitable event. The post includes 16 tips on how to create a GivingTuesday campaign. LinkedIn also shares advice in the article Giving Tuesday 2023: A Complete Guide for Nonprofit Leaders.


Exploring the Nonprofit Worker Shortage

Currently, the nonprofit workforce shortage is a much-discussed topic. The National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) has a series of articles exploring approaches to this issue. The Four-Day Work Week: One Nonprofit’s Positive Experience by NCN’s Allison Higgins and Amy Silver O’Leary lays out how the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) experimented with a four-day work week and considered it a success. The Chronicle of Philanthropy features 10 Tips for Nonprofits to Test a 4-Day week, an article by Drew Lindsay that also examines the four-day strategy.  

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Registration Open for Iowa Nonprofit Summit

The Iowa Nonprofit Summit returns to in-person mode November 13-14 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. The theme is Reunited and it Feels So Good! Registration is now open. The Summit opens at 1 p.m. November 13 and continues through November 14 with breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a keynote by nonprofit blogger Vu Le. Early bird registration is offered through October 6. See the registration web page for one- and two-day registration options and discount information.

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