University of Iowa


Welcome to the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center.

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


Leading with Intent
BoardSource Survey: Leading with Intent

BoardSource invites board chairs and chief executives to take the organization’s biennial survey, Leading with Intent. The survey focuses on board governance practices. Deadline: May 24.  Learn more and take the survey.

Willard L. Boyd
Boyd Memoir Now Available

Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd is Emeritus Professor of Law, President Emeritus of the UI, President Emeritus of the Field Museum of Chicago, and one of the founders of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. His memoir, A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier is available from the University of Iowa Press. Read an excerpt.

Connecting with Communities

The Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities connect faculty, staff, and students with nonprofits, municipalities, and other groups to assist with projects and build capacity. For example, the DeWitt Referral Center, a nonprofit resource for families in need, received retail guidance from an MBA student that helped the center better fulfill its mission. Learn more.

Workshop Participants in 2017-18
Nonprofit organizations in Iowa