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.


Nominations Open for Statewide Nonprofit Awards

Nominations are open for the 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Awards. Are there nonprofit workers, volunteers, organizations, or achievements that deserve recognition in your community? Awardees will be recognized in a ceremony at the Iowa Nonprofit Summit in October. Nominations are due August 19. Details.

Willard L. Boyd
Willard "Sandy" Boyd to Read from Memoir

Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd will read from his recently published memoir, A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier, on Sunday, July 28. The reading will be at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 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