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.


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The IRS Lists Dirty Dozen Scams for 2022

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service releases its Dirty Dozen Tax Scams list. This summer, the IRS has posted an overview of the list on its website along with other more in-depth articles explaining the top scams for 2022. Scammers continue to devise ways to draw people in with text messages, telephone calls, and bogus social media postings. Charity scams remain on the list as the pandemic continues and humanitarian crises emerge. The articles offer information on how to stay aware of such tactics and how to report incidents to the IRS.  

Mobile Museum is on the Move

Iowa History 101 is on the move again this year bringing artifacts and information about the state and its historical figures to citizens in all 99 counties. The display includes old photographs, women’s suffrage materials, and from more recent times, a NASA-issued flight suit worn by Iowa native and record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson. The museum is on the road through October 14. Check the itinerary to see if your town is on the schedule.

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NCN Report on State, Local, Nonprofit Partnerships

The National Council of Nonprofits has issued the report Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits. The American Rescue Plan Act authorizes state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments to invest their allocations in charitable nonprofits. While nonprofits are eligible for that funding, they must make a case for it. The updated report provides information on designing and managing programs, successful models of nonprofit relief, the role of nonprofit advocacy, and more.  Download the free report here.

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