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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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Articles Offer Advice on Reopening Offices, In-Person Meetings

Two online publications offer advice and points to consider as nonprofits, their workers, board members, and volunteers begin to return to their workplaces and activities. The online magazine Blue Avocado lists ideas to take into account as organizations ease board members and others back to in-person meetings. The Chronicle of Philanthropy summarizes suggestions for reopening offices and accommodating new types of work arrangements. The Chronicle  cites statistics from the Nonprofit Return to Workplace 2021 Pulse Survey which collected responses from 635 mission-driven organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

National Preparedness Month—Prepare to Protect

No one wants to think about disasters and emergencies, but September is National Preparedness Month and has important suggestions to help you devise plans and mobilize resources should an emergency occur. Creating a plan with your family, assembling a supply kit, and safeguarding documents are a few recommendations. The National Weather Service has information and suggestions to help you stay alert to weather events. And what about financial safety? The IRS calls it the often-forgotten piece of preparedness. Articles on measures to take before the unexpected occurs and other resources for taxpayers can be found here.

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Don't Forget to Register for the 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Summit

The 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Summit will take place October 5-7 in a virtual format and will offer sessions relevant to nonprofit workers and volunteers in a variety of roles. Learn from presentations, take part in networking, be present for the Iowa Nonprofit Awards ceremony, and hear from an impressive lineup of keynote speakers. On October 7, LAWINRC director Paul Thelen will be part of a panel discussion on state and federal laws that affect Iowa's nonprofit sector. Register for the summit here

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2020 Value of Volunteer Time in Iowa
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