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.


Update on Overtime Pay Rule

This fall the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final rule that will make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay. The final rule took effect on January 1, 2020. Find a fact sheet, frequently asked questions page, and more on this DOL web page.

2020 Dance Marathon
Congratulations to Dance Marathon

Congratulations to the 26th Dance Marathon which raised $2.8 million to support families dealing with pediatric cancer and to fund research. More than 2,500 dancers took part in the 24-hour event that began at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 7. This is the 26th year for Dance Marathon. The first was in 1994 and raised $31,000.

Fall Pentacrest
New MPA Degree Coming Fall 2020

In Fall 2020, the UI’s School of Urban & Regional Planning will offer a Master of Public Affairs degree. This interdisciplinary degree will prepare students for careers in government service and the nonprofit sector. Applications are being taken now. Learn more about the program and the application process.

Direct Services Delivered in 2018-19
Iowa Nonprofits Recognized as Tax-Exempt (Jan-June 2019)
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide in November
Coming Events