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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Community Engaged Courses Tagged for Spring

The Office of Community Engagement announces that later this month, Community Engaged Courses—courses that integrate community projects and partnerships across Iowa with regular course activities—will be tagged with a CEC icon on the MyUI registration website. The icon will appear on courses offered for the spring 2022 semester. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in CECs will be able to more easily identify them. The opportunities afforded by CECs help students gain a deeper understanding of their chosen disciplines and possible career paths as they put theory into practice.

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Iowa Mission of Mercy Gears Up

Dental care is crucial to one’s overall health not to mention self-image. University of Iowa dental faculty, dental alumni, and students are helping the annual Iowa Mission of Mercy dental clinics get underway. The UI College of Dentistry has joined other sponsors to offer the annual clinics since 2008. At locations around Iowa, the volunteers provide free cleanings, fillings, oral surgery, and other dental services. Since the clinics began, volunteers have treated 5,000 patients offering services that total $10 million. See the Iowa Mission of Mercy website for more information.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Awardees

Thanks to all who made the 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Summit a success. Also, congratulations to recipients of the Iowa Nonprofit Awards.

The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is held every other year. This year's sponsors included: The Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association, the NE Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Iowa Council of Foundations, and the University of Iowa Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate. Planning partners were Volunteer Iowa, the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center, and United Ways of Iowa. To learn more about the summit, contact Volunteer Iowa at or telephone 800.308.5987. 

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