The University of Iowa

About the INRC


The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center (LAWINRC) is a University of Iowa interdisciplinary collaboration, founded in 2000 by UI College of Law Professor and UI President Emeritus Willard "Sandy" Boyd. The LAWINRC has established a record of training students in nonprofit law, offering workshops and training to nonprofit workers statewide, providing critical information on nonprofit issues, and developing publications and guidelines for Iowa’s nonprofit organizations. The Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence was developed as part of the Governor’s Nonprofit Task Force in 2005.

See the LAWINRC Mission Statement.


Programs and Services

Educational programs

We provide instruction for people who are engaged in or aspire to nonprofit work by offering strong and relevant course content. Our learners are both on and off the University of Iowa campus, and we reach them through credit courses, non-credit workshops, and training sessions. Watch our website for details on upcoming workshops and training sessions. Follow the links to the UI's general catalog provided below for information about on-campus learning opportunities.

Our goal is to make information about the nonprofit sector readily available. Through our Web site, quarterly newsletter, and periodic updates, we facilitate access to relevant resources such as publications, consultants, associations, Web sites, and courses available in Iowa and nationwide.

View issues of the LAWINRC newsletter.


Larned A. Waterman

The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center is named for Larned Waterman, a Quad Cities community leader and 1947 UI Law School alumni. Mr. Waterman died in 1983. In 2004, Mr. Waterman’s widow, Mary Hubbell Waterman of Bettendorf, Iowa, made a gift commitment to the Center.

Mr. Waterman was a member of the Iowa Law School Foundation Board of Directors from 1972 to 1976. He also served as trustee of The University of Iowa Murray Trust Fund and was director or trustee for several Quad Cities and Iowa companies and nonprofit organizations.

N. William Hines, who was dean of the UI College of Law at the time of the gift, said, “Larned A. Waterman was not only a distinguished Iowa lawyer, he was also one of Iowa’s foremost public citizens, giving generously of his time and talent to an array of civic activities. Permanently associating his name with the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center is a most fitting recognition of his multitude of contributions to the university, to the profession and to the state of Iowa.”