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*Rethinking Your Annual Fundraising Plan: Refresh, Re-engage, and Reactivate

Nonprofit leaders have navigated a lot during the past 18 months; funding priorities have shifted, virtual meetings consumed calendars, “pivoting” to new service delivery models became commonplace and managing the evolved needs of both clients and staff were essential. As our community continues...

Date 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Storytelling: Elevating Voices for Impact

Nonprofit organizations have amazing stories to tell. And donors, community members, and potential clients rely on those stories to help inspire engagement with an organization and ultimately bring the mission to life. As staff and board members are focused on ensuring quality programming and...

Date 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 8:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Preserve Iowa Summit: The Trail Ahead (Virtual)

The annual Preserve Iowa Summit is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation. Through expert presentations, workshops and tours, participants will learn new ways to preserve Iowa’s past for the future.

The 2021 summit’s theme, “The...

Date 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 3:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
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DonorConnect: Nonprofit Resilience as We Face the Future

Over the past year our local nonprofits have stepped up and leaned in to meet the needs of our community in the face of tremendous challenges. Join us as we learn from our panel of nonprofit and foundation leaders as they share the ways in which the nonprofit sector pivoted to listen and learn...

Date 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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*On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Serving as a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead within the nonprofit sector and put your passion for a charitable cause into practice. Along with an affinity for the mission, effective board members must possess a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities to keep your...

Date 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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*2021 Iowa Nonprofit Summit (Virtual)

The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is held every other year and offers breakout sessions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and more. The 2021 summit will be held virtually.

Watch the LAWINRC Event Calendar and the Volunteer Iowa website for...

Date 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location 
1963 Bell Ave.
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315

Morris (James B.) Scholarship Fund

The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) is a scholarship for minority students who want to pursue college and graduate level educations. Since the program was established, over 1000 minority students have received scho1arshp assistance after high school to help them obtain higher learning....

Application Deadline 

Application address: James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 12145, Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone: (515) 864-0922

Submission deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 4pm CST

For application instructions and to download an application form, visit our application page.

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Donor Connect: Collective Vision for a Resilient and Strong DSM (Virtual)

As we reflect on the challenges of the past year, our panel of community leaders will discuss how they have found inspiration and wisdom to set vision and strategy to build back stronger. While we faced many obstacles in 2020, what remained constant was our commitment to addressing each hurdle...

Date 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Young Writer Workshop

How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for Young Writers’ Workshop.

Throughout the week, students will participate in icebreaker activities, explore the museum's collection vault and exhibits, engage in...

Date 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, June 18, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319