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We consider events such as fundraisers; grant deadlines; workshops, webinars, and professional development opportunities related to nonprofits and nonprofit work; conferences; and similar activities. All submissions will be reviewed by LAWINRC staff before posting.

Be sure to check with event sponsors for the latest information on events you are interested in attending. Some may be in person while others may be offered in a virtual format such as Zoom or Skype.

An asterisk (*) next to a title indicates it counts toward the six hours required per year for a nonprofit organization to be listed in the Register of Accountability. For information on courses and training you can complete on your own time, see our On-Demand Learning Opportunities page. 

Events

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Cryptocurrency and Nonprofits: What you Need to Know

Did you know that hundreds of millions of dollars have been donated to nonprofits through cryptocurrency like bitcoin? It’s time for your nonprofit to better understand cryptocurrency and how it can benefit your work. This webinar will cover how cryptocurrency is being leveraged in the nonprofit...

Date 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
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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
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*Designing Accessible Learning Programs

One in four Americans has a disability. Designing your learning programs to be accessible from the very beginning makes learning better for EVERYONE. Designing Accessible Learning provides a framework for thinking about how to help learners with disabilities learn in your online or in-person...

Date 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location 
6326 19th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6904
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AFPLead 2021 Annual Leadership Conference

Join hundreds of your fellow fundraising leaders in Indianapolis for 3 days of learning and connecting and gain the skills to lead your organization—and the sector—to a bright future.

Watch the event website for more information as it becomes available.

Date 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location 
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

This course will begin with orientation on October 19 then meet on the three Tuesdays following (October 26, November 2, and November 9) for highly interactive two-hour sessions each day.

Learn the essential knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation grant proposals. You will...

Date 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
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Tree Planting

Families, youth groups, individuals, and other volunteers are needed to form planting groups to plant trees along the Riverside nature trail. Groups will be assigned to a specific area along the trail. Holes will be dug prior to the planting date. Mulch piles and other supplies will be provided...

Date 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am
Location 
60 Greene St.
Riverside, IA 52327
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Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration: 8:00 am

Ceremony: 9:00 am

Walk begins: 9:30 am

Participants will walk a two-mile route to raise funds to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. There is no registration fee to take part in the walk, however, we ask...

Date 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am
Location 
McGrath Amphitheater
475 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

This session follows the October 19 orientation and is the second of three workshop sessions. The two remaining sessions meet November 2 and November 9 for two-hours each day.

The focus of this session is structuring the proposal...

Date 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
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*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

This is the second of three sessions in the Proposal Writing Boot Camp series. The focus this week is drafting the letter of inquiry and project budget.

Date 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
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*Graphics and Design in Learning

Your content can either land flat or come alive with the right graphics and design. If you use the right balance of color, graphics, fonts, and empty space, you can inspire more engagement and greater impact from your workshop or webinar. You can go from a hum-drum PowerPoint to a visual...

Date 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location 
6326 19th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

This is the third and final meeting of the Proposal Writing Boot Camp series. The focus for this session is preparing to build relationships with funders.

Date 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern Iowa observes National Philanthropy Day with educational sessions, networking, presentation of the Philanthropy Day Awards. Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Director of Advancement Talent Management at Dartmouth College & Founder of AKO Collective,...

Date 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:45am to 2:30pm
Location 
Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Event Category 

*Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 235,000+ grant maker profiles. You will learn how to search for grant makers who have funded organizations working on...

Date 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021

Events Calendar

Proposals for 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Summit

ArtUp: Ten Step Budgeting Process for Nonprofit Organizations

Bur Oak Land Trust Prairie Preview XXXVI: "UI Wild: Connecting Iowans with the Wild for a Generation."

Managing the Message – Panel Discussion with Communications Experts

Grant Preparation & Management Training

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Online Grant Application Lunch and Learn

Painting a Picture of Financial Health

Grant Management Training

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Algona

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Perry

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Corning

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Le Mars

State Arts & Culture Grants Deadline

Doc Dash 5K Run and Walk

Spring Cleaning Along the Iowa River

Run Like a Mother 5K Race

Opening Doors Gala: A Black Tie A-Fair

Guide Certification & Tourism Workshop

Governor's Volunteer Awards

Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

A Fairytale for Fundraising: Storytelling Strategies to Inspire Donations

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit: Connecting Through Standards

Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy

Fundraising Operations

Willard L. Boyd reads from "A Life on the Middle West's Never-Ending Frontier"

Family Day at Belgum Grove

Federal Arts Funding and Resources for Artists and Organizations with the National Endowment for the Arts

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nonprofit Know-How: Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

Nonprofit Party at the Museum

Grant Planning Session for Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund

Deepening Donor Relations: Insights From Professional Advisors that Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

Nonprofit Management Academy: Tools to Enhance Work Life Satisfaction

Nonprofit Board Engagement

Growing an Endowment for Your Nonprofit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Membership Meeting

Nonprofit Overtime Webinar

National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon & Penelope Burk Education Session

National Philanthropy Day Recognition Luncheon

Getting Meetings with Donors

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Stitches for Hope Quilt Sale

Student Involvement Fair

How to Succeed in Social Media in 2020 and Beyond

On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nice People Working with Nice People-Company Culture

Family Night at the Museum: Hollywood Rides the Rails

IMPACT Grant Lunch and Learn

Canceled - 41st Annual RiverRun 5K

Women in Public Management and Policy

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change

Exploring Creative Careers

(Webinar) Building a Talent Pipeline: Succession Planning for Nonprofits

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Raise the Bar: Improve Performance through Feedback and Coaching

Lean Concepts and Tools for Service-Oriented Organizations

Federal COVID-19 Legislation Webinar

Webinar: Engaging in Collaboration and Philanthropic Partnerships for COVID-19 Response

Webinar: Special Resources Related to Covid-19 for Iowa's Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

Transitioning to a Remote Workforce During COVID-19

Working With Your Board During the Pandemic

Webinar: Financial Leadership: Making Good Decisions in Unprecedented Times

Legacy Giving: Why It's Essential, Now More Than Ever

Webinar: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities

Webinar: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations

Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults

Managing a Global Response

How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

System Change: COVID, Nonprofits & the Economy: A Roundtable Discussion

From Common Ground to Congressional Action: Advancing the Universal Charitable Deduction

Webinar: How to Get the Most out of Your Nonprofit Website

Webinar: Leveraging Digital Platforms During a Crisis

Webinar: Psychological Wellness in the Workplace

Making Lemonade in Challenging Times

Why--and How--to Cultivate Women Donors Now

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part One

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part Two

Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice?

Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice?

How to Craft a Legacy Giving Case Statement

Iowa Arts Summit - Virtual Conference

(Webinar) P&P Training: New and Emerging Nonprofits

Seeking Forgiveness for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan (Webinar)

P&P Training: New and Emerging Nonprofits (Webinar)

Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

Make it OK & Back to School

Make it Okay: To Be Human in a Pandemic

Get Your Donors Ready to Give Before Your Big Day

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace

Remaking the Economy: Housing Justice Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce

DonorConnect: Justice for All

Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofits

Online Leading and Learning: How to Engage People in the Virtual Space

Cultivate Midlevel Donors

Virtual Youth Volunteer Fair

Youth Volunteerism Focus Group

Service Enterprise Initiative informational webinar

Imagine: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Connect: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Sharing Stories: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Sustaining Racial Healing Where You Live (Zoom)

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Susan Howlett on How to Fuel Your Board

Remaking the Economy: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Justice

Media Masters Webinar Series: Developing Docs & Digitals

Media Masters Webinar Series: Working With Talent

Media Masters Webinar Series: Producing Like a Pro

Raising Funds and Rising Up: How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In-Person

How Grant Makers in the Arts are Addressing Current Challenges

Drive Donor Decisions This #Giving Tuesday with Your Nonprofit Profile

Iowa History 101: Glendale Cemetery

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Overcoming COVID-19 Through Sustainable Collaborations

Exploring Key Data and Findings from the 2019 Columbus Survey

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

The 2020 Year-End Fundraising Playbook by NextAfter

Quick Tips for #GivingTuesday

Online Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

How They Did It: Virtual Events Donors Love

Remaking the Economy: Where to Now? -- and Beyond

Webinar: Nonprofit Know-How: Nonprofit Employee Personal Financial Health

(Webinar) We're in this Together: Overcoming Pandemic Stress in Providers

Implementing Shared Leadership: Practical Lessons from the Field

(Virtual) Iowa Stories: Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

Iowa: History 101: Winter Holidays (Online)

Winter Break: History Mystery (Online)

Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Financial Commons Launch (Online)

Iowa's Rural Heritage Revitalization Grant - Dealine

Together in Giving: 2020 Virtual Grant Reception

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Ethical Storytelling for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

COVID-19 Arts & Culture Recovery Program

Webinar for Nonprofit Cultural Organizations, Live Music Venues, Government Owned Cultural Venues

Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program webinar (Individual Artists)

Iowa Arts and Culture Recovery Program

Remaking the Economy: COVID-10, Recovery, and the Black Community

Strategy Meets Standards: Turning FASB Accounting Standards into Innovation

Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising

Save America's Treasures Grant Opportunity

History of Equal Rights Grant

African American Civil Rights Grant Program

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Excellence in Iowa History Awards

Nominations for Board of Trustees

*Invest in Your Donor Relations to Maximize Retention (Webinar)

*Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising

*Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Webinar)

*Outcomes Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact (webinar)

*Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color

*NEA Grants: The Programs, the Process, and How to Pitch

Build with Bags Grant Program

Board Orientation and Leadership Development (BOLD)

*Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar?

*How to Craft an Annual Fundraising Plan in Uncertain Times

*Planned Giving Boot Camp: Part II

*IRS webinar: Retirement Plans for Small Employers and Self-Employed

*How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

*How to Avoid Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

*The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

*How to Craft an Annual Fundraising Plan in Uncertain Times

Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities and Economic Justice

*Nonprofit Board of Directors Legal Compliance Training

Centering Equity & Shifting Practices

Mastering (Desktop) Quickbooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 1

Mastering (Desktop) Quickbooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 2

Mastering (Online) QuickBooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 1

Mastering (Online) QuickBooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 2

IRS webinar: File Error-Free Form 1023-EZ

Remaking the Economy: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap & the Case for Reparations

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Equity & Financial Stability

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Equity and Health

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Next Steps

How to Write an Effective Grant

Doing More with Strategic Doing-These Plans Don't Gather Dust!

Online Proposal Writing Course

*How to Win Grants for Advancing Racial Equity

Preparing for Your Audit in a Remote Environment

*Launching Inclusive Online Fundraising Campaigns During a Crisis

Introduction to Individual Giving

*Foster an Inclusive Culture for your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners

*Upgrade Your Grant Budget to Attract Major Foundation Funders

*Sustain Your Fundraising and Impact with Leadership Buy-In

Community Circles & Conversations

Priority Management in Hectic Times

Package Your Signature Programs to Secure Corporate Sponsorships

Building Resiliency in Digital Growth and Engagement (BRIDGE)

Storytelling Q&A Session

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

Susman Lecture with Nikole Hannah-Jones (Virtual)

2021 Community Foundation Grantmaking Deadline

Strengthening Your Organizational Anti-Racist Practice (Virtual)

Merger: A Strategy for Nonprofit Sustainability on Zoom

Building a Learning Strategy to Expand Reach, Revenue, and Impact

HR Insight Series: Understanding Employer Implications with COVID-19

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

*Nonprofit Know-How: Advocacy & Lobbying 101 (Virtual)

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program

IA Department of Cultural Affairs New Grant Round for Arts, Culture, Film & History

Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers: Being the Change

*Proposal Writing Bootcamp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants for 2021/2022

Historical Resource Development Program

Country School Grant Program

*Webinar: Intro to the Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence

*Sustainability Planning: Where Matching Grants and Capacity Building Meet

*Tough Truths Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know for Real Success

*Putting Shared Leadership into Practice

*Exploring Co-Executive Directorship

Micro Grants and CORE Application Grants deadline

*Donor Retention After a Disaster

*How to Retain Development Staff

*Nonprofit Training Day (Virtual)

*Apology: Its Role in Social and Political Life (Virtual)

*Remaking the Economy: Organizing and Wealth Building in Communities of Color

*Tips for Getting Started with Corporate Grant Seeking

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

*Nonprofit Target Audience Q&A Session

*The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

*How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)

*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

*Avoid These All-Too-Common Nonprofit Thank You Mistakes

*Nonprofit ROI Q&A Session

*Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!

*How Integrated Marketing Automation Can Work for You

What Nonprofits Need to Know as Staff and Volunteers Return From Remote to In-Person Operations

Digital Roundtable: What is Anti-Blackness? How is Anti-Blackness Different From Racism?

*The Foundation for Inclusive Board Culture

*Digital Roundtable: Restorative Practices - How to Replace Punitive Practices

*On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

*Level Up Your Major Gifts Program

The Tribal Heritage Grant Program

*Board Boot Camp for Clayton County Nonprofits

DonorConnect: Nonprofit Resilience as We Face the Future

Run Like A Mother 2021

*Nonprofit Risk Management Essentials

Red Shoe Run & Walk 5k

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit

*How to Start an Individual Giving Program

Shoot for a Cure Golf Tournament

*Avoid Common Mistakes on your 990! Workshop with Hood & Strong CPAs

*Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You?

Virtual Spring Plant Sale

Preserve Iowa Summit: The Trail Ahead (Virtual)

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

*Thriving Through Resilience

*Your Board and Fundraising

*Eight Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Leadership Circle for Emerging Development Professionals

*Introduction to Finding Grants

*Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Best Doggone (and Catgone) Golf Tournament of 2021

*Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

*Strategic Planning: What Now?

*Charitable Solicitation: What Does it Take to be Compliant?

Nonprofit Scaling Q&A Session

Nonprofit Planned Giving Q&A Session

Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

Foundation for Aging Letter of Interest Deadline

Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

*Storytelling for Impact

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

*Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

*Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times

*Map Out Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan Options

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change

*Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard

How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit

*Optimizing Instead of Redesigning Your Website

*Remaking the Economy: Envisioning a Restorative Future of Work

*Applying for Exemption - webinar

16th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll

*Why Great IT Support is Mission Critical for Nonprofits

*Boost Your Mid-Year Fundraising with a Bronze Seal on GuideStar

*How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

*Building Lasting Growth in the Digital Era

10th Annual Golf for Hope Fundraiser

Deafinitely Dogs Canine Cruise

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*Getting Grant Ready - Action Steps for Nonprofit Startups and Nonprofits in Turnaround

*Tracking Restricted Grants for QuickBooks for Desktop Quickbooks Users

*Tracking Restricted Grants for QuickBooks for Online Quickbooks Users

*Diversifying Fundraising: How Your Organization & the Field Can Build a Pipeline of Diverse Fundraising Leaders

Testing Your Fundraising Campaigns the Right Way

*Trust is a Must: Creating a Community of Donors

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event

*How to Find & Activate Major Donors in 2021

Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool

Using Custom Keepsakes to Double Your Donations

The Power of Video: Using Other Voices to Share Yours

Navigating Shifts in the Corporate Giving World

Fundraising Planning for Our New Normal

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*Practical Strategies For Finding New Donors

*Tell Your Story Using Form 990 and GuideStar

*Outcomes Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact

*Year-End Strategies: Stand Out--and Raise More

2021 Cedar Rapids Heart Walk

Spirit of Minnie Rubek Recognition

*Are you getting the most out of your nonprofit website?

2021 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference (online)

Storytelling: Elevating Voices for Impact

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

*Connecting with Small Foundations: What to Know Now

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

*How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

Philanthropy Day Award Nominations deadline

*Stuck in the Middle with You (Virtual)

*Creating Quality Participant Surveys: What to Ask and How to Ask It (Online)

*Nonprofit Risk Management Essentials (Online)

*Introduction to Individual Giving

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

*Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign that Inspires and Converts

Cryptocurrency and Nonprofits: What you Need to Know

*What Motivates Donors to Give? Corporate and Personal Perspectives

*Giving Circles: How to Engage this Fast-Growing Form of Philanthropy

Do's and Don'ts of a GuideStar Profile: Maximize Your Fundraising Potential

Fall 2021 Student Organization Fair

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

*Eight Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Beyond Workshops & Webinars: Tools to Move People to Action

*Designing Accessible Learning Programs

*Graphics and Design in Learning

10th Annual Nonprofit Public Policy Symposium: The Why and How of Civic Engagement

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

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Volunteer Day at Iowa State Parks

Saturday, September 25 is Volunteer Day at more than 20 state parks throughout Iowa. Volunteers are needed to help deconstruct, rebuild and/or repaint picnic tables, harvest native seeds, pick up litter, and more. Projects vary depending upon the needs at each park. Start times also vary....

Date 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:00am
Location 
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

16th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll

Village Northwest Unlimited will be hosting the 16th annual Run, Walk & Roll event in person this year. Races will include a 5K run, 10K run and a 1 mile walk/roll. The one-mile walk will be wheelchair accessible enabling those who are unable to walk to "roll" their wheelchair.

Pre-...

Date 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:00am
Location 
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201
Event Category 

*Giving Circles: How to Engage this Fast-Growing Form of Philanthropy

At Nonprofit Quarterly, we have been tracking closely the rapid growth of giving circles, a form of participatory philanthropy where people pool donations to make a larger gift than the individual members could make on their own. Recent research suggests that donors who give in this way give...

Date 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
1st Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

Whether you’re new to fundraising or have years of experience, we’ll show you how to turn prospective supporters into dedicated donors. In our webinar, you’ll learn simple, proven techniques for prioritizing your fundraising efforts. We’ll also provide you with strategies to cultivate potential...

Date 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Beyond Workshops & Webinars: Tools to Move People to Action

We want our workshops or webinars to leave people doing things differently. We deliver events to close a knowledge or skill gap that holds people back. But there is more to moving people to action than learning. Someone can take action because they get the right sample document at the right time...

Date 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location 
6326 19th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6904
Event Category 

*Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign that Inspires and Converts

Make the most of the year-end giving season, and learn how to optimize your #GivingTuesday campaign. Join us for a live webinar and Q&A with Classy, to find out how to design a #GivingTuesday campaign that commands the attention of your supporters and drives online conversions. In this free...

Date 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Eight Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Strong donor relationships are critical to fundraising success at all stages of the development cycle. That’s a fact! Explore eight steps successful fundraisers take to reach and surpass their goals. These steps present proven techniques for connecting with donors, effectively communicating your...

Date 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

10th Annual Nonprofit Public Policy Symposium: The Why and How of Civic Engagement

This unique virtual event welcomes you into a community of leading scholars, nonprofit practitioners, community advocates, and regulators who are experts in the field of public policy. Together, we’ll work to develop a better understanding of policy issues that are shaping – or have the...

Date 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Location 
1602 L Street NW
Suite 900
Washington D.C., DC 20036
Event Category 

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

Join us to learn simple, proven steps to help identify, qualify, and reach potential donors with an affinity for your cause. Whether you’re new to fundraising or have years of experience and no matter the size or stage of your organization, this webinar will have something for you. You will...

Date 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Do's and Don'ts of a GuideStar Profile: Maximize Your Fundraising Potential

Uncover the quick do’s and don’ts of earning a Seal of Transparency for your GuideStar profile. Earning a Seal boosts your profile to maximize your fundraising potential. As a bonus, attendees at this free, 30-minute webinar will receive a sample GuideStar profile (with best practices for...

Date 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Your Board and Fundraising

Join us to learn practical strategies for better engaging your board in fundraising. In this training, we’ll cover boards’ typical fundraising responsibilities, why some board members may be reluctant to fundraise, and how to overcome these concerns. We will also brainstorm new ways your board...

Date 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Getting Grant Ready - Action Steps for Nonprofit Startups and Nonprofits in Turnaround

Nonprofit organizations continue to experience the far-reaching impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically declining revenue streams, limited staff, and not enough resources to meet increased service demands. Many existing nonprofits are currently evaluating merging with larger nonprofits,...

Date 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
83 Morse Street
Suite 6
Norwood, MA 02062
Event Category 

*What Motivates Donors to Give? Corporate and Personal Perspectives

AFP is excited to welcome Kirsten Smith, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy at TrueNorth, and Brent Cobb, CEO, World Class Industries, to our September educational program. They will share insights about how their companies vet proposals from nonprofits and prioritize charitable giving, provide...

Date 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414
Event Category 

*Leadership Circle for Executive Directors

The Leadership Circle for Executive Directors is a weekly five-part peer learning group for executive directors of small nonprofit organizations to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, virtual roundtable format, cohort members will have an...

Date 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:00am to Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*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
Event Category 

Fall 2021 Student Organization Fair

The 2021 Student Organization Fair, held in-person this year, will be held in Hubbard Park, weather permitting.

Why join a student organization? Meet new friends, learn about new activities and ways of thinking, run for positions in the organization, build skills and expand your résumé....

Date 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location 
Hubbard Park
125 N. Madison
Iowa City, IA 52242
Event Category 

*Introduction to Individual Giving

Historically, in the United States, individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving, far outpacing foundation or corporate giving.  According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019...

Date 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005