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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.

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

Event Category 

*From Chance to Choice: Designing Powerful Partnerships to Power Your Nonprofit

This session will meet at the Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) Training Room, 2600 Grand Ave., Suite 300, Des Moines.

It is intended for staff members, Executive Directors, and Board Members to learn about creating powerful partnerships. In this interactive workshop, presenter...

Date 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

*Virtual Grants Research Lab

This online, 90-minute demonstration will cover the basics you need to quickly start searching the Foundation Directory database and identify the best potential funders for your nonprofit organization.

Full details and a link to join the class will be sent upon registration and again the...

Date 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Grant Management Workshop

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Registrants will have access to on-demand replay for 30 days after the event. Review the workshop...

Date 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 10:00am to Friday, February 10, 2023 - 5:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 50249
Henderson, NV 89016
Event Category 

Pathways for College Students in the Nonprofit Sector

A discussion of the various pathways available to nonprofit organizations to drive engagement with college students. Topics will include internships, research projects, volunteering, AmeriCorps, and Federal Work Study. We will also discuss different avenues available to employers in order to...

Date 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 11:30am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Orientation

Learn the essential knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation grant proposals in this three-week, interactive online course. You will connect with expert Candid trainers and your peers to learn the practical skills needed to: build the key components of a competitive grant proposal to...

Date 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 1

Week 1 of the three-week series focuses on structuring the proposal and letter of inquiry. Learn the structure of a grant proposal, develop a need statement, and get an overview of using the logic model framework to craft a project description and evaluation plan. This week will also include an...

Date 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 10:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Top Tips for Grant Seeking (Zoom)

Writing great grant proposals and winning grants happens as a result of applying best practices and techniques that can be learned and mastered. This session will teach the fundamental skills to find suitable grant opportunities, track and measure a grant seeking program and write proposals...

Date 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 2

Drafting the letter of inquiry and project budget In this second week of the Proposal Writing Boot Camp, participants will continue to gain familiarity and practice with the components of a full proposal and letter of inquiry. Draft and submit a one-page letter of inquiry for week three’s peer-...

Date 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 10:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Book Camp: Week 3

In the final session, the focus is on preparing to build relationships with funders. Kick off the week learning how to research, approach, and cultivate relationships with funders. Engage in expert and peer review of your submitted letter of inquiry. Wrap up with summary exercises and...

Date 
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 10:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

2023 Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference, Kearney, NE

Pre-conference sessions for March 29 are being planned. The conference will take place at Younes Conference Center South, 416 West Talmadge Rd., Kearney, NE 68845. Watch the conference website for session information, cost, and other details as they become available.

Date 
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 8:00am
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Suite 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

Matteson Scholarship

The Matteson Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors as well as continuing education students pursuing studies in agriculture, health/medical sciences, nursing, engineering, information technology or a trade. To be eligible, students and working adults must live in the Iowa Counties of Lee...

Date 
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 5:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 367
Keokuk, IA 52632

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

Volunteer Day at Iowa State Parks

*Shaping the Nonprofit Employee Experience in a Digital Age

*Setting the Agenda: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Support Board Diversity and Equity Efforts

*Cybersecurity Readiness to Protect Against Today's Top Threats

Find Nonprofit Career Success with Strong Personal Digital Branding

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

*Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors

Accessing Your Inner Power & Peace

10 Tips for Writing Stronger Fundraising Appeals for Planned & Major Giving

*Staying Compliant in Today's Everchanging Online Fundraising Landscape

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Zoom)

Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Summit

2021 Philanthropy Day Luncheon

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

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

2021 Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Celebrating Philanthropy Day

*Cybersecurity Essentials for Every Nonprofit Leader (Virtual)

Graceful Exits: How Foundations Can Offer Strong Support as Grants End

*Board Fundamentals: Different and Better: Strategies to Build a Strong Board and Successful Organization

Charitable Giving that Rewards: New Donor Strategies for Smart Giving

An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

Morsel Combat: A Chef Event Fighting Hunger

*Get Your Board to Help Fundraise -- Even if They Don't Wanna

Community Learning Series: Advancing Racial Equity in Linn County

*Breaking into the Nonprofit Space as an Organization of Color

*Advanced Proposal Writing Workshop

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

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

*How to Host Hybrid Events Donors Want to Attend

Remaking the Economy: Finding the Levers for System Change

*Grow You Individual Giving Through Masterful Copywriting

Donor Connect: Finding a Home in the Heartland (Zoom)

Community Circles and Converstions

*Sharepoint and Office 365 for Nonprofit Organizations (Zoom)

*Diversity Your Fundraising Portfolio with Government Grants

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

5 Ways to Make Your Giving Informed and Impactful this GivingTuesday

*Social Media 101 For Nonprofits

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace

*Create a Fundraising Plan for Growth & Recovery

Nonprofit Know-How: Prioritizing Equity in Your Linn County Nonprofit

*Using Data to Deliver for Your Organization: An Interactive Workshop Series

*On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Virtual)

*How to Level up Your Grant Calendars, Grant Strategy and Grant Teams

*Top Five Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2022

*Make Your Major Foundation and Corporate Grant Applications Stand Out

Nonprofit Know-How: 2022 Grants at the Community Foundation Q&A

5 Ways to Make Your Giving Informed This Holiday Season

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

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

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

*Craft an Annual Communications Plan That Pays Off at Year's End

22 Association Event Trends for 2022

Remaking the Economy: Advocacy and Community: The Delicate Balance

*Making the Ask (Virtual)

*The Accountable Nonprofit 3-Part Online Series (Virtual)

*The Accountable Nonprofit: 3-Part Online Series

*The Accountable Nonprofit (Online)

*Into the Fire: Transformation through Conflict

Nonprofit Know-How: Grants at the Community Foundation Q & A (Zoom)

Utilizing Content and Local Influencers to Reinvent Local Supporter Engagement

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Preparing to build relationships with funders

*Transform Your Board's Fundraising in 90 Days

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

Thank You for Being a Friend: Forming Communities of Support for Fundraisers

Key Pillars of Capacity Building That Will Impact Your Organization's Success (Virtual)

2022 Candid Seals of Transparency

No Community Manager? No Problem

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Program deadline

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

*Succession Planning Strategies that Work

First Annual Fundraiser Gala

Donor Retention Strategies

How to Defeat Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

How Your Nonprofit's Ticketed Event Can further Your MIssion

The Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

Why Your Annual Report Should Be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest

How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

Authentically Social: Putting Connection at the Core of Your Digital Strategy

*Proposal Writing Boot Camps

Video Content and Creation

Donor Retention Strategies

How to Earn Revenue for Your Nonprofit

*Stepping Forward to Build Collective Trust with Your Grantees

*Coaching--The Key to Employee Development (In-person)

Mental Health Awareness for Employees (Virtual)

Remaking the Economy: Redefining the Risk

Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Workshop (In-person)

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Workshop (Online)

Historic Preservation Grant Deadline

How to Retain Donors Who Gave During the Crises

Reimagining Executive Transitions: A Candid Discussion of Harmful Assumptions & Powerful Possibilities

Go-to Tips for Getting Grants (Zoom)

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Zoom)

Community Foundation Celebration Luncheon

CFRE Examination Preparation

AFP Deep Dive: Sticky Teams: How to Recruit and Retain Teams That Stick (Virtual)

AFP Deep Dive: Sticky Teams: How to Recruit and Retain Teams That Stick (Virtual)

Navigating the Global Civic Engagement Landscape in a Disrupted World

Remaking the Economy: How to Design Democratic Management

Data-Informed Decision Making for Nonprofit Board Members (Virtual)

White Saviorism: Knowing Your Role in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (Virtual)

Accounting for Equity: Expressing Your Values in the Language of Finance

Building Ties with DAF Donors: Where to Start

Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Next Grant Proposal

Destination Iowa Informational Webinar

Senior Resources Annual Cookout

Celebrate Every Child Gala 2022

DonorConnect - Wonder Women: Transforming our Community Through Giving

Community Learning Series: Rebuilding the Soul of our Community

Iowa Women's Foundation Core Grants deadline

Semiquincentennial Grant Program

2022 Lee County Impact Grant

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with your Website

How to Decipher Your Web Analytics and Use Them to Your Advantage

*Fundraising Academy: Cause Selling Fundamentals

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

Matthew 25 Spring Plant Sale

*Establishing an Organizational Culture that Supports Your DEI

*Handling Objections: Turning Donor Hesitation into Commitment

*Supercharge Your Fundraising Board

*Donor Stewardship: Follow-up that Fosters Loyalty

*5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

How to Attract and Keep Top Fundraisers

Community Converstion: The Power of Collective Philanthropy

Overcoming the Overhead Myth

Adopt a Digital Mobilization Model to Raise More Money and Drive More Public Engagement

May Educational Program -- Next Gen Giving

Nonprofit Know-How: Creating Space for Equity Conversation

2022 Nonprofit Training Day: Reaching for the Peak of Resilience

2022 Spring Conference: Renewal, Virtual Empowerment, and Supportive Environments (Zoom)

CFRE Refresher Course

*The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

Storytelling Q and A Session

*Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Cryptocurrency (Zoom)

*Low-Cost Ways to Boost Planned Gifts

Public Trust and Nonprofits: Where do we Stand?

*Community Circle Conversation: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Cryptocurrency but Were Afraid to Ask

*Developing Trust with Online Donors

*How to Attract--and Keep--Top Fundraisers

Setting Yourself up for a Successful First Meeting

Storytelling for Impact

Community Grants--Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

How to Foster Pay Equity for Fundraisers

Levitt AMP Grant Awards application deadline

Table to Table 25th Anniversary Dinner

Greater Des Moines Botanical Center Garden Party

Courage Ride charity bike ride

*Successful Fundraising Strategies

Membership Scholarship--Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern Iowa Chapter

Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Workshop (Virtual)

*How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

*Connecting the Dots: What New Research Reveals About Your Donors

*Turn up Your Organization's Individual Giving Pipeline

*Unlock the Power of Evaluation at your Organization

*Grants Research Lab

*Advanced Funder Research Lab

AFP's Annual Summer Social

AFP's 2022 Award Nominations for National Philanthropy Day

How Can Loan Forgiveness Changes Help Nonprofit Workers?

Lee County Charitable Fund Grant Deadline

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth

*Changing the Subject: Boards as Social Movement Spaces

Nonprofit Party at the Lodge

Tanager Place 28th Annual Golf Outing

*Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit

*Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors

The 4 Phases of an Inclusive Leader

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

Incorporating Youth Voice in Your Day of Service

North Lee Community Foundation Grant Deadline

Nonprofit Quarterly Webinar Bundle

AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter: National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Cultivating Major Donors: What's Working Now

Lee County Youth Services Grant Deadline

Lead Generation Q&A Session

Nonprofit Career Paths: Finding Your Place In The Nonprofit Space with Melissa Gruber

Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color

Resiliency in Fundraising (Zoom)

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

Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference (Virtual)

Nonprofit Tech Trends Leaders Need to Know About

Iowa Women's Foundation Annual Luncheon

Why You Should Care About Ethical Fundraising

Remaking the Economy: Owning our Future

*Take Your Nonprofit Concept from Idea to Sustainable Organization

*Build a Culture of Fundraising to Raise More Money

Smart Fundraising: How Savvy Groups are Streamlining and Innovating

*Going Virtual: Why, When, and How to do it Well

*Key Ways to Boost Midlevel Giving

7 Ways to Drive End-of-Year Giving With Digital Ads

Jump Start Your Fourth Quarter with Year-End Appeals That Work

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

*Secure Project Funding in Six Weeks with a Solid Giving Tuesday Campaign

*Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community

*How to Navigate Corporate Giving

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 1: Structuring the proposal and letter of inquiry

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 2: Drafting the letter of inquiry and project budget

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 3: Preparing to build relationships with funders

*Getting the Full Picture: Personal & Organizational Awareness and Race

Giving Circles: A New Approach

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Storytelling for Impact

*Fundraise Your Way to Post-Pandemic Stability

Better Budgeting in QuickBooks 2022 (for Desktop QuickBooks Users)

Better Budgeting in QuickBooks 2022 For Online Users

*Executive Transitions Reimagined: Practices that Center BIPOC Leaders

Central Iowa Chapter National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Giving Tuesday Greatness: Tips for Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding

Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Iowa Chapter National Philanthropy Day Brunch

*Quick Tactics for #Giving Tuesday

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

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

*Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Your Campaign

*Engaging Your Board in Equity-Centered Fundraising

Football Pub Crawl for Foster Kids

*4 Common Nonprofit Data Mistakes

*Community Learning Series: Partnering with Emerging Black and Brown Leaders

Federal Mid-Term Elections: Impact on Charitable Nonprofits

Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities (SET) Fund Grant Deadline

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

Iowa Nonprofit Alliance Statewide Launch (online)

*Get Your Board to Help you Fundarise -- Even if They Don't Wanna!

*Create a Donor Communication Plan for 2023

Lessons Learned--Gifts of Wisdom and Experience

*Grant Writing 101 (online)

Union Pacific Railroad Museum: Family Game Day with Spielbound Game Cafe

*Build a Powerhouse Board

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 1

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 2

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 3

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

Lunch & Learn: Community Interest Funds Webinar

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Virtual Advanced Funder Research Lab

*Introduction to Foundation Directory

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

*Virtual Grants Research Lab

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Orientation

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 2

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 1

*Proposal Writing Book Camp: Week 3

An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

*Intro to the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

Why Change is Challenging

2023 Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference, Kearney, NE

Pathways for College Students in the Nonprofit Sector

*Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

*From Chance to Choice: Designing Powerful Partnerships to Power Your Nonprofit

*Top Tips for Grant Seeking (Zoom)

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*Grant Writing

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Registrants receive on-demand replay for 30 days after the event. Review the...

Date 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 10:00am to Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 5:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 50249
Henderson, NV 89016
Event Category 

Why Change is Challenging

Keeping up with the pace of change is exhausting and takes a toll whether we are initiating change in our organizations or responding to change imposed on us. Leaders and staff may experience specific types of loss as they work through organizational change which impacts their ability to...

Date 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 9:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Suite 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this...

Date 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated. Is it worth it? This class can help you decide. In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you...

Date 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 2:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated. Is it worth it? This class can help you decide. In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you...

Date 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Learn what can make or break a team and how to manage core principles like trust, conflict and accountability to get your crew on track. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of your team, and take home proven strategies to help you succeed. Fee includes virtual workshop, functional team...

Date 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 3

Part 3: Rolling Up Your Sleeves – Plan, Execute, and Evaluate This final session will present a process to innovate, develop, and prioritize strategic goals with your board and key staff. From there we will also discuss how to write good objectives to make your priorities actionable and...

Date 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:00pm
Location 
4104 Carlton Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

Finding the best nonprofit website and online tools can be daunting. We often end up juggling multiple platforms, working harder to achieve less. Wouldn’t it be better if you had just one effective nonprofit fundraising website with a content management system that does it all?

Learn how...

Date 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Create a Donor Communication Plan for 2023

An effective annual outreach plan keeps supporters engaged and inspired all year long so that they’ll give more at year’s end. But how can you craft a smart 12-month communication strategy amid so much uncertainty? Our expert guests will offer detailed guidance on which messages and appeals are...

Date 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Intro to the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) invites you to an overview presentation and workshop of the Guidelines & Principles Program for Nonprofit Excellence in Nebraska and Iowa. This session will go over common questions that arise from the Guidelines and Principles and give you the...

Date 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 9:45am
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Suite 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 2

Part 2: Your North Star -- Mission and Vision

This session will explore the role of consulting with a broader circle of stakeholders as you (re)envision your mission and vision. We will explore who your stakeholders are and what data you might gather. We will also talk about the role of...

Date 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:00pm
Location 
4104 Carlton Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

*Introduction to Foundation Directory

Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Learn how to use Foundation Directory, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with more than 239,000 grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with...

Date 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Virtual Advanced Funder Research Lab

This 90-minute webinar takes a deep dive into the advanced searching and funder review options available in the Foundation Directory. We'll cover the "Additional Filter" options found in the Advanced Search, as well as strategies for quickly evaluating long lists of potential funders. This will...

Date 
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 9:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Strategic Planning

Is strategic planning on your radar? Do you need to clarify the strategic direction of your organization and the strategies that will be used to achieve your vision while also ensuring organizational health and sustainability? If you...

Date 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:00pm
Location 
4104 Carlton Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

Lunch & Learn: Community Interest Funds Webinar

This virtual event is a great way to learn about Community Interest Funds while connecting with other nonprofits and community members. During the first hour, attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the current committee members and ask questions during our Q&A breakout sessions...

Date 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location 
1120 S. 101st St.
Ste 320
Omaha, NE 68124
Event Category 

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3” -- Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook...

Date 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512