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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

Event Category 

Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference (Virtual)

Two days of speakers, presentations, breakout sessions, and networking. Awards and recognition ceremony on October 3.

Date 
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 4:30pm
Location 
PO Box 824
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camps

This is an orientation session to introduce registrants to this three-week course.

Learn the essential knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation grant proposals. In this interactive course, you will connect with expert Candid trainers and your peers to learn the practical...

Date 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
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 is...

Date 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Storytelling for Impact

Learn tips, techniques, and tools that every marketer needs to know in order to tell better, more powerful stories that will activate audiences around ideas and actions.

Key Takeaways:

An analysis of the Hero’s Journey and other storytelling frameworks. Tools to aid in the process...
Date 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Giving Circles: A New Approach

Ten years ago two friends asked eight more friends to join together to form a new giving circle. Today that circle is over 100 strong. Our circle is informed, powerful, and socially engaged. Our philanthropy is targeted, evaluated, and tax advantaged. Let’s talk about what we did and how we are...

Date 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414
Event Category 

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

This is the first of three sessions of the Proposal Writing Boot Camp. Each of the three sessions is two hours.

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....

Date 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Key Ways to Boost Midlevel Giving

Fundraisers have long overlooked donors who give at a level in the middle, even though this group often accounts for more than a third of a nonprofit’s total donations. A few charities have recognized the potential of these important supporters and taken their midlevel-giving programs to the...

Date 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

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

In this webinar, we will outline a six-week roadmap to raise funding for a specific project with an eye on devising a Giving Tuesday campaign. This session is appropriate for staff at all levels of experience in fundraising and development; marketing, communications and external affairs; and...

Date 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

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

Regardless of intent, words or phrases can express bias. Using the National Center on Disability and Journalism’s (NCDJ) disability language style guide and other practical information, receive tools on how to communicate in an effective and inclusive way. This session covers general terms and...

Date 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Build a Culture of Fundraising to Raise More Money

Landing big gifts often requires collaboration among fundraisers, leaders, trustees, and program staff at a nonprofit. But board members and employees who are not fundraisers don’t always know how to help — or feel comfortable — asking for money. As the giving season approaches, it’s critical to...

Date 
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

Grant Deadline

The North Lee Community Foundation makes grants to only North Lee County organizations. 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations from Fort Madison, West Point, Houghton, St. Paul, Denmark or other North Lee County communities may apply. Grant application requests are considered in the fields of arts...

Date 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 5:00pm
Location 
PO Box 341
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Event Category 

National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

*This year's luncheon will be at Courtyard by Marriott Iowa City University Heights, 900 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, IA 52246.*

National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that is done to make a difference and create impact in society. One of the special ways we...

Date 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
PO Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

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

Nonprofit Quarterly Webinar Bundle

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

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Lee County Youth Services Grant Deadline

Lee County Youth Services, Inc., is pleased to announce the twelfth year of its organizational service grants for fall 2022. Nonprofit organizations who serve the youth of Lee County, Iowa are invited to submit applications for grants of up to $5,000.00. Requirements for funding approval include...

Date 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 5:00pm
Location 
PO Box 367
Keokuk, IA 52632
Event Category 

*How to Navigate Corporate Giving

Last year America’s businesses gave $21.1 billion to charities — 18 percent more than in 2020 – as many companies adjusted their giving in response to the crises. It’s difficult to know if the generosity and the new priorities will remain, especially as the economy sends conflicting signals....

Date 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Take Your Nonprofit Concept from Idea to Sustainable Organization

Many social entrepreneurs have connections to communities and causes that inspire them to consider starting a nonprofit, but how do you really start a nonprofit? Not by filing the paperwork, but by creating infrastructure, sharing the story of your work, and raising funds so you can pay yourself...

Date 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Iowa Women's Foundation Annual Luncheon

Luncheon takes place at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, 300 E 9th St, Coralville 52241.

See the registration website for tiered ticket prices. Tickets range from individual $25 tickets for virtual attendance to multiple levels of VIP tickets.

This year...

Date 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
2201 E. Grantview Dr
Ste 200
Coralville, IA 52241
Event Category 

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

This two-hour, in-person session will be held at Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) Training Room, 2600 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.

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....

Date 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Bike, Pedal, and Stroll

The ride benefits those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The ride takes place from noon to 6 p.m. and starts and stops at the Sag Wagon, 827 Shaver Rd NE, Cedar Rapids. A short and long route are offered (short route: approx. 5 miles; long route: approx. 20 miles). There...

Date 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
680 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

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

While COVID-19 certainly accelerated the virtual organization trend, there are very good reasons beyond the pandemic for nonprofit organizations to consider it. People are moving to virtual---whether full or quasi--for cost savings, for enhanced staff recruitment and retention, and to embody...

Date 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
PO Box 961749
Boston, MA 02196
Event Category 

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

Funders increasingly want to invest in a nonprofit’s impact, not activities. In this workshop, learn to shift your nonprofit organization's focus and communication tactics from activities to outcomes. We will discuss and learn how nonprofit organizations can develop frameworks for tracking the...

Date 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

The Gazette Gives Back

The Gazette Gives Back provides over $525,000 in free advertising credits to select Eastern Iowa nonprofits throughout the calendar year. Nominations are being taken for 2023 awards. How many credits are given to each? It's all about the vote. The Gazette subscribers have 5 votes, non-...

Date 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 5:00pm
Location 
116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

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

End your 2022 fundraising on a high note and learn how to optimize your short-term fundraising campaigns.

You’ll explore:

The important role your website plays. Powerful fundraising tactics you can implement. The essentials for an integrated communications plan.

Upgrade your year...

Date 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 3:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Cultivating Major Donors: What's Working Now

America’s biggest givers donated more than $33 billion in 2021 – a 35 percent increase from the previous year according to the Chronicle’s annual ranking of the most generous U.S. donors. But many fundraisers worry that generosity may wane in the coming months as the pandemic recedes and...

Date 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

Remaking the Economy: Owning our Future

How do we create an economy in which ownership is truly shared and in which we all co-own the future? To addresses this question, four authors from NPQ’s summer economic justice magazine will challenge us to rethink how to structure ownership at the level of culture, the nonprofit sector, and...

Date 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
PO Box 961749
Boston, MA 02196
Event Category 

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

Does your organization aim to increase online giving? Or, reach new donors? Our webinar will show you 7 ways to drive end-of-year giving with digital ads. If so, you need innovative marketing ideas to get in front of the right audience at the right time, where they spend the most time: online...

Date 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Why You Should Care About Ethical Fundraising

Join us to discuss the most critical aspects of ethical fundraising. You’ll increase your understanding of ethical practices and learn how transparency inspires donor confidence. You will be directed to helpful resources to expand your knowledge, and content to share with colleagues, board...

Date 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
PO Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Event Category 

Resiliency in Fundraising (Zoom)

Preparing your donors for an end-of-year ask generates more gifts and gifts of larger amounts. Some nonprofits simply send out an ask in December and are disheartened when it falls flat. It can seem discouraging to see results falter, but it doesn't have to be this way. There are specific...

Date 
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color

The Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color is a weekly peer group meeting of development professionals who identify as People of Color. In an informal, virtual roundtable format, participants will have frank conversations about their lived experiences, and share challenges and strategies for...

Date 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 11:00am
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Nonprofit Party at the Lodge

The Nonprofit Party at the Lodge will feature a celebration of our community’s nonprofits, complimentary appetizers and drinks, and the Spirit of Minnie Rubek recognition for Linn County nonprofits.

The Nonprofit Party at the Museum was held in 2019 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, but...

Date 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 4:30pm
Location 
324 3rd St SE
Ste. 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Smart Fundraising: How Savvy Groups are Streamlining and Innovating

The critical year-end fundraising season is here. How have the past two years reshaped the tools and tactics nonprofits need to meet ambitious revenue goals and help their organizations accomplish their larger missions? Hear how top nonprofit development executives are adapting to the changing...

Date 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037