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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. Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) events may have been canceled or rescheduled or will be offered via Zoom, Skype, or another virtual platform. Some webinars conducted recently were recorded and are available for viewing. See the Webinars heading on our COVID-19 Resources page for links to these recordings.

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

Events

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Run Like A Mother 2021

Do you HAVE a mother? Do you KNOW a mother? Are YOU a mother? If you answered yes to any of the above, this race is for YOU! This means MEN as well as WOMEN! ! And KIDS are welcome too!

This race supports the Iowa Women's Foundation. Start Time: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM

Date 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 8:00am
Location 
Gateway Park
206 Grant St
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

Virtual Spring Plant Sale

Fundraiser for the nonprofit Cultivate Hope Urban Farm. Garden starts, annual, perennials, hanging flower baskets.

View list of available plants and details on online ordering and pickup at Matthew 25 Spring Plant Sale .

Online ordering...

Date 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:00am
Location 
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm
437 G Ave. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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*How to Retain Development Staff

Many fundraising professionals are considering leaving the field in the next several years. Learn how to retain your best employees. Presenter: Nancy Hill-Davis

Date 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:30am
Location 
PO Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Event Category 

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this...

Date 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW
Suite 4000
Washington, D.C., DC 20024-2135
Event Category 

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

This program is designed to assist Native American tribes in improving core library services for their communities. Reflecting IMLS’s agency-level goals of championing lifelong learning, strengthening community engagement, and advancing collections stewardship and access, the goals for this...

Date 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
955 L'Enfant Plaza North, SW
Suite 4000
Washington, D.C., DC 20024-2135
Event Category 

*Level Up Your Major Gifts Program

Major gifts are a key part of a diversified fundraising strategy. No matter the size of your organization or fundraising team, you can have a major gifts program. Join this webinar to learn the core components of a successful major gifts program and how to adapt them to fit your team’s capacity...

Date 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

*The Foundation for Inclusive Board Culture

Join facilitators John Jeanetta, CEO of Heartland Family Service and Ashlei Spivey, entrepreneur and activist, as they discuss the foundation of understanding and operationalizing an inclusive board culture that centers racial equity. Attendees will complete the following learning objectives:...

Date 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Board Boot Camp for Clayton County Nonprofits

This dynamic virtual training is designed for board members who are new to nonprofit board service or who would like to be more effective. Learn to:

Lead strategically and make smart decisions for your organization Streamline your board meetings and resolve conflicts that may arise Feel...
Date 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location 
700 Locust Street
Roshek Building, Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Event Category 

Nonprofit Risk Management Essentials

With the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, it’s a challenging time for everyone. To support your work and ensure trainings are more accessible during this difficult time, Candid Learning is offering this webinar, with all of their fee-based webinars at a discounted rate.

The...

Date 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
This event is available online.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Event Category 

*Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

This webinar will explore:

How do law, culture, and politics reinforce the status quo—and what tools can be used to change that dynamic? When supporting community-owned businesses, how do you balance nuts-and-bolts small business development and maintaining a vision for systemic change?...
Date 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

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

During this month's roundtable we will be discussing the theory of Restorative Justice and the role it can play in the workplace. We will examine harmful punitive disciplinary practices that may show up in our own lives and the workplaces. We will then discuss potential practices that we can...

Date 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Nonprofit Training Day (Virtual)

This year, our theme is centered on "Thriving Today: as a Leader, as a Team Member, and as a Volunteer." We are excited to announce that Heather Woody whose keynote address will start the day before we move into 90-minute breakout sessions. As always, the event's sessions will share skills and...

Date 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 10847
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-0487
Event Category 

*Strategic Planning: What Now?

We already had lots of discussion in our sector about the merits of various approaches to strategic planning before the transformative events of the last year. And now in 2021, it feels entirely appropriate for leaders and consultants to be asking themselves, what does strategic planning look...

Date 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110

Preserve Iowa Summit: The Trail Ahead (Virtual)

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

The 2021 summit’s theme, “The...

Date 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 3:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Thriving Through Resilience

Flexibility and buoyancy are key in the dictionary definition of resilience: the ability to return to original form after being bent or stretched; to recover readily from adversity. Most of us can benefit from cultivating resilience as we continue to navigate an extraordinarily challenging...

Date 
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

*Your Board and Fundraising

Join us to learn practical strategies for better engaging your board in fundraising. In this hands-on virtual workshop, 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...

Date 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

Young Writer Workshop

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

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

Date 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, June 18, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
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*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, June 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit

This year’s summit will explore how all fine arts educators can deepen social and emotional learning connections within arts education.

In addition to learning more about the social emotional learning competencies, attendees will get practical tips on how to develop students' self-...

Date 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location 
Hosted on Zoom (online)
Iowa City, IA 52245
Event Category 

Junior Curator Day Camp

What does it take to create and run a museum? Young historians (entering 4th through 6th grade) will explore the roles of curators, conservators and exhibit designers with the unique experience offered through the Junior Curator Day Camp. Students will investigate historic artifacts, explore the...

Date 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Best Doggone (and Catgone) Golf Tournament of 2021

Join Iowa Humane Alliance, Better Together Animal Rescue and the Shellsburg Lions Club for:

The Best Doggone (and Catgone) Golf Tournament of 2021!

Four person best shot at Wild Cat Golf Course, Shellsburg, IA

To sign up contact Ray Fairchild 319-436-2108 or the Wild Cat...

Date 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location 
100 Wildcat Trail
Shellsburg, IA 52332
Event Category 

Leadership Circle for Emerging Development Professionals

The Leadership Circle for Emerging Development Professionals is a monthly peer group meeting of new development professionals (0-5 years of experience) from small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal,...

Date 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

Shoot for a Cure Golf Tournament

The 25th annual golf tournament is a fundraiser to benefit treatment for diabetes. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

Date 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 11:30am
Location 
Whispering Creek Golf Club
6500 Whispering Creek Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Event Category 

Junior Curator Day Camp

What does it take to create and run a museum? Young historians (entering 4th through 6th grade) will explore the roles of curators, conservators and exhibit designers with the unique experience offered through the Junior Curator Day Camp. Students will investigate historic artifacts, explore the...

Date 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Bootcamp Virtual Workshop

This course will begin with orientation on August 3 then meet on the three Tuesdays following (August 3, 10, 17, and 24) for highly interactive two-hour sessions each day.

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

Date 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 1:00pm
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?

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*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...

Date 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location 
This event is available online.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Event Category 

The Tribal Heritage Grant Program

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages/Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their...

Date 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Location 
1849 C Street, NW 7360
Washington, DC 20240
Event Category 

Historical Resource Development Program

Apply to the Historical Resource Development Program for grant funding to help preserve, conserve, interpret, enhance, and educate the public about Iowa’s historical assets. The Historical Resource Development Program provides funding for documentary collections, historic preservation, and...

Date 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Country School Grant Program

Apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding to assist in the preservation and maintenance of a one-room or two-room country school in Iowa. In addition to preservation efforts, grant funds may be used for historical interpretation or educational activities relating to the school. Priority is given...

Date 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Red Shoe Run & Walk 5k

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois is proud to host the 37th Annual Red Shoe Run & Walk 5K. This event raises important funds and awareness of our goal to keep families close to each other and the care they need, when they need it most. The 5K event...

Date 
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 10:30am
Location 
200 Park Rd
Iowa City, IA 52246
Event Category 

Micro Grants and CORE Application Grants deadline

IWF Micro-grants are small, one-time-only cash awards given to nonprofits and other community organizations, including organizations that may not be eligible for traditional grant funding, for immediate emergency funding needs for servicing clients...

Date 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location 
2201 E. Grantview Dr.
Suite 200
Coralville, IA 52241
Event Category 

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

The IRS Form 990 is not just an important financial document. Form 990 is a public document. It can tell a story about your organization and enhance your credibility with funders. Foundations often look to the 990 to learn about a nonprofit’s accomplishments, sustainability, governance and...

Date 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location 
This event is available online.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Event Category 

*How Integrated Marketing Automation Can Work for You

Automated multi-channel marketing will continue to be a major trend . Marketers have become accustomed to integrating their online efforts, but integrating with offline tactics like print will become the norm. It’s the art of taking creative marketing ideas, building them into data-driven, multi...

Date 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Tough Truths Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know for Real Success

This webinar will help nonprofit leaders enhance their leadership greatness. Tough Truths goes beyond the standard lessons we know, focusing instead on the ones we don’t usually hear about. We will cover topics that pertain to executive directors and other nonprofit leaders that include: the...

Date 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

DonorConnect: Nonprofit Resilience as We Face the Future

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

Date 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

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

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine.

Register for this fundraising webinar to:

Assess your board’s fundraising personality. Motivate your board members to fundraise. Set goals and kick...
Date 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Nonprofit ROI Q&A Session

How important is ROI when it comes to nonprofit marketing? My board only cares about ROI. How do we balance that? How are we supposed to even show that we are successful? Are there certain tactics that have better ROI? What should we track when it comes to marketing and fundraising?

These are...

Date 
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

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

When it comes to thanking donors, most nonprofits exhibit the Pareto 80/20 rule in reverse: 80% of resources are spent in acquisition mode; only 20% goes towards building a sense of trust, loyalty and relationship that will cause a donor to give again. The focus is more on the gift than the...

Date 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

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

501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, including the President. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These...

Date 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location 
324 3rd St SE
Ste. 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode 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 informative session with Firespring’s...

Date 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 3:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
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*Putting Shared Leadership into Practice

An increase in conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have resulted in great efforts by organizations to implement DEI values into their core operations. As one part of this effort, a growing number of nonprofits are exploring alternative leadership structures. Shared...

Date 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
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*How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)

If you don’t know how your marketing efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. They can steer you in the...

Date 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 3:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
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*On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

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

Date 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants for 2021/2022

Research grants for authors will be considered by the State Historical Society of Iowa. The deadline for applications is April 15.

The State Historical Society of Iowa announces a grant program for 2021/2022. The Historical Society will award up to fifteen research stipends of $1,000...

Date 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Digital Roundtable: What is Anti-Blackness? How is Anti-Blackness Different From Racism?

This month's DEI roundtable will focus on the distinction between racism and Anti-Blackness. We will discuss what Anti-Blackness is, the ways it shows up in society and the ways we may be contributing to Anti-Blackness. We will examine the ways that Anti-blackness and Racism contribute to one...

Date 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
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*Tips for Getting Started with Corporate Grant Seeking

Covid-19, its economic fallout, and the national reckoning on racism have caused many companies to beef up giving and reassess philanthropic priorities. In 2020, corporations gave $9.4 billion to nonprofits according to one study, and about three-quarters of it was cash. Will this generosity...

Date 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
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*Sustainability Planning: Where Matching Grants and Capacity Building Meet

Matching grants are a useful tool in creating long-term sustainability. Join our webinar to learn how to tap into this funding stream. You’ll walk away with effective communication strategies to implement with foundation donors as well as quick tips for including a capacity-building component in...

Date 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
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*Exploring Co-Executive Directorship

Two pairs of Co-Executive Directors, both part of the Ford Foundation's Art for Justice Fund, take part in this webinar. We'll learn how the organizations---Recess and Campaign for Fair Sentencing for Youth--- made the decision to switch to co-executive directorships and what they are learning...

Date 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110