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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.

Events

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Webinar: Grant Writing Palooza

Grant writing is a critical skill for nonprofit professionals. Participants will learn from local experts, hear from funders, and network with peers to share ideas on grant writing best practices. Sessions will be presented on Zoom. Topics include: planning, proposals, measuring outcomes,...

Date 
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
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The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part One

Join BKD and nonprofit leaders across Iowa for a virtual leadership series highlighting helpful industry insights. Each month, our trusted advisors will cover a topic to help you fulfill your mission. We’re excited to help you thrive so you can better support your community.

Regardless...

Date 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Location 
1401 50th St #350
Des Moines, IA 50266
Event Category 

Grant Management

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. The sessions meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days with lunch on your own from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuition includes workbook and access to...

Date 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location 
Des Moines Regional Police Academy
433 Army Post Road, Classroom 1
Des Moines, IA 50315
Event Category 

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part Two

Join BKD and nonprofit leaders across Iowa for a virtual leadership series highlighting helpful industry insights. Each month, our trusted advisors will cover a topic to help you fulfill your mission. We’re excited to help you thrive so you can better support your community.

This session...

Date 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Location 
1401 50th St #350
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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?

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

With each day come more statements from organizations articulating their stances and, in some cases, their specific commitments to be part of change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. Some nonprofit and philanthropic boards are actively discussing whether to make a statement at...

Date 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

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

As your nonprofit adapts to the COVID-19 crisis, one group of donors may offer a lifeline: women. Studies show that women are more likely than men to support health care, communities, and families — all causes critical to the response. Plus, women at all income levels give more generously than...

Date 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington, DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

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

This free webinar will cover:

How to use the latest in marketing automation to engage your donors. How to boost your website conversion with powerful landing pages. The key fundamentals for creating a nonprofit website that works harder than a brochure site. What to consider regarding...
Date 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Making Lemonade in Challenging Times

Now is the time to show the world that small towns are resilient, strong places that can quickly adapt to difficult times. Get ideas and tips about developing a positive narrative about your small town that celebrates the people and places that make it special in this free, one-hour webinar. We...

Date 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
700 Locust St.
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Event Category 

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

These sessions will be highly interactive with the majority of time spent in moderated discussion. Topics will include:

What is the value of board statements to the community? How should boards of directors be responding right now? What questions should they be engaging? How can boards show...
Date 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

Webinar: Leveraging Digital Platforms During a Crisis

We know these are tough times for nonprofits. COVID-19 is affecting your staff, operations, finances, and most importantly, the people you serve. In this free AMPcast, we'll give you tips on how to navigate the online world and leverage it for your organization.

Topics:

How your...
Date 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
6711 Chancellor Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Event Category 

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Instructor: AFP - Certified Master Trainer Helen B. Arnold, CFRE This course is worth 16 CFRE continuing education credits. Target: 0-4 years of experience or advanced refresher.

This two-day course, offered via a virtual platform, provides an overview of fundraising principles at the...

Date 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Event Category 

Webinar: Psychological Wellness in the Workplace

Mental Health. Psychological wellness. It’s a subject that is not openly talked about. Add the special stressors of being a nonprofit development officer, and the issues can become unmanageable. In this free webinar, learn about AFP’s 2020 initiative to address psychological health and safety in...

Date 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:45am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406