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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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Virtual 5K Fun Run

Families Helping Families of Iowa presents our first ever Virtual Super Hero Bash 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk! This event includes a virtual costume contest with prizes and fun t-shirts! Choose your own route and log your distance between October 1 and October 31. T-Shirts and prizes will be...

Date 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
3516 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Online Leading and Learning: How to Engage People in the Virtual Space

Do you find yourself leading meetings or trainings online? Are you wondering how to make the most of Zoom tools and engage people in the lesson or conversation? This two-hour webinar is designed to give you the knowledge, tools, and actual practice you need to deliver online events that are...

Date 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:00am
Location 
6326 19th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6904
Event Category 

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Register to join museum staff on Zoom for a virtual version of the popular "History Mystery" program brought to you by Goldie's Kids Club. The new digital format brings the museum and our thousands of pieces of Iowa history to your own living room. This digital program allows participants to...

Date 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Cultivate Midlevel Donors

Generous supporters often fall through the cracks simply because they don’t qualify as major donors, and they don’t receive targeted messages sent to those who give small amounts via direct-mail or email appeals. But many nonprofits have found that middle donors who get personalized attention...

Date 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 23rd St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

Imagine: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Understanding the dynamics of racial equity and systemic racism in rural Iowa communities is a complex journey. This free series of four interactive, online conversations will give leaders in our small, rural towns knowledge and tools to apply in their work bringing the community together around...

Date 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
700 Locust St.
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Event Category 

Connect: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

The second in a series of four, free Zoom sessions focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Understanding the dynamics of racial equity and systemic racism in rural Iowa communities is a complex journey. These interactive conversations will give leaders in our small, rural towns...

Date 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
700 Locust St.
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Event Category 

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

Understanding the dynamics of racial equity and systemic racism in rural Iowa communities is a complex journey. These interactive conversations will give leaders in our small, rural towns knowledge and tools to apply in their work bringing the community together around what they have in common,...

Date 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:00pm
Location 
700 Locust St.
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001
Event Category 

Sustaining Racial Healing Where You Live (Zoom)

Understanding the dynamics of racial equity and systemic racism in rural Iowa communities is a complex journey. These interactive conversations will give leaders in our small, rural towns knowledge and tools to apply in their work bringing the community together around what they have in common,...

Date 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm
Location 
700 Locust St.
Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001

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)

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Service Enterprise Initiative informational webinar

An informational one-hour webinar about the Service Enterprise Initiative. The webinar leverages some of the research and proven practices of Points of Light’s Service Enterprise Initiative to help non-profit leadership and volunteer engagement professionals be innovative and agile in their...

Date 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Location 
1963 Bell Ave
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315
Event Category 

Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations face many of the same challenges as for-profits. To succeed, both must identify, evaluate, and communicate the risks that are integral to achieving their strategic goals. Calls for greater transparency, an increasing level of regulatory scrutiny, and higher expectations...

Date 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
1401 50th St #350
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Event Category 

Youth Volunteerism Focus Group

Volunteer Iowa staff invite interested youth to take part in a listening session. Young people will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences related to volunteer work they have done in their communities. We will discuss barriers to youth volunteering, service-learning and...

Date 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location 
1963 Bell Ave.
Ste. 200
Des Moines, IA 50315
Event Category 

Virtual Youth Volunteer Fair

This 45-minute session will feature live presentations from representatives of organizations from all over Iowa. The presentations can inspire you to serve in your own community even if no organizations from your community are present. We are also working on ways to connect youth with virtual...

Date 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location 
1963 Bell Ave.
Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315
Event Category 

Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Audience: Newly elected board members, volunteers interested in board service, seasoned board members seeking to re-familiarize themselves with the role and responsibilities, executive directors and nonprofit leadership staff

Session Facilitator: Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community...

Date 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Remaking the Economy: Housing Justice Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce

Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

On September 1st, rent will be due for millions of Americans. The CARES Act eviction moratorium expired on July 24 and localities in many states have once again begun...

Date 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110