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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

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Dance Marathon 2022

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a student organization that provides year-round support to youth cancer patients and their families. The Big Event is a 24-hour Dance Marathon where students assemble to celebrate the children survivors and remember the children who have passed away...

Date 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 5:00pm to Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Location 
157 Iowa Memorial Union
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Event Category 

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

Join Paul A. Dunne, CFRE, Executive Vice President of Catapult Fundraising, for this presentation that will discuss the key pillars of capacity building. Paul will talk about conducting stakeholder interviews to learn what your donors really think about your...

Date 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414
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, February 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

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

Many nonprofits raise the bulk of their annual fundraising revenue in the last few months of the year. But to get the best results, it’s essential to lay a strong foundation for the giving season all year long. Join us to learn how to create a smart 12-month outreach calendar, coordinate your...

Date 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

2022 Candid Seals of Transparency

Kickstart your 2022 fundraising! Join Candid’s webinar to learn the simple steps needed to earn a 2022 Candid Seal of Transparency and prepare for a year of funding success.

Update your profile and earn a 2022 Seal to give funders and donors the information they need to support your...

Date 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Transform Your Board's Fundraising in 90 Days

Board members play vital roles that contribute to a nonprofit’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability. If you want a rock-star board you need to change your expectations by holding them accountable. Get deeper engagement, more fundraising, and better due diligence...

Date 
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*8 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, March 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*8 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, March 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

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

Date 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

This is the first of a series of three grant writing workshop sessions. Learners will gain 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 skills...

Date 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Preparing to build relationships with funders

This is the final session of a three-week interactive course. You will learn the practical skills needed to: build the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation, develop a well-organized budget, and identify a targeted list of foundation funding...

Date 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005

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

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

The $10 fee includes a PDF download workbook and hard copy mailed post-event.

The event is designed for newly elected board members, volunteers interested in board service, seasoned board members seeking to re-familiarize themselves with the role and responsibilities, executive directors...

Date 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

*The Accountable Nonprofit (Online)

This overview of organizational assessments concludes with part three which focuses on the Executive Director Performance Review. The session offers a framework for participants to consider the key elements of a reasonable review and have a discussion with their own associations, congregations,...

Date 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 2:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Into the Fire: Transformation through Conflict

Conflict offers us an honest assessment of where we are in relation to where we want to be. Our opportunity as nonprofit leaders is to design for tension and conflict in order to challenge, disrupt, and throw out the false comfort of white supremacy. How might turning towards conflict help us...

Date 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

*Make Your Major Foundation and Corporate Grant Applications Stand Out

Many corporations and foundations are consolidating their giving into fewer, larger awards. No matter the size of your nonprofit, you can benefit from the specialized strategies that lead to significant private grants. Join our webinar as we discuss the key differences between competing for your...

Date 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

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

Join Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D.; Heather O'Connor, Ph.D.; and Genevieve G. Shaker, Ph.D., for an interactive research- and experience-based conversation about building informal professional circles. Participants will learn about creative and accessible approaches to mentoring, including how to...

Date 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1414
Event Category 

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

In this one-hour session, Community Foundation staff will provide an update on 2022 grant programs and also answer questions about grants in 2022. Our nonprofit community is encouraged to attend, especially those individuals with grant writing responsibilities.

Date 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
324 3rd St SE
Ste. 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

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

This learning opportunity will inform the nonprofit community about updates to the grant programs offered at the Community Foundation in 2022.

Our nonprofit community is encouraged to attend this event offered via Zoom, especially those individuals with grant writing responsibilities....

Date 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:00pm
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

*The Accountable Nonprofit: 3-Part Online Series

This overview organizational assessments continues with part two of this three-part series. The topic for the 90-minute January 20 session is The Board Assessment. The series offers a framework for participants to consider the key elements of a reasonable review and have a discussion with their...

Date 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 2:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

Remaking the Economy: Advocacy and Community: The Delicate Balance

Building viable economic alternatives requires both project-based community economic development work and advocacy to access public resources and make changes to laws and regulations that get in the way. In this Remaking the Economy webinar, panelists will discuss how their organizations and the...

Date 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

*Create a Fundraising Plan for Growth & Recovery

The economic outlook is improving, and many nonprofits are focused on rebuilding or even expanding in the year ahead. But it can be tricky to create an annual development plan with so much still in flux. Join us for a 75-minute webinar in which our expert guests will explain where to start when...

Date 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-Third St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

*Top Five Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2022

Get insights into increasing donor engagement through personalized donor experiences and enhancing your hybrid events using technology. In our webinar, we'll also show you how to boost your fundraising by utilizing cryptocurrency and digital wallets...

Date 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

22 Association Event Trends for 2022

Overwhelmingly, organization leaders asked for more information about event and community trends, so we went back and talked to more experts and looked at more research. We will share 22 event and community trends that we believe will shape what member, attendee and exhibitor/sponsor engagement...

Date 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 11:30am
Location 
6500 River Place Blvd.
Bldg III, Ste 250
Austin, TX 78730
Event Category 

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right.

In...

Date 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 3:30pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

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

In this session, we will address how to create a grant strategy and grant calendar using a variety of facilitation techniques and tools that also allow you to effectively engage your organization’s grant team in the process.

Presenter: Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST. Diane is a Grant...

Date 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 8:30am
Location 
Sarah Becker
Central Iowa GPA Chapter President
Des Moines, IA 50314
Event Category 

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

This overview of organizational assessments offers a framework for participants to consider the key elements of a reasonable review and have a discussion within their own association, congregation, or charitable cause about what constitutes a reasonable evaluation of the key indicators of their...

Date 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Ste 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

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

Data points are everywhere in our daily lives and the same is true for nonprofit organizations. What is the data telling us? What do we still need to know? What are we counting? What are we missing? Why do we care about one data point over another? If you are curious about how to use data to...

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

*Making the Ask (Virtual)

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join presenter Kiersten Hill of Firespring to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars. In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the...

Date 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Utilizing Content and Local Influencers to Reinvent Local Supporter Engagement

Presenter Logan Schultz of the L.A. S. Group will discuss how combining the power of local influencers with the mission of making digital content local can reinvent how audiences view your organization, help you discover new and targetable audiences, and even offer greater value to your...

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

First Day Hikes

To ring out the old year and ring in the new, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites Iowans to get outside and enjoy Iowa's state parks. Visitors can check into more than 50 participating state parks and forests on the...

Date 
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 8:00am
Location 
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319