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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.

An asterisk (*) next to a title indicates it counts toward the six hours required per year for a nonprofit organization to be listed in the Register of Accountability. For information on courses and training you can complete on your own time, see our On-Demand Learning Opportunities page. 

Events

Event Category 

Driving Inclusion with Accessibility: A Nonprofit Digital Transformation

Making your organization more accessible is critical to creating equal access and a culture of belonging and inclusion in today’s world. In the digital space, it requires ongoing attention and consideration to deliver a better user experience for all. However, when it comes to...

Date 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Use Donor Stewardship to Maintain Your Audience and Grow Their Support

It is easier and less expensive to retain an existing donor than to seek out and convert a brand new one. The best way to properly care for and feed your donors is by creating and maintaining a robust donor stewardship program. Donor stewardship isn’t just for major donors—take steps to help...

Date 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Catherine McCauley Center Immigration and Business Luncheon

The Immigration and Business Luncheon will take place at the Radisson Hotel, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. This recognition and fundraising event will feature an educational session, keynote speaker, and ceremony to honor the extraordinary achievements of immigrants in business and...

Date 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
1220 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Event Category 

*Seeking Support for General Operations: What to Know

It’s a vicious cycle. Program costs and salaries continue to rise as nonprofits struggle to operate within budget and retain talented staff; yet grant makers don’t often support “overhead” or increase their giving, even as expenses go up each year. Meanwhile experts say nonprofits shouldn’t be...

Date 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Board Masters Online - Open Session (Virtual)

Nonprofit boards need strong skills and a thorough understanding of their role to serve effectively. In this interactive series, we cover the most important aspects of board governance. Board Masters was created for current and potential board members who want to learn how to better serve...

Date 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 8, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Unlocking Generative AI for Social Good

This session is intended for nonprofit staff who are interested in exploring how they can utilize AI (artificial intelligence). Interested board members are also encouraged to attend. This engaging session will demystify generative AI through clear explanations and examples tailored for...

Date 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 8:30am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Nonprofit Marketing Summit: The Unthinkable (Virtual)

Are you looking to improve your organization's marketing and fundraising strategy? Wild Apricot's nonprofit conference is right around the corner, and it's free. Over three days, choose from more than 75 sessions led by the top nonprofit leaders in the industry. You will learn the best digital...

Date 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am to Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 3:00pm
Location 
144 Front St. West
Suite 725
Toronto, AE M5J 2L7
Event Category 

*Cut Costs and Get Creative 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 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Unlocking Grant Readiness: Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Funding

The grant life cycle is continuous and never ending, but it starts every time with grant readiness. In this session we will look at what it means to be grant ready, the foundation of successful grant writing strategies for organizations of all shapes and sizes. We will also look at how to...

Date 
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 11:00am
Location 
15227 Heritage Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624
Event Category 

#LearnGrants Online Summit

Join us for the #LearnGrants Online Summit as our line-up of trainers share some of their best tips and strategies to support your grant-related work. What better way is there to celebrate International Grant Professionals Day (#IGPD) than by spending time polishing your knowledge with grant...

Date 
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location 
10540 Marty St.
Suite 240
Overland Park, KS 66212
Event Category 

*Grant Writing Workshop

Davenport Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present this two-day grant writing workshop. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12,...

Date 
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 4:00pm
Location 
Davenport Police Department Auditorium
416 N. Harrison St.
Davenport, IA 52801
Event Category 

*Strategic Planning

Join Community Foundation President & CEO Karla Twedt-Ball to learn about the strategic planning process for nonprofits. Following the presentation, from 10:30 to 11:30, there will be an optional workshop for small to medium nonprofits.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be...

Date 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 9:30am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

How to Host Engaging Events and Stay Within Budget

Fundraising events can come with a sizable price tag. With rising costs, it’s harder than ever for fundraisers to balance the desire to create an exceptional donor experience with the need to ensure an event brings in more dollars than it costs. How can nonprofits host memorable events that don’...

Date 
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Grant Writing with Ethics: Aligning Mission to Impactful Grants

How do you find the right grant opportunities to meet your organization’s specific needs? And once you’ve found a potential match, how do you build and maintain a positive relationship with the funder to make sure your application is best positioned? Rather than blasting applications out into...

Date 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 11:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

2024 Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

The seventh annual Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference will offer breakout sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities for nonprofit executives, employees, board members, and volunteers from Nebraska and Iowa. The conference will be held at the Younes Conference Center, 416 W Talmadge Rd...

Date 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 1:30pm to Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 4:00pm
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

Learning Cohort: Engaging in the DEI Journey (Spring 2024)

The Nonprofit Network is proud to announce an investment in DEI learning through a partnership with Top RANK, a Cedar Rapids-based diversity facilitation, consulting, and talent acquisition firm. The three-part series is designed to offer nonprofit leaders tools and concepts to help guide...

Date 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Online)

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated. Is it worth it? This class can help you decide.

In this free, 90-minute 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...

Date 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Matteson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors as well as continuing education students pursuing studies in agriculture, health/medical sciences, nursing, engineering, information technology or a trade. To be eligible for the Matteson Scholarship, students and working adults must live in the...

Date 
Monday, April 22, 2024 - 11:45pm
Location 
P.O. Box 367
Keokuk, IA 52632
Event Category 

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines: Celebration Luncheon & Report to the Community

A strong foundation builds vibrant communities. Join the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines on Thursday, May 2 at the Community Choice Convention Center to celebrate the many ways the Community Foundation is promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and...

Date 
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Learning Cohort: Committing to the DEI Journey

This is the second of three sessions in the Nonprofit Network's DEI series in partnership with Top RANK, a Cedar Rapids-based diversity facilitation, consulting, and talent acquisition firm. The series is designed to offer nonprofit leaders tools and concepts to help guide implementation of...

Date 
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Learning Cohort: Implementing Best Practices on your DEI Journey

This is the third and final session in the Nonprofit Network's DEI series in partnership with Top RANK, a Cedar Rapids-based diversity facilitation, consulting, and talent acquisition firm. The series is designed to offer nonprofit leaders tools and concepts to help guide implementation of...

Date 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Geisler-Penquite Foundation Grants application deadline

Board members of the Geisler-Penquite Foundation invite Jasper County non-profit organizations to submit applications for funding to support charitable work benefiting Jasper County residents. Geisler-Penquite Foundation grants, which are available only to Jasper...

Date 
Monday, July 1, 2024 - 11:30pm
Location 
164 Delft Dr.
Pella, IA 50219
Event Category 

Nonprofit Know-How: Library Resources for Nonprofits

Join Public Service Librarians Nancy Geiger and Rebecca Vernon with the Cedar Rapids Public Library to hear about the free resources available for nonprofits at the library, including the grant search engine Foundation Center online and others that might be helpful for training and development....

Date 
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 9:30am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Events Calendar

Proposals for 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Summit

ArtUp: Ten Step Budgeting Process for Nonprofit Organizations

Bur Oak Land Trust Prairie Preview XXXVI: "UI Wild: Connecting Iowans with the Wild for a Generation."

Managing the Message – Panel Discussion with Communications Experts

Grant Preparation & Management Training

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Online Grant Application Lunch and Learn

Painting a Picture of Financial Health

Grant Management Training

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Algona

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Perry

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Corning

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Le Mars

State Arts & Culture Grants Deadline

Doc Dash 5K Run and Walk

Spring Cleaning Along the Iowa River

Run Like a Mother 5K Race

Opening Doors Gala: A Black Tie A-Fair

Guide Certification & Tourism Workshop

Governor's Volunteer Awards

Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

A Fairytale for Fundraising: Storytelling Strategies to Inspire Donations

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit: Connecting Through Standards

Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy

Fundraising Operations

Willard L. Boyd reads from "A Life on the Middle West's Never-Ending Frontier"

Family Day at Belgum Grove

Federal Arts Funding and Resources for Artists and Organizations with the National Endowment for the Arts

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nonprofit Know-How: Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

Nonprofit Party at the Museum

Grant Planning Session for Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund

Deepening Donor Relations: Insights From Professional Advisors that Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

Nonprofit Management Academy: Tools to Enhance Work Life Satisfaction

Nonprofit Board Engagement

Growing an Endowment for Your Nonprofit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Membership Meeting

Nonprofit Overtime Webinar

National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon & Penelope Burk Education Session

National Philanthropy Day Recognition Luncheon

Getting Meetings with Donors

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Stitches for Hope Quilt Sale

Student Involvement Fair

How to Succeed in Social Media in 2020 and Beyond

On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nice People Working with Nice People-Company Culture

Family Night at the Museum: Hollywood Rides the Rails

IMPACT Grant Lunch and Learn

Canceled - 41st Annual RiverRun 5K

Women in Public Management and Policy

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change

Exploring Creative Careers

(Webinar) Building a Talent Pipeline: Succession Planning for Nonprofits

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Raise the Bar: Improve Performance through Feedback and Coaching

Lean Concepts and Tools for Service-Oriented Organizations

Federal COVID-19 Legislation Webinar

Webinar: Engaging in Collaboration and Philanthropic Partnerships for COVID-19 Response

Webinar: Special Resources Related to Covid-19 for Iowa's Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

Transitioning to a Remote Workforce During COVID-19

Working With Your Board During the Pandemic

Webinar: Financial Leadership: Making Good Decisions in Unprecedented Times

Legacy Giving: Why It's Essential, Now More Than Ever

Webinar: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities

Webinar: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations

Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults

Managing a Global Response

How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

System Change: COVID, Nonprofits & the Economy: A Roundtable Discussion

From Common Ground to Congressional Action: Advancing the Universal Charitable Deduction

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

Webinar: Leveraging Digital Platforms During a Crisis

Webinar: Psychological Wellness in the Workplace

Making Lemonade in Challenging Times

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

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part One

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part Two

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

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

How to Craft a Legacy Giving Case Statement

Iowa Arts Summit - Virtual Conference

(Webinar) P&P Training: New and Emerging Nonprofits

Seeking Forgiveness for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan (Webinar)

P&P Training: New and Emerging Nonprofits (Webinar)

Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

Make it OK & Back to School

Make it Okay: To Be Human in a Pandemic

Get Your Donors Ready to Give Before Your Big Day

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace

Remaking the Economy: Housing Justice Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce

DonorConnect: Justice for All

Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofits

Online Leading and Learning: How to Engage People in the Virtual Space

Cultivate Midlevel Donors

Virtual Youth Volunteer Fair

Youth Volunteerism Focus Group

Service Enterprise Initiative informational webinar

Imagine: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Connect: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

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

Sustaining Racial Healing Where You Live (Zoom)

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Susan Howlett on How to Fuel Your Board

Remaking the Economy: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Justice

Media Masters Webinar Series: Developing Docs & Digitals

Media Masters Webinar Series: Working With Talent

Media Masters Webinar Series: Producing Like a Pro

Raising Funds and Rising Up: How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In-Person

How Grant Makers in the Arts are Addressing Current Challenges

Drive Donor Decisions This #Giving Tuesday with Your Nonprofit Profile

Iowa History 101: Glendale Cemetery

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Overcoming COVID-19 Through Sustainable Collaborations

Exploring Key Data and Findings from the 2019 Columbus Survey

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

The 2020 Year-End Fundraising Playbook by NextAfter

Quick Tips for #GivingTuesday

Online Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

How They Did It: Virtual Events Donors Love

Remaking the Economy: Where to Now? -- and Beyond

Webinar: Nonprofit Know-How: Nonprofit Employee Personal Financial Health

(Webinar) We're in this Together: Overcoming Pandemic Stress in Providers

Implementing Shared Leadership: Practical Lessons from the Field

(Virtual) Iowa Stories: Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

Iowa: History 101: Winter Holidays (Online)

Winter Break: History Mystery (Online)

Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Financial Commons Launch (Online)

Iowa's Rural Heritage Revitalization Grant - Dealine

Together in Giving: 2020 Virtual Grant Reception

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Ethical Storytelling for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

COVID-19 Arts & Culture Recovery Program

Webinar for Nonprofit Cultural Organizations, Live Music Venues, Government Owned Cultural Venues

Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program webinar (Individual Artists)

Iowa Arts and Culture Recovery Program

Remaking the Economy: COVID-10, Recovery, and the Black Community

Strategy Meets Standards: Turning FASB Accounting Standards into Innovation

Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising

Save America's Treasures Grant Opportunity

History of Equal Rights Grant

African American Civil Rights Grant Program

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Excellence in Iowa History Awards

Nominations for Board of Trustees

*Invest in Your Donor Relations to Maximize Retention (Webinar)

*Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising

*Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Webinar)

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

*Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color

*NEA Grants: The Programs, the Process, and How to Pitch

Build with Bags Grant Program

Board Orientation and Leadership Development (BOLD)

*Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar?

*How to Craft an Annual Fundraising Plan in Uncertain Times

*Planned Giving Boot Camp: Part II

*IRS webinar: Retirement Plans for Small Employers and Self-Employed

*How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

*How to Avoid Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

*The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

*How to Craft an Annual Fundraising Plan in Uncertain Times

Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities and Economic Justice

*Nonprofit Board of Directors Legal Compliance Training

Centering Equity & Shifting Practices

Mastering (Desktop) Quickbooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 1

Mastering (Desktop) Quickbooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 2

Mastering (Online) QuickBooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 1

Mastering (Online) QuickBooks 2021: The How-to Clinic for Nonprofit Bookkeepers: Pt 2

IRS webinar: File Error-Free Form 1023-EZ

Remaking the Economy: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap & the Case for Reparations

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Equity & Financial Stability

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Equity and Health

Equity Conversations: Creating a Community of Belonging: Next Steps

How to Write an Effective Grant

Doing More with Strategic Doing-These Plans Don't Gather Dust!

Online Proposal Writing Course

*How to Win Grants for Advancing Racial Equity

Preparing for Your Audit in a Remote Environment

*Launching Inclusive Online Fundraising Campaigns During a Crisis

Introduction to Individual Giving

*Foster an Inclusive Culture for your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners

*Upgrade Your Grant Budget to Attract Major Foundation Funders

*Sustain Your Fundraising and Impact with Leadership Buy-In

Community Circles & Conversations

Priority Management in Hectic Times

Package Your Signature Programs to Secure Corporate Sponsorships

Building Resiliency in Digital Growth and Engagement (BRIDGE)

Storytelling Q&A Session

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

Susman Lecture with Nikole Hannah-Jones (Virtual)

2021 Community Foundation Grantmaking Deadline

Strengthening Your Organizational Anti-Racist Practice (Virtual)

Merger: A Strategy for Nonprofit Sustainability on Zoom

Building a Learning Strategy to Expand Reach, Revenue, and Impact

HR Insight Series: Understanding Employer Implications with COVID-19

Donor Connect: Collective Vision for a Resilient and Strong DSM (Virtual)

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

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program

IA Department of Cultural Affairs New Grant Round for Arts, Culture, Film & History

Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers: Being the Change

*Proposal Writing Bootcamp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants for 2021/2022

Historical Resource Development Program

Country School Grant Program

*Webinar: Intro to the Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence

*Sustainability Planning: Where Matching Grants and Capacity Building Meet

*Tough Truths Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know for Real Success

*Putting Shared Leadership into Practice

*Exploring Co-Executive Directorship

Micro Grants and CORE Application Grants deadline

*Donor Retention After a Disaster

*How to Retain Development Staff

*Nonprofit Training Day (Virtual)

*Apology: Its Role in Social and Political Life (Virtual)

*Remaking the Economy: Organizing and Wealth Building in Communities of Color

*Tips for Getting Started with Corporate Grant Seeking

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

*Nonprofit Target Audience Q&A Session

*The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

*How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)

*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

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

*Nonprofit ROI Q&A Session

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

*How Integrated Marketing Automation Can Work for You

What Nonprofits Need to Know as Staff and Volunteers Return From Remote to In-Person Operations

Digital Roundtable: What is Anti-Blackness? How is Anti-Blackness Different From Racism?

*The Foundation for Inclusive Board Culture

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

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

*Level Up Your Major Gifts Program

The Tribal Heritage Grant Program

*Board Boot Camp for Clayton County Nonprofits

DonorConnect: Nonprofit Resilience as We Face the Future

Run Like A Mother 2021

*Nonprofit Risk Management Essentials

Red Shoe Run & Walk 5k

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit

*How to Start an Individual Giving Program

Shoot for a Cure Golf Tournament

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

*Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You?

Virtual Spring Plant Sale

Preserve Iowa Summit: The Trail Ahead (Virtual)

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

*Thriving Through Resilience

*Your Board and Fundraising

*Eight Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Leadership Circle for Emerging Development Professionals

*Introduction to Finding Grants

*Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Best Doggone (and Catgone) Golf Tournament of 2021

*Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

*Strategic Planning: What Now?

*Charitable Solicitation: What Does it Take to be Compliant?

Nonprofit Scaling Q&A Session

Nonprofit Planned Giving Q&A Session

Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

Foundation for Aging Letter of Interest Deadline

Rebuilding with Care: Advancing Quality Childcare in Rural Places

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

*Storytelling for Impact

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

*Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

*Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times

*Map Out Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan Options

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change

*Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard

How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit

*Optimizing Instead of Redesigning Your Website

*Remaking the Economy: Envisioning a Restorative Future of Work

*Applying for Exemption - webinar

16th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll

*Why Great IT Support is Mission Critical for Nonprofits

*Boost Your Mid-Year Fundraising with a Bronze Seal on GuideStar

*How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

*Building Lasting Growth in the Digital Era

10th Annual Golf for Hope Fundraiser

Deafinitely Dogs Canine Cruise

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*Getting Grant Ready - Action Steps for Nonprofit Startups and Nonprofits in Turnaround

*Tracking Restricted Grants for QuickBooks for Desktop Quickbooks Users

*Tracking Restricted Grants for QuickBooks for Online Quickbooks Users

*Diversifying Fundraising: How Your Organization & the Field Can Build a Pipeline of Diverse Fundraising Leaders

Testing Your Fundraising Campaigns the Right Way

*Trust is a Must: Creating a Community of Donors

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event

*How to Find & Activate Major Donors in 2021

Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool

Using Custom Keepsakes to Double Your Donations

The Power of Video: Using Other Voices to Share Yours

Navigating Shifts in the Corporate Giving World

Fundraising Planning for Our New Normal

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*Practical Strategies For Finding New Donors

*Tell Your Story Using Form 990 and GuideStar

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

*Year-End Strategies: Stand Out--and Raise More

2021 Cedar Rapids Heart Walk

Spirit of Minnie Rubek Recognition

*Are you getting the most out of your nonprofit website?

2021 Nebraska Nonprofit Conference (online)

Storytelling: Elevating Voices for Impact

*Rethinking Your Annual Fundraising Plan: Refresh, Re-engage, and Reactivate

*Connecting with Small Foundations: What to Know Now

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

*How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

Philanthropy Day Award Nominations deadline

*Stuck in the Middle with You (Virtual)

*Creating Quality Participant Surveys: What to Ask and How to Ask It (Online)

*Nonprofit Risk Management Essentials (Online)

*Introduction to Individual Giving

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

*Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign that Inspires and Converts

Cryptocurrency and Nonprofits: What you Need to Know

*What Motivates Donors to Give? Corporate and Personal Perspectives

*Giving Circles: How to Engage this Fast-Growing Form of Philanthropy

Do's and Don'ts of a GuideStar Profile: Maximize Your Fundraising Potential

Fall 2021 Student Organization Fair

*Simple Strategies to Grow Your Donor Base Right Now

*Eight Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Beyond Workshops & Webinars: Tools to Move People to Action

*Designing Accessible Learning Programs

*Graphics and Design in Learning

10th Annual Nonprofit Public Policy Symposium: The Why and How of Civic Engagement

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp Virtual Workshop

Volunteer Day at Iowa State Parks

*Shaping the Nonprofit Employee Experience in a Digital Age

*Setting the Agenda: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Support Board Diversity and Equity Efforts

*Cybersecurity Readiness to Protect Against Today's Top Threats

Find Nonprofit Career Success with Strong Personal Digital Branding

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

*Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors

Accessing Your Inner Power & Peace

10 Tips for Writing Stronger Fundraising Appeals for Planned & Major Giving

*Staying Compliant in Today's Everchanging Online Fundraising Landscape

Orientation to Candid's Resources for Nonprofits

*OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Zoom)

Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Summit

2021 Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)

2021 Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Celebrating Philanthropy Day

*Cybersecurity Essentials for Every Nonprofit Leader (Virtual)

Graceful Exits: How Foundations Can Offer Strong Support as Grants End

*Board Fundamentals: Different and Better: Strategies to Build a Strong Board and Successful Organization

Charitable Giving that Rewards: New Donor Strategies for Smart Giving

An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

Morsel Combat: A Chef Event Fighting Hunger

*Get Your Board to Help Fundraise -- Even if They Don't Wanna

Community Learning Series: Advancing Racial Equity in Linn County

*Breaking into the Nonprofit Space as an Organization of Color

*Advanced Proposal Writing Workshop

*How to Defeat Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

*How to Host Hybrid Events Donors Want to Attend

Remaking the Economy: Finding the Levers for System Change

*Grow You Individual Giving Through Masterful Copywriting

Donor Connect: Finding a Home in the Heartland (Zoom)

Community Circles and Converstions

*Sharepoint and Office 365 for Nonprofit Organizations (Zoom)

*Diversity Your Fundraising Portfolio with Government Grants

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

5 Ways to Make Your Giving Informed and Impactful this GivingTuesday

*Social Media 101 For Nonprofits

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace

*Create a Fundraising Plan for Growth & Recovery

Nonprofit Know-How: Prioritizing Equity in Your Linn County Nonprofit

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

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

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

*Top Five Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2022

*Make Your Major Foundation and Corporate Grant Applications Stand Out

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

5 Ways to Make Your Giving Informed This Holiday Season

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

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp

*Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

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

22 Association Event Trends for 2022

Remaking the Economy: Advocacy and Community: The Delicate Balance

*Making the Ask (Virtual)

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

*The Accountable Nonprofit: 3-Part Online Series

*The Accountable Nonprofit (Online)

*Into the Fire: Transformation through Conflict

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

Utilizing Content and Local Influencers to Reinvent Local Supporter Engagement

*8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

*Preparing to build relationships with funders

*Transform Your Board's Fundraising in 90 Days

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

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

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

2022 Candid Seals of Transparency

No Community Manager? No Problem

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Program deadline

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

*Succession Planning Strategies that Work

First Annual Fundraiser Gala

Donor Retention Strategies

How to Defeat Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

How Your Nonprofit's Ticketed Event Can further Your MIssion

The Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

Why Your Annual Report Should Be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest

How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

Authentically Social: Putting Connection at the Core of Your Digital Strategy

*Proposal Writing Boot Camps

Video Content and Creation

Donor Retention Strategies

How to Earn Revenue for Your Nonprofit

*Stepping Forward to Build Collective Trust with Your Grantees

*Coaching--The Key to Employee Development (In-person)

Mental Health Awareness for Employees (Virtual)

Remaking the Economy: Redefining the Risk

Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Workshop (In-person)

2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Workshop (Online)

Historic Preservation Grant Deadline

How to Retain Donors Who Gave During the Crises

Reimagining Executive Transitions: A Candid Discussion of Harmful Assumptions & Powerful Possibilities

Go-to Tips for Getting Grants (Zoom)

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Zoom)

Community Foundation Celebration Luncheon

CFRE Examination Preparation

AFP Deep Dive: Sticky Teams: How to Recruit and Retain Teams That Stick (Virtual)

AFP Deep Dive: Sticky Teams: How to Recruit and Retain Teams That Stick (Virtual)

Navigating the Global Civic Engagement Landscape in a Disrupted World

Remaking the Economy: How to Design Democratic Management

Data-Informed Decision Making for Nonprofit Board Members (Virtual)

White Saviorism: Knowing Your Role in Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (Virtual)

Accounting for Equity: Expressing Your Values in the Language of Finance

Building Ties with DAF Donors: Where to Start

Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Next Grant Proposal

Destination Iowa Informational Webinar

Senior Resources Annual Cookout

Celebrate Every Child Gala 2022

DonorConnect - Wonder Women: Transforming our Community Through Giving

Community Learning Series: Rebuilding the Soul of our Community

Iowa Women's Foundation Core Grants deadline

Semiquincentennial Grant Program

2022 Lee County Impact Grant

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with your Website

How to Decipher Your Web Analytics and Use Them to Your Advantage

*Fundraising Academy: Cause Selling Fundamentals

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

Matthew 25 Spring Plant Sale

*Establishing an Organizational Culture that Supports Your DEI

*Handling Objections: Turning Donor Hesitation into Commitment

*Supercharge Your Fundraising Board

*Donor Stewardship: Follow-up that Fosters Loyalty

*5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

How to Attract and Keep Top Fundraisers

Community Converstion: The Power of Collective Philanthropy

Overcoming the Overhead Myth

Adopt a Digital Mobilization Model to Raise More Money and Drive More Public Engagement

May Educational Program -- Next Gen Giving

Nonprofit Know-How: Creating Space for Equity Conversation

2022 Nonprofit Training Day: Reaching for the Peak of Resilience

2022 Spring Conference: Renewal, Virtual Empowerment, and Supportive Environments (Zoom)

CFRE Refresher Course

*The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

Storytelling Q and A Session

*Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Cryptocurrency (Zoom)

*Low-Cost Ways to Boost Planned Gifts

Public Trust and Nonprofits: Where do we Stand?

*Community Circle Conversation: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Cryptocurrency but Were Afraid to Ask

*Developing Trust with Online Donors

*How to Attract--and Keep--Top Fundraisers

Setting Yourself up for a Successful First Meeting

Storytelling for Impact

Community Grants--Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

How to Foster Pay Equity for Fundraisers

Levitt AMP Grant Awards application deadline

Table to Table 25th Anniversary Dinner

Greater Des Moines Botanical Center Garden Party

Courage Ride charity bike ride

*Successful Fundraising Strategies

Membership Scholarship--Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern Iowa Chapter

Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Workshop (Virtual)

*How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

*Connecting the Dots: What New Research Reveals About Your Donors

*Turn up Your Organization's Individual Giving Pipeline

*Unlock the Power of Evaluation at your Organization

*Grants Research Lab

*Advanced Funder Research Lab

AFP's Annual Summer Social

AFP's 2022 Award Nominations for National Philanthropy Day

How Can Loan Forgiveness Changes Help Nonprofit Workers?

Lee County Charitable Fund Grant Deadline

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth

*Changing the Subject: Boards as Social Movement Spaces

Nonprofit Party at the Lodge

Tanager Place 28th Annual Golf Outing

*Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit

*Practical Strategies for Finding New Donors

The 4 Phases of an Inclusive Leader

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

Incorporating Youth Voice in Your Day of Service

North Lee Community Foundation Grant Deadline

Nonprofit Quarterly Webinar Bundle

AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter: National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Cultivating Major Donors: What's Working Now

Lee County Youth Services Grant Deadline

Lead Generation Q&A Session

Nonprofit Career Paths: Finding Your Place In The Nonprofit Space with Melissa Gruber

Leadership Circle for Fundraisers of Color

Resiliency in Fundraising (Zoom)

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

Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference (Virtual)

Nonprofit Tech Trends Leaders Need to Know About

Iowa Women's Foundation Annual Luncheon

Why You Should Care About Ethical Fundraising

Remaking the Economy: Owning our Future

*Take Your Nonprofit Concept from Idea to Sustainable Organization

*Build a Culture of Fundraising to Raise More Money

Smart Fundraising: How Savvy Groups are Streamlining and Innovating

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

*Key Ways to Boost Midlevel Giving

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

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

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

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

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

*How to Navigate Corporate Giving

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

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 2: Drafting the letter of inquiry and project budget

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 3: Preparing to build relationships with funders

*Getting the Full Picture: Personal & Organizational Awareness and Race

Giving Circles: A New Approach

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Storytelling for Impact

*Fundraise Your Way to Post-Pandemic Stability

Better Budgeting in QuickBooks 2022 (for Desktop QuickBooks Users)

Better Budgeting in QuickBooks 2022 For Online Users

*Executive Transitions Reimagined: Practices that Center BIPOC Leaders

Central Iowa Chapter National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Giving Tuesday Greatness: Tips for Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding

Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Iowa Chapter National Philanthropy Day Brunch

*Quick Tactics for #Giving Tuesday

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

*How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)

*Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Your Campaign

*Engaging Your Board in Equity-Centered Fundraising

Football Pub Crawl for Foster Kids

*4 Common Nonprofit Data Mistakes

*Community Learning Series: Partnering with Emerging Black and Brown Leaders

Federal Mid-Term Elections: Impact on Charitable Nonprofits

Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities (SET) Fund Grant Deadline

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

Iowa Nonprofit Alliance Statewide Launch (online)

*Get Your Board to Help you Fundarise -- Even if They Don't Wanna!

*Create a Donor Communication Plan for 2023

Lessons Learned--Gifts of Wisdom and Experience

*Grant Writing 101 (online)

Union Pacific Railroad Museum: Family Game Day with Spielbound Game Cafe

*Build a Powerhouse Board

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 1

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 2

*Strategic Planning in Nonprofits: Part 3

*How to Defeat Fundraising's Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition

Lunch & Learn: Community Interest Funds Webinar

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Virtual Advanced Funder Research Lab

*Introduction to Foundation Directory

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

*Virtual Grants Research Lab

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Orientation

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 2

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 1

*Proposal Writing Boot Camp: Week 3

An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

*Intro to the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

Why Change is Challenging

Pathways for College Students in the Nonprofit Sector

*Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

*From Chance to Choice: Designing Powerful Partnerships to Power Your Nonprofit

*Top Tips for Grant Seeking (Zoom)

*Introduction to Project Budgets

*Introduction to Proposal Writing

Leveraging Community Assets to Enhance Your Nonprofit's Impact

*Introduction to Finding Grants

*Top Tips for Grant Seeking

*The $80 Billion Gamble

Community Foundation Greater Des Moines Celebration Luncheon

*Seeking General Operating Grants

Eric Pardall Memorial Scholarship

*Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Pre-conference Workshop

Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

*Make it Easy for DAF Donors to Give

*The Future of Fundraising is Responsive

The New Member Journey: Emerging Member Personas for Associations

*Best Employee Management Practices in a Changing Employment Scene (In-Person)

*3 Building Blocks for Stronger Relationships Between Nonprofit Directors and Boards

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

Build a Diverse Pool of Donors

*Storytelling for Impact

*5 Tips to Raise More: Less Awkward Fundraising

*Racial Equity Institute: Groundwater Workshop (Virtual)

*Racial Equity Institute: Groundwater Workshop (Virtual)

*Financial Management (Partner Webinar) Virtual

*Intro to the Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

*How to Identify and Prioritize Key Donors and Prospects

*Disaster Philanthropy: Moving development forward as your goals blow away

How to Improve Fundraiser Satisfaction and Retention

National Council of Nonprofits Confab: The Power of We

Racial Equity Institute: Latinx Challenges Workshop (virtual)

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

dsmHack 2023 application deadline

*Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Core Grant Applications

Iowa Women's Foundation Emergency Grants

Run Like a Mother 5K 2023

Exactly What to Say: How to talk so donors really listen and give again and again

*Using Data to Improve Online Fundraising

*Optimize Your Data and Segment Donors

*How to Maximize Donor Acquisition in a Challenging Economy

*The State of Nonprofit Marketing & its Impact on Fundraising Success

*Nonprofit Know-How: Authentic Leadership to Improve Employee Well-Being

*An Inside Look at Firespring's Nonprofit Websites

*Tell Me a Story: Insight to Action

*Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

*Federal Grant Writing Boot Camp

*How to Digitally Transform your Fundraising Event

*How to Write a Grant Budget that Tells (and Sells) Your Application's Story

Fundraising Palooza Call for Proposals

*Beginner Grantseeking

*Designing an Internship, Finding an Intern

*Financial Leadership for Board Members: Part 1

*Financial Leadership for Board Members, Part 2: Effective Structure for Fiscal Oversight

*Financial Leadership for Board Members, Part 3: Solving the Mystery of Nonprofit Financials

*Introduction to Proposal Writing

*Introduction to Individual Giving

Telling your Story with Candid Seals

*Introduction to Finding Grants

*How to Defeat Fundraising's Silent Enemy--Donor Attrition

*Grant Readiness Scores: Case Studies & Lessons Learned

*Grant Reporting: Good, Better, Best

*Grant Writing 201: Making your Grant Application Stand Out

*Attract Corporate Support for Your Fundraising Event

*Federal & State Tax Update

*How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

*Advanced Strategies for Donor Retention

*Donor-Advised Funds: A Deep Dive on Philanthropy’s Hottest Trend

*Get Your Board to Help Fundraise Even if They Don't Wanna

*Tried and True Components of a Successful Event

*How to Outsmart Inflation: Using Data to Navigate Fundraising During Challenging Times

*Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

*How to Begin a Planned Giving Program with Limited Resources

What Americans Think About Philanthropy and Nonprofits

*Five Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

*Everyday Megadonors: A New Force in Giving

Planned Giving Seminar

*Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for your Organization

*Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation

AFP ICON 2023 Takeaways

*Central Iowa GPA 2023 Chapter Conference

AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

*Storytelling for Impact

Call for Presentations

*Putting AI to Work at Nonprofits

*Organizational Strategy: Observations and Unpopular Opinions

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

*Take Your Grant Proposal Writing to the Next Level (Virtual)

*How to Begin a Planned Giving Program With Limited Resources

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

The $80 Billion Dollar Gamble

How to Use Data to Hit Organizational Goals and Foster Growth

12th Annual Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits (Virtual)

*How to Attract Legacy Gifts

*From Narrative to Action: Leveraging Storytelling for Success in Communications and Fundraising

Iowa Nonprofit Launch Event: Fort Dodge

*Digitally Transformed Nonprofits (virtual)

*How to Knock Your Grantmaker's Socks Off

*They're not Users, They're People

*Equip Your Board to be Effective, Fluent Brand Ambassadors

Submissions for 2023 Spirit of Minnie Rubek Award

Nonprofit Party at the Market

*How to Create a Successful Capital Campaign: New Money for Small and Large Nonprofits Alike

Nonprofit Executive Institute

*Top Ways to Thank Donors and Inspire Loyalty

Unlocking Green Energy Tax Credits from the Inflation Reduction Act

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

*The 3Ws of Discovering Ourselves and our Donors

*Lifecycle of the Nonprofit Corporation

*Role of the Board from the Legal Perspective (Virtual)

*Writing Direct Mail Appeals that Motivate Donors to Give & Give Again

Iowa Nonprofit Alliance Launch Event

NAM Catalyst Award Nomination Dealine

2023 Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands

The Nonprofit Labor Market: Misconceptions, Realities, and How to Play Smartly

Registration deadline: National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Extension: Nomination deadline for National Philanthropy Day awards

National Nonprofit Day Awards Luncheon

How to Create Safe Nonprofit Stories that Inspire Action: A Workshop on Trauma-Informed Storytelling

Sponsor, Partner, or Both? Key Facets to Building a Robust Sponsor or Partner Program

*Understanding the Basics and Benefits of AI

5 Tips to Improve your Smart Objectives

2023 Grant Application Deadline

*Fundamentals of Fundraising

Philanthropic Reform Update: Two Game-Changing Proposals from the Feds

Nonprofit Know-How: Equity in Action

Deadline: Rising Leaders Institute

*Help your Organization Thrive with Good Governance Practices

*How Nonprofits can Leverage Data to Build Long-Term Relationships

*Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise--Even if They Don't Wanna!

Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: Applicant Briefing

*Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Public Assistance Applicant Briefing

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday: Strategies for Your Campaign (Zoom)

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

*Grant Maker Relationships 101: How to Get Started

*Get Your Board to Give Their Biggest Gifts and Help You Fundraise

*Smart Ways to Attract Online Donors

*How to Write Awesome Annual Reports: Connect, Appreciate, Inspire!

*Today's Digital Fundraising Trends and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit

*How to Rebuild Public Trust in Philanthropy

*Introduction to Fundraising Planning

*Introduction to Proposal Writing

*Leverage the Power of Foundation Directory and LinkedIn for Fundraising

*Advanced Funder Research Lab

*Introduction to Measuring Your Impact

*Introduction to Foundation Directory

*Unlocking the Power of Strategic Volunteer Engagement for Nonprofit Executives

*How to Write a Grant Budget that Tells Your Application's Story

*Jump-start your 4th Quarter with Year-end Appeals that Work!

*How to Create Amazing Event Sponsorship Materials

*Social Media 101 For Nonprofits

*Corporate Grant Seeking in the Current Climate

*Common Questions in Fundraising Ethics

*Storytelling for Impact

*Engaging in the DEI Journey

Al!ve Virtual Conference: Leveraging Technology in a Human World Inclusively, Responsibly, Creatively

*Philanthropic Conversations: Bringing More Value to Deepen Relationships

*Why your Annual Report Should be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest

*How to Crush Giving Season

*Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

*Nonprofit Law for the Nonprofit Leader: Role of the Board from the Legal Perspective (Virtual)

*QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Desktop Version (Webinar)

*QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Desktop Version (Webinar)

*QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Desktop Version (Webinar)

*Things I Know for Sure: Considerations for Engaging in the Legislative Process and Lobbying

*Nonprofit Lobbying: Rules and Practices for State and Federal Law

*Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

How to Meet the Expectations of Today's Nonprofit Professionals

*How to be as Competitive as Possible for Large Grants (Foundation OR Government): Part 1

*How to be as Competitive as Possible for Large Grants (Foundation OR Government): Part 2

*How to be as Competitive as Possible for Large Grants (Foundation OR Government): Part 3

*Engaging Donors of all Generations

*How Nonprofits Use Tech to Meet Their Missions

*QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Fall 2023 Fundamentals Webinar (Virtual)

*Communications and Organizing as Grassroots Advocacy Tools (VIRTUAL)

*Strengthening Internal Controls: Best Practices for Mitigating Risks

*Board Masters Online: Open Session (Virtual)

*Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

*Attorneys as Nonprofit Board Members

Starting Small, Growing Strong: Legal Essentials for Nonprofit Success

Employee Retention Credit for Nonprofit Leaders: Complete Guide with IRS Updates

Insights From the Field: Navigating Fundraising Uncertainty

Developing a Donor Engagement Plan for 2024

Learning Cohort: Engaging in the DEI Journey (Spring 2024)

Learning Cohort: Committing to the DEI Journey

Learning Cohort: Implementing Best Practices on your DEI Journey

*Preparing for a Future Capital Campaign

*Strangers in a strange land: Migrants and disasters in the U.S.

Courageous Leadership Workshop: Let go of What Was and Make Room for What Will Be

*OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member (Zoom)

Community Foundation Snapshot: How we Can Help Your Nonprofit in 2024 (Zoom)

Catherine McCauley Center Immigration and Business Luncheon

*Proven Strategies for Connecting with Major Donors

Homeless Training: How to Manage Problematic Behavior (Compassionately!)

Deadline for session proposals for 2024 Central Nebraska Nonprofit Conference

Homeless Training: How to Manage Problematic Behavior (Compassionately!)

*Best Practices for Mitigating Risks

*Assessing Your Strategic Planning Process (Virtual)

*HR Trends & Strategies for a Changing Landscape

*Program Evaluation Basics (Virtual)

*Fundraising in the Age of A.I. (Virtual)

*Why your Annual Report Should be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest

Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol

Training Webinar for Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol

Donor Connect: Better Together Fund Spotlight Series

Donor Connect: Better Together Fund Spotlight Series

*Nonprofit Know-How: 2024 Grants at the Community Foundation

*Social Media 101 For Nonprofits

*Seeking Support for General Operations: What to Know

How Candid Helps Nonprofits (Online)

*Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Online)

*Introduction to Finding Grants

Introduction to Foundation Directory

*Introduction to Proposal Writing

Make a Plan for Global Volunteer Month

Access Remaining COVID Relief Funds Before it is Too Late

Collaborating to Reduce Food Insecurity in Central Iowa

*Storytelling for Impact (Online)

Key Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2024 (Online)

How to Host Engaging Events and Stay Within Budget

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

*Use Donor Stewardship to Maintain Your Audience and Grow Their Support

*Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

*Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Online)

Community Interest Funds Grants

*Introduction to Measuring Your Impact (Webinar)

*Introduction to Project Budgets (Webinar)

Attract More Funding with your New 2024 Seal of Transparency (Online)

*Introduction to Corporate Giving

*Introduction to Individual Giving

*NAM BIPOC Lunch and Learn (In person)

Ready, Set, Evaluate: Assess Your Organization's Readiness for Program Evaluation (Virtual, Partner Training)

*Board Masters Online - Open Session (Virtual)

*Intro to the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

*How to Deal with the "No" and Deal with "No" (Virtual)

Nonprofit Know-How: Library Resources for Nonprofits

*Nonprofit Know-How: Artificial Intelligence

Geisler-Penquite Foundation Grants application deadline

*Unlocking Grant Readiness: Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Funding

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines: Celebration Luncheon & Report to the Community

Philanthropy in Central Iowa & Annual Development Planning

*Unlocking Generative AI for Social Good

*Grant Writing with Ethics: Aligning Mission to Impactful Grants

Tree Canopy Improvement Grant & Regenerative Agriculture Grant

*Nonprofits and Elections 2024: Why and How You Should Engage (and Stay Nonpartisan)

Driving Inclusion with Accessibility: A Nonprofit Digital Transformation

Nonprofit Marketing Summit: The Unthinkable (Virtual)

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Ready, Set, Evaluate: Assess Your Organization's Readiness for Program Evaluation (Virtual, Partner Training)

Evaluations can be instrumental in demonstrating the effectiveness of your program, fulfilling funding requirements, and improving outcomes for your clients, or a waste of time and resources when organizations are ill-prepared to engage in the process or use the results.

Objectives:...

Date 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 11:00am
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of...

Date 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:00am
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

*Nonprofits and Elections 2024: Why and How You Should Engage (and Stay Nonpartisan)

This year has already proven to be a year to remember. Charitable nonprofit engagement in the upcoming elections is critical to shaping what will happen in the coming years, and you cannot afford to sit it out! Too many nonprofit leaders think candidates do not care or (worse) that nonprofits...

Date 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 2:00pm
Location 
1001 G Street NW
Suite 700 East
Washington D.C., DC 20001
Event Category 

*Introduction to Individual Giving

Historically, in the United States, individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving, far outpacing foundation or corporate giving.  According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019...

Date 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Introduction to Corporate Giving

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grant makers are different from traditional foundations in many ways.

This class provides a basic overview of:

The different types of corporate giving What motivates corporations to give How to find potential corporate...
Date 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Intro to the Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence (Virtual)

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) invites you to an overview presentation and workshop of the Guidelines & Principles Program for Nonprofit Excellence in Nebraska and Iowa. This session will go over common questions that arise from the Guidelines and Principles and give you the...

Date 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 9:00am
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

Attract More Funding with your New 2024 Seal of Transparency (Online)

Kick off a successful fundraising year by learning , learn how your 2024 Candid Seal of Transparency can help increase your nonprofit visibility. On this 45-minute session, we will go through the simple steps to earn a Seal, how to enable Apple Pay, and most importantly, how you can use your...

Date 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 12:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*How to Deal with the "No" and Deal with "No" (Virtual)

How do you handle rejection? Can you comfortably advocate for your needs? Assertiveness means expressing your point of view clearly and directly while still respecting others. Whether you'd like to ask for a raise, set a boundary with a co-worker, or build confidence with gift asks, this session...

Date 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 11:45am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Philanthropy in Central Iowa & Annual Development Planning

Community Foundation C3 Center – 1910 Ingersoll Ave

Session Facilitator: Nikki Syverson, Principal, Isaacson-Syverson Consulting

Looking to grow your fundraising program in 2024? Curious about donor’s perspectives on giving in Central Iowa? Join us to learn more about the data...

Date 
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 9:00am
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

*NAM BIPOC Lunch and Learn (In person)

NAM will be hosting a a variety of opportunities – virtual roundtables, coffee connections, happy hours, and lunch & learns. These opportunities are facilitated by Sarena Dacus. This networking group offers you the chance for BIPOC individuals who are connected to nonprofit work. There will...

Date 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 11:30am
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Proven Strategies for Connecting with Major Donors

Charities’ dependence on wealthy donors is growing as giving at lower levels ebbs. Women continue to influence big giving and now wealthy millennial and Gen Z households are making their mark. How are big-gift fundraisers successfully cultivating donors? Are economic pressures causing any shifts...

Date 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Introduction to Project Budgets (Webinar)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This free, 90-minute class will provide...

Date 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*Program Evaluation Basics (Virtual)

You know you do great work - you do it every day! But HOW do you know, and how do you prove it to others? Join us for an interactive workshop that will guide you as you create a basic plan to evaluate your programs. You'll walk away with templates and tools you can put to use right away....

Date 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 9:00am
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

Collaborating to Reduce Food Insecurity in Central Iowa

The Central Iowa Food Security Planning Committee invites you to learn more about how you can stand alongside us to reduce food insecurity in our community. During the event, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and United Way of Central Iowa will unveil a community-wide food...

Date 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 1:30pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

*Introduction to Measuring Your Impact (Webinar)

Your nonprofit does great work, but what is most important is the impact of that work. How do you demonstrate that your programs get results? An outcome-centric approach will lead to stronger program design and increased funding opportunities for your organization. In this introductory course...

Date 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Dance Marathon 30 Big Event

This year marks the 30 th anniversary of UI Dance Marathon . UIDM is the largest student-run organization on campus with nearly 3,000 students participating in this annual event. Since 1994, the group has raised...

Date 
Friday, February 2, 2024 - 5:00pm to Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Location 
153 Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, IA 52240
Event Category 

Volunteer Iowa Day at the Capitol

Hosted by Volunteer Iowa (Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) for our programs and partners each year, this event is designed to communicate the value of service and the public policy priorities of Volunteer Iowa to legislators and policy makers. Participants have the opportunity to talk with...

Date 
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 11:00am
Location 
1007 E. Grand Ave.
South Rotunda
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

*Storytelling for Impact (Online)

From the beginning of civilization, storytelling has had a unique influence upon culture, motivating action and bringing people together. Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us. This webinar will offer tips, techniques,...

Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Court
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Access Remaining COVID Relief Funds Before it is Too Late

Tens of billions of dollars are still available for charitable nonprofits, but only if state and local governments commit to spending those funds on nonprofits (as opposed to elsewhere) by the end of 2024. Otherwise, the federal government may claw back uncommitted funds. The networks of the...

Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 2:00pm
Location 
1001 G Street NW
Suite 700 East
Washington D.C., DC 20001
Event Category 

Key Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2024 (Online)

Nonprofits and foundations face a broad array of challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. Join Chronicle CEO Stacy Palmer for a live reporters' roundtable to explore the key trends you need to know about, including the fundraising outlook for 2024, the steps nonprofits are taking to solve...

Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 Twenty-third St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20037
Event Category 

*Introduction to Proposal Writing

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

The basic elements of a proposal The "do's"...
Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

Introduction to Foundation Directory

Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Come learn how to use Foundation Directory, the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 239,000+ grant maker profiles. In this free, 90-minute session, you will learn how to search for grant makers who have funded organizations...

Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

*HR Trends & Strategies for a Changing Landscape

If you think HR's only duties are onboarding and handling office conflicts, think again. In this in-person session, Lutz's Human Resource Shareholder, Stephanie Hand, and Client Relations Manager, Laurie Cradick, will explain how the role of the HR department has developed over time and provide...

Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 12:00pm
Location 
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

*Nonprofit Know-How: 2024 Grants at the Community Foundation

Linn County nonprofit professionals who are interested in learning more about grant programs at the Community Foundation are encouraged to attend this learning opportunity. At this session:

Meet the grants staff and our new Vice President of Community Impact Joe Heitz. Hear a brief overview...
Date 
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 9:00am
Location 
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Donor Connect: Better Together Fund Spotlight Series

Nonprofit partnerships can take many forms, but these collaborations aren’t just about mutual understanding; they’re key to transforming our community for the better. The Ballet Des Moines Campus for Arts and Education, Oakridge Neighborhood’s new Oakridge Studio, and Habitat for Humanity’s...

Date 
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 12:00pm
Location 
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309