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We consider events such as fundraisers; grant deadlines; workshops, webinars, and professional development opportunities related to nonprofits and nonprofit work; conferences; and similar activities. All submissions will be reviewed by LAWINRC staff before posting.

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

Events

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

Tune in online to hear celebrated author Paul Hendrickson discuss his latest biography, entitled "Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright." A creative-writing teacher at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 20 years and a features writer for the Washington Post for...

Date 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Change is inevitable, necessary, and challenging. This two-day conference on December 8 and 10 will examine the events and challenges of 2020. The 25 breakout sessions will cover DEI, Evaluation/Programming, Finance/Operations/Legal, Fundraising among many other topics that are important to...

Date 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 8:30am
Location 
2314 University Ave. West
Ste. 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
Event Category 

Persistence through (R)Evolution (virtual conference)

Change is inevitable, necessary, and challenging. This two-day conference on December 8 and 10 will examine the events and challenges of 2020. The 25 breakout sessions will cover DEI, Evaluation/Programming, Finance/Operations/Legal, Fundraising among many other topics that are important to...

Date 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 8:30am
Location 
2314 University Ave. West
Ste. 20
St. Paul, MN 55114

Iowa: History 101: Winter Holidays (Online)

To celebrate the holidays that take place during the cold Iowa winters, State Curator Leo Landis will explore the history of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa in Iowa.

Date 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Winter Break: History Mystery (Online)

Leave the winter blues behind and join the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s Goldie’s Kids Club for its winter break program and digital activities. Register to join museum staff on Zoom for a virtual version of the History Mystery program during winter break. The new virtual format brings the...

Date 
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

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

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

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

Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline

Poetry Out Loud (POL) in Iowa is an arts education program that encourages 9th-12th grade students to study great poetry and compete in a recitation competition at local, state, and national levels. Students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary...

Date 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 8:00am
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Iowa's Rural Heritage Revitalization Grant - Dealine

Iowa’s Rural Heritage Revitalization Grants support physical preservation projects, including architectural and engineering services. The grants are designed to help fund the rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties in Iowa’s rural communities and are selected through a competitive...

Date 
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 11:45pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Sustaining Racial Healing Where You Live (Zoom)

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

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

Events Calendar

Proposals for 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Summit

ArtUp: Ten Step Budgeting Process for Nonprofit Organizations

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

Managing the Message – Panel Discussion with Communications Experts

Grant Preparation & Management Training

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Online Grant Application Lunch and Learn

Painting a Picture of Financial Health

Grant Management Training

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Algona

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Perry

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Corning

State Arts & Culture Grants Information Session in Le Mars

State Arts & Culture Grants Deadline

Doc Dash 5K Run and Walk

Spring Cleaning Along the Iowa River

Run Like a Mother 5K Race

Opening Doors Gala: A Black Tie A-Fair

Guide Certification & Tourism Workshop

Governor's Volunteer Awards

Unicorns Unite: Building Epic Partnerships for a Better Iowa

A Fairytale for Fundraising: Storytelling Strategies to Inspire Donations

Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit: Connecting Through Standards

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

Fundraising Operations

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

Family Day at Belgum Grove

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

OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nonprofit Know-How: Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

Nonprofit Party at the Museum

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

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

Nonprofit Management Academy: Tools to Enhance Work Life Satisfaction

Nonprofit Board Engagement

Growing an Endowment for Your Nonprofit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Membership Meeting

Nonprofit Overtime Webinar

National Philanthropy Day Award Luncheon & Penelope Burk Education Session

National Philanthropy Day Recognition Luncheon

Getting Meetings with Donors

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Stitches for Hope Quilt Sale

Student Involvement Fair

How to Succeed in Social Media in 2020 and Beyond

On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Nice People Working with Nice People-Company Culture

Family Night at the Museum: Hollywood Rides the Rails

IMPACT Grant Lunch and Learn

Canceled - 41st Annual RiverRun 5K

Women in Public Management and Policy

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change

Exploring Creative Careers

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

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online

Raise the Bar: Improve Performance through Feedback and Coaching

Lean Concepts and Tools for Service-Oriented Organizations

Federal COVID-19 Legislation Webinar

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

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

Transitioning to a Remote Workforce During COVID-19

Working With Your Board During the Pandemic

Webinar: Financial Leadership: Making Good Decisions in Unprecedented Times

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

Webinar: Place-based Grantmakers and Investing in Local Communities

Webinar: How Philanthropy Can Stand Up for Vulnerable Populations

Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults

Managing a Global Response

How Funders Can Support Bereavement and Grief

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

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

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

Webinar: Leveraging Digital Platforms During a Crisis

Webinar: Psychological Wellness in the Workplace

Making Lemonade in Challenging Times

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

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part One

The DNA of a Dynamic Nonprofit Board, Part Two

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

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

How to Craft a Legacy Giving Case Statement

Iowa Arts Summit - Virtual Conference

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

Seeking Forgiveness for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan (Webinar)

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

Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

Make it OK & Back to School

Make it Okay: To Be Human in a Pandemic

Get Your Donors Ready to Give Before Your Big Day

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace

Remaking the Economy: Housing Justice Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce

DonorConnect: Justice for All

Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofits

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

Cultivate Midlevel Donors

Virtual Youth Volunteer Fair

Youth Volunteerism Focus Group

Service Enterprise Initiative informational webinar

Imagine: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

Connect: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

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

Sustaining Racial Healing Where You Live (Zoom)

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

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)

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Financial Commons Launch (Online)

This is the launch of a new project designed to provide on-demand financial information to nonprofits of all types and sizes.

The Financial Commons is a collaboration between three longtime informal partners – Nonprofit Quarterly, Propel Nonprofits, and FMA, each with decades of...

Date 
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 2:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

How They Did It: Virtual Events Donors Love

As social-distancing persists and donors grow tired of spending time online, how can your nonprofit create digital gatherings that attract supporters, keep them engaged, and meet fundraising goals? This webinar will offer advice and proven tactics from nonprofits that are running successful...

Date 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
1255 23rd Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20037
Event Category 

Connect: Racial Healing in the CFGD Region (Zoom)

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

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

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

Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative

Tune in online to learn about the history and evolving traditions of Meskwaki food culture. Shelley Buffalo from the Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative will discuss the group’s work to promote local and indigenous foods and medicines to promote the health and wellbeing of the Meskwaki...

Date 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Implementing Shared Leadership: Practical Lessons from the Field

Increasingly nonprofit organizations are experimenting with alternative leadership structures. Values of equity and power-sharing may drive them to this experimentation, as may recognizing that the executive director job as traditionally crafted is unsustainable or unattractive to younger and...

Date 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

Exploring Key Data and Findings from the 2019 Columbus Survey

The annual Columbus Survey of community foundations is referred to by many as the “census of the community foundation field,” started by the Columbus Foundation in 1988 and administered by CF Insights since 2008. The Columbus Survey collects self-reported data from across the field to uncover...

Date 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10021
Event Category 

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

Mental health providers are experiencing the same stress as others during these unprecedented times. How can we protect ourselves and each other from the traumatic responses we are having? There are things we can do to survive and thrive.

Presenter: Rochelle Honey-Arcement, LMSW

...

Date 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
324 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

Philanthropy Day Celebration

The celebration this year will be offered virtually. Registrants will receive a link the morning of the event. The 2020 awardees are:

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser– Joyce Chapman, Des Moines, IA Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy - Large Business – Wells Fargo, Des Moines, IA Outstanding...
Date 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
Location 
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Category 

Overcoming COVID-19 Through Sustainable Collaborations

Special guests: Jessica L. Cavagnero, Partner, SeaChange Capital Partners; Scott Cotenoff, Partner, La Piana Consulting; and Torrie A. Taj, CEO, Child Crisis Arizona Price: Free

With the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn, the amount of organizations considering mergers has...

Date 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Event Category 

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

NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the state of economic democracy in the wake of the 2020 elections with an eye to mid- and longer-term possibilities. Three leading activists to start the conversation. The panelists are:

Dr. Gar Alperovitz, historian,...

Date 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Event Category 

Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands

The summit is being offered virtually this year. All sessions will be recorded and available to NAM members on NAM's Learning Management System.

Keynote speaker is Leslie Crutchfield, author and Executive Director, Georgetown Business for Impact at Georgetown University's McDonough...

Date 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location 
1111 North 13th St.
Suite 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Category 

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

Nonprofit professionals are not immune to financial challenges caused by the occurrence of a pandemic and derecho in the same year. Our presenter is Kelzye Bedwell, Director Financial Stability at Horizons. Horizons Financial Coaching focuses on a holistic approach to financial well-being. The...

Date 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
324 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Event Category 

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

AFP-certified Master Trainer and Advance Certified Fundraising Executive Amy Eisenstein is the trainer at this virtual event. Her presentation is entitled Raising Funds and Rising Up: How to Raise Major Gifts Virtually and In-Person. She will facilitate this split day virtual training that...

Date 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 8:30am
Location 
P.O. Box 1414
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Event Category 

Drive Donor Decisions This #Giving Tuesday with Your Nonprofit Profile

Join Candid and GivingTuesday’s Chief Communications Officer, Caryn Stein, to learn simple and easy ways to maximize the fundraising potential of your nonprofit profile in preparation for #GivingTuesday.

By updating your profile before Tuesday, November 17 you can ensure giving platforms...

Date 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location 
32 Old Slip
New York, NC 10005
Event Category 

Media Masters Webinar Series: Producing Like a Pro

Presenter: Nicolaas Bertelsen, Founder/Producer, CinemaWerks

The producer is one of the most important and misunderstood positions of any film or media production. In his session, we’ll dive into the creative, financial and physical logistics of producing a feature film. Nick will...

Date 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault (Zoom)

Register to join museum staff on Zoom for a virtual version of the popular "History Mystery" program. The new digital format brings the museum and our thousands of pieces of Iowa history to your own living room. This digital program allows participants to examine artifacts and historic images to...

Date 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Location 
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Event Category 

Quick Tips for #GivingTuesday

We are in the one-month countdown to #GivingTuesday! Join us for a session to teach you how to maximize the time you have left and lay the foundation for a successful day of giving.

We’ll explore the important role your website plays, powerful tactics you still have time to implement and...

Date 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

Online Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence...

Date 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512
Event Category 

The 2020 Year-End Fundraising Playbook by NextAfter

Most fundraisers have already locked in their year-end direct mail appeals to hit print deadlines and mail delivery dates. But the beauty of online fundraising is that there is always time to optimize. In this data-driven webinar on online year-end fundraising, you’re going to discover specific...

Date 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location 
1201 Infinity Ct.
Lincoln, NE 68512