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The LAWINRC strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities.


The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is scheduled for October 29-30, 2019 in Altoona, and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) is seeking a keynote presenter. The presenter should also be prepared to present one to three workshops during the summit as well. The focus of all presentations should be based on excellence in nonprofit and volunteer management. Proposals may be mailed or emailed to ICVS. The deadline is February 8, 2019. Details.

Read the most recent LAWINRC newsletter--an expanded issue with informative articles and news of coming changes.

Nonprofit News

Grant Writing USA will present a two-day workshop in Davenport on February 19 and 20. Registrants receive the two days of instruction, workbook, and access to the Alumni Forum which includes tools, discussions, and sample grant proposals. Online reservations are necessary as seating is limited. Details are available on the Grant Writing USA website.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Information on the timeline is also available on the CNCS website. 

Reports and Studies

The Corporation for National and Community Service released its Volunteering and Civic Life in America report which analyzes data on demographics and volunteering. The report shows that 41.53 percent of Iowans are involved in volunteering. This is the highest percentage since the report was first conducted in 2005. Iowans primarily devote volunteer time to food collection and distribution, fundraising for nonprofits, providing transportation, and mentoring youth. Read more on the Volunteer Iowa website.

Independent Sector reports that the value of volunteer time continues to rise. The estimated value of volunteer time for 2017 is $24.69, an increase of 2.3 percent from 2016, according to the latest study. See details and a link to download a pdf of the full dataset.