University of Iowa

Iowa Principles and Practices

Training opportunities offered by the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center are intended to assist nonprofit organizations in implementing the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence (P&P).

The P&P sessions are designed to help nonprofit managers, staff, board members, volunteers, and others develop skills that will benefit their nonprofit organizations.

The training sessions are scheduled periodically throughout Iowa. Watch our Web site for dates and locations.

Completion of a P&P training session is one of three ways by which a nonprofit organization may be listed on the Iowa Register of Accountability. For information on how to list your organization, see About the Iowa Register of Accountability.


The Origin of the Principles and Practices

The Iowa Principles and Practices are based on the Minnesota Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Excellence sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. They were developed along with the Register of Accountability at the recommendation of the Governor’s Task Force on the Role of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations in Iowa in 2005.

Download the 2016 edition of the Iowa Principles and Practices.

Iowa Nonprofit Summit

The Iowa Nonprofit Summit is October 29-30, 2019.
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