The University of Iowa

P&P Training: New and Emerging Nonprofits

Note: The information presented in this webinar is the same as that given in the July 18 session.

Are you starting a nonprofit? Should you? If so, how? This webinar will pose a few of the important questions you should answer before taking the big step of forming a nonprofit organization, as well as key steps to consider if you decide to do so. Completion of this session counts towards qualifying to be listed in the Register of Accountability. This is an introductory webinar for those who are considering starting, have recently started, or are hoping to grow a nonprofit organization in Iowa. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be better positioned to answer several key questions:   

  • What does the nonprofit sector in Iowa look like?
  • Should I start a new organization?
  • What are the state and federal rules it must follow?
  • Who are the professionals and networks that serve the sector?
  • What helps make new organizations successful?

This session will be led by LAWINRC director Paul Thelen. Learn more about Paul.

Day/Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: There is no charge for the webinar, but please register to reserve your space. 

Deadline: Register by 3 p.m. Friday, August 14 to allow us time to email the webinar link.

*This session qualifies 1.5 hours towards the 6 hours of training required for your organization to appear on the Register of Accountability.


What other workshop attendees have said:

“This was my 10th session and it was by far the best session I attended. It was informative, gave tangible information, and was engaging.”

Attendee, ISU Extension Nonprofit Management Academy

“I thought Paul was an excellent speaker, and he really opened my eyes on how and why nonprofits are so amazing.”

Attendee, Ottumwa Leadership Academy

“Excellent presentation. I have (and currently serve) on many boards, and I learned a lot!”

Attendee, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa



The link to the webinar will be sent to registrants the week of the workshop.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center in advance at 319-335-9765 or 866-500-8980.