The University of Iowa

Register of Accountability

Purpose: The Iowa Register of Accountability is a resource that provides a voluntary listing of charitable nonprofits who want to publicly share their commitment to adopt principles and perform practices that help their organizations operate more efficiently, effectively, and ethically.

The Iowa Principles & Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence (P&P): The P&P was originally developed by the Iowa Governor’s Nonprofit Task Force in 2004. Now in its fourth edition, the P&P serves as a guide for new, emerging, and established organizations. At the heart of the P&P is that self-governance by well-informed and well-trained members of the nonprofit community remains the foundation for building and maintaining public trust.

There are three ways to be listed on the Register of Accountability:

  1. Adoption of Principles & Practices by board resolution
  2. Completion of Principles & Practices training
  3. Licensure by a state agency or accreditation by a national organization

For details, see About the Iowa Register of Accountability.

To request P&P training, go to Our Services and click on the Request services button.  

From this page you may perform these functions:

  • Submit information for a new listing on the Register
  • Update information in your organization's listing
  • Search for organizations by name or category


Submit information for a new listing on the Register

To submit information for an organization not currently listed on the Register, click on the Add your organization button in the left column. Fill in the information requested under the General Information tab and upload the necessary documentation under the Register of Accountability Information tab. Click Save.


Update information in your organization’s listing

Find your organization’s listing in the Register and click on the name. The information for your nonprofit as it exists in the Register will appear. Click the Submit an update button in the left column. An online form will open with the current information filled in. Enter the updated information. To submit new documentation, use the document upload feature. Click View changes then Save.


Search for organizations by name or by category

Enter the organization name in the appropriate field and click the Apply button.

Filter by category by clicking on one category or multiple categories by holding the Ctrl button, then Apply.


Disclaimer: An appearance on the Register simply identifies an organization’s voluntary commitment to our recommended principles and practices. Current and potential nonprofit employees, donors, partners, volunteers, and others should conduct their own due diligence when evaluating an organization on the Register.