The University of Iowa

Register of Accountability

The Iowa Register of Accountability is a voluntary listing of charitable nonprofits who want to publicly share their commitment to practices and training that help their organizations operate more efficiently, effectively, and ethically.

The Register grew out of The Iowa Principles & Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence (P&P) which was 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. The basic precept 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. P&P training is one of a number of training opportunities that can lead to inclusion on the Register.

There are two requirements to be listed on the Register of Accountability:

  1. Adoption of most recent Principles & Practices by board resolution and
  2. Completion of 6 hours of documented nonprofit training per year

Licensure by a state agency or accreditation by a national organization can be included in an organization's documentation but is not required for listing in the Register.

See About the Iowa Register of Accountability for further details.
To inquire about training for your nonprofit organization, fill out our Request Services form.
To report some or all of the 6 training hours required per year, complete the form Report Register of Accountability Training


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.