The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center

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The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center is in the process of moving to a new website which will combine INRC resources with the Iowa Grants Guide.

The INRC strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities. We appreciate your patience as we retool our information and resources. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.


Nonprofit News

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern Iowa is accepting nominations of individuals, foundations and corporations who best represent the spirit of philanthropy in their communities. The recipients will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day celebration luncheon on November 20 at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. A panel of previous honorees will select one recipient for each of the seven categories from among Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties, the area of focus for AFP Eastern Iowa. Nominations are due August 8. For more information, visit

The Iowa Department of Revenue will offer a free webinar entitled Transactions Involving Nonprofit Governmental Entities on August 27 from noon to 1 p.m. More...

The Internal Revenue Service has introduced the 1023-EZ, a short form small organizations may use to file for tax-exempt status, but the form has its critics. Read more…

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Johnson County and Linn County, is once again offering the Nonprofit Management Academy. The one-day courses meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on selected Thursdays through November. Co-sponsors of the Academy are the Larned A Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center and United Way of Johnson County. More…

The Nonprofit Network of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has launched a new series of programs called Nonprofit Know-How. Geared for new nonprofit leaders and leaders of new nonprofits, the free programs are offered on the second Thursday of each month. For information telephone Katie Giorgio at 319-366-2862 or send email to

Recent Reports

Independent Sector's estimate of the value of volunteer time for 2013 is $22.55 per hour. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 64.5 million Americans gave 7.9 billion hours of volunteer service worth $175 billion last year. According to the state-by-state breakdown, Iowa's value of volunteer time is $20.93. More.

The Cornerstone of Community: Iowa Nonprofits, compiled in early 2013 by the INRC and the Iowa Nonprofit Collaborative for the Governor's Nonprofit Project, highlights the contributions of the state's nonprofits to our quality of life.

The Iowa Property Tax Exemption Report 2012, prepared by the Governor's Nonprofit Project.

The Iowa Nonprofit Employee Benefits Survey 2012 and questions with a breakdown of responses. The Employee Benefits Committe of the Governor's Nonprofit Project conducted the survey during the summer of 2012.