New Resource and Support for Iowa’s Nonprofits Launches Statewide

DES MOINES — The newly formed Iowa Nonprofit Alliance is launching and opening its member portal to all Iowa nonprofit organizations on Thursday, December 8.

The launch is starting with a Press Conference.

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10-11 am
Mainframe Studios
Small conference room
900 Keosauqua, Des Moines, IA

Speakers include:

  • Matt Unger, INA Board Member

  • Siobhan Spain, Mainframe Studios ED

  • Suzanne Heckenlaible, Foundation executive director and vice president of public affairs at Delta Dental

  • Adam Lounsbury, Volunteer Iowa

  • Ras Smith, INA Board member

  • Paul Thelen, INA Board member


Iowa is one of a handful of states that does not currently have a statewide nonprofit association. In 2019, a small group of nonprofit leaders determined the feasibility of establishing one. An assessment of over 200 Iowa nonprofits reflected that there was a significant need statewide support. A board was formed, and an application was submitted to gain nonprofit status. After several years of research, hard work, and preparation the INA is now ready to start accepting memberships. The Iowa Nonprofit Alliance is dedicated to supporting Iowa’s 23,000 nonprofit organizations through education, advocacy, and networking. As a member of INA, members will get access to a slate of services and benefits.

Seed funding for the Iowa Nonprofit Alliance is provided by Alliant Energy, Delta Dental Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

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