June 3, 2021

Rebecca Gernes
Volunteer Iowa
515.348.6226 / 800.308.5987

Nominations Open for 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Awards

Deadline: July 2, 2021
The purpose of the Iowa Nonprofit Awards is to recognize the exceptional practices, achievements, and impact of nonprofit organizations and professionals, philanthropic organizations, national service and volunteer programs, and local collaborations for their efforts to address community challenges.

Nonprofit leaders, volunteer management professionals, and members of the public are invited to nominate the professional staff and volunteers who serve Iowans in countless ways. Award winners will be recognized during the Iowa Nonprofit Summit to be held virtually October 5-7, 2021.

Nominations are accepted in seven categories:

  • Nonprofit Spotlight Award
  • Nonprofit Board Leadership Award
  • Nonprofit Staff Leadership Award
  • Philanthropic Impact Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer or National Service Program Award
  • Outstanding Volunteer or National Service Manager Award
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Collaboration Award

Additional details and a link to nomination materials are available at; submissions will be accepted through midnight on July 2, 2021.


About the Iowa Nonprofit Summit
The biennial Iowa Nonprofit Summit provides high-quality and relevant training for nonprofit leaders who are focused on successfully operating a nonprofit program: capacity building, excellence in
nonprofit and volunteer management, leadership development, financial and board management, and many other topics. This conference is coordinated through a collaboration that includes: Volunteer Iowa; Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center; United Ways of Iowa; Volunteer Centers of Iowa; Iowa Council of Foundations; Iowa Mentoring Partnership; Iowa Association of RSVP Directors; and the Iowa Association of Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion Programs. More information:; #IAnpsummit;

About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their
missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at