From Passion to Action: Turning Inspiration into Community Impact

April 12, 2023
Angie Jordan and Tasha Lard, both inspiring women of color, have achieved great success by turning their dreams into reality and are now on a mission to inspire others to do the same. They shared their personal stories of discovery, the obstacles they faced, and how they overcame them to achieve their goals. The event was moderated by Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague.








Virtual Coffee & Conversation with Eilanna Novitch

March 11, 2022
Journalism and Mass Communication major Elianna Novitch '20 talks about her first professional position following graduation and how her journalism degree, role at the Daily Iowan, and the nonprofit certificate prepared her for her first job. As the communications manager at Four Oaks, Elianna is responsible for coordinating and managing internal and external communications for the organization. This includes overseeing public relations and marketing efforts as well as assisting with crisis communication. She is also responsible for graphic design, social media management, email marketing, website management, and storytelling. Elianna provides advice to students about the job search process, suggestions for a healthy work-life balance, and why it's important to say yes to opportunities during their academic career.








DEI Guest Speaker Event: Authentic Leadership for an Inclusive Community

February 23, 2022
With a focus on the five layers of leadership that exist in any community or organization, and how to harness the power of all leaders, Akwi Nji inspired a re-imagining of our understanding of leadership, success, and failure during her presentation. Critical to building more empathetic, inclusive, and thriving communities is the power to not only unleash our own leadership potential but to recognize that potential and foster it in others.








Virtual Coffee & Conversation with AmeriCorps and Peace Corps

February 11, 2022
Learn how you can access the opportunity to serve through national service now, or in the future as Jana Daisy and Jessi Carver share from personal and professional experience. National service is an excellent way to build skills, gain experience for a career in nonprofit or social services, and impact the world through strengthening communities. 








Virtual Coffee & Conversation with Emily Collins

December 10, 2021
Emily Collins ’17 joined us on this episode of Virtual Coffee & Conversation to talk about her whirlwind journey since graduating from UI with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethics and Public Policy, and the Philanthropy Certificate just four and a half years ago. Emily shares her experience traveling to Dublin, Ireland to work for a nonprofit following graduation, and how new graduates can consider freelance as a way to start utilizing their skills right away. Currently, Emily is the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association and is also enrolled in the online Masters of Arts in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development at the University of Northern Iowa. Bonus Content: A Fundraising Family: Chris, Kevin, and Emily Collins Talk About Donor Engagement








Virtual Coffee & Conversation with Hannah Luce

November 12, 2021
Hannah was our special guest for the first AFPCC at Iowa Virtual Coffee & Conversation! Hannah graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2021 with a BA in Recreation, Tourism, and Nonprofit Leadership, Nonprofit Management. She also minored in International Affairs, Political Science, and Government. Hannah talked about her experience with nonprofit activities and leadership throughout college and how she launched her career as the new executive director of the Waterloo Schools Foundation.








DEI Guest Speaker Event: A Success Story about a US Nonprofit Serving the Indigenous Mayans of Guatemala

October 6, 2021
Fondly known as Paco, Juan Francisco Fernandez is the Executive Director of Casa Colibrí––a free medical, pediatric, surgical, dental, optometry, behavioral, and prenatal care clinic in the Northwest part of Guatemala. Paco talks about his experience building and sustaining Casa Colibríto ensure the Guatemalan community has the healthcare they need. 








College to Nonprofit Career Panel

April 21, 2021
Join nonprofit professionals in a variety of leadership positions as they discuss career paths and how interns and new graduates can set themselves apart when seeking positions in the nonprofit sector. The event features a Q&A period.








Alumni Career Panel

April 6, 2021
Join University of Iowa alumni working in diverse careers at nonprofits around the country as they discuss their journey since graduation, what it’s like to work in the nonprofit sector and advice for students who have a desire to launch a career that is meaningful and rewarding.








AFPCC at Iowa Kickoff Event 2021

March 4, 2021
Learn about the AFP Collegiate Chapter at Iowa and how you can make an impact, connect with nonprofit professionals, and get experience in your area of interest! Special guest speaker, Carson King will talk about fundraising over $3 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and his experience launching the Carson King Foundation. Plus you’ll learn how the Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate at the University of Iowa can help you start a career that is meaningful and impacts the causes you care about.