IRDC Zoominar Shines Light on Iowa Nonprofits!

The November 2024 IRDC Zoominar featured a look inside the almost-one-year-old Iowa Nonprofit Alliance. INA Director Bethany Snyder shared background into the development of a statewide association of non-profits in Iowa – a structure that states like Illinois and Minnesota have had for decades.  More than 50 IRDC members –... Read More →

K-12 Tech Education Zoominar Available

Samantha Dahlby, Director of K-12 Education for NewBoCo presented at the October IRDC Zoominar. The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) has a mission to accelerate world-changing ideas, from Iowa. NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy. NewBoCo’s K–12... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar Features Discussion of Civility, Character

Robert D. and Billie Ray Center Executive Director Scott Raecker spent 60 minutes on September 28th discussing the Center, its mission and its work developing and supporting leaders of all ages.  Scott also highlighted the Ray Center’s work with businesses and communities, promoting strategies to enhance a culture that encourages... Read More →

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Focus of August Zoominar

Thanks to Diana Wright of the Greater Des Moines Partnership who presented August 25th on an initiative underway in the Ames-Des Moines Region.  That broad entrepreneurial ecosystem project that includes the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (REAP).  You can watch the Zoom recording of the presentation by clicking HERE Diana’s slide deck can... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar Dives into US Census Bureau Data

The June 2023 IRDC Zoominar featured a wealth of information on using the US Census Bureau’s treasure trove of data.  And the Zoominar is available here for viewing purposes! Passcode: 09%.50zn The presentation begins at about the 2:30 mark of the recording. Kira Payne O’Bradovich and Ana Arredondo of the... Read More →

IRDC Zoominar on Dyersville Water Project Available

The May IRDC Zoominar featuring a wonderful case study of the city of Dyersville and its approach to its rivers and streams is now available.  Judith Joyce of IRDC Member Impact7G presented and the recording can be found by following this link. Passcode: v=pGu5h. Judith’s slide deck can be... Read More →

March Zoominar on Age-Inclusive Management Strategies Available

The March IRDC Zoominar featuring UI Professor Brian Kaskie is available to view by clicking HERE The Passcode if you need it is FSU?83ru While Iowa’s economy is returning to good health, the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic certainly has made employee recruitment more difficult than ever. Meanwhile, the number... Read More →

Local Leaders Honored at Iowa Rural Summit

AMES, IA – The 7th Annual Iowa Rural Summit last week included a special recognition of seven rural leaders, ranging from a retired economics professor to a couple in the magazine publishing business. The Iowa Rural Summit brings together leaders from small towns across Iowa each year, and this year’s... Read More →