Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Truly, a Can’t Miss Event

Well, I hope you have already heard about the NonProfit Forum that will be put on by the Young Professionals Connection this coming Thursday at Jasper Winery. If you had, well that will make my efforts today that much easier. But, just because you may have – hopefully – heard about the event it doesn’t mean you really understand the value you can get by attending.  That is where I come in, well – hopefully I can do the event justice.

The NonProfit Forum is an event like no other in Des Moines. For starters, the event features over 40 fantastic Non-Profits in a forum where they can illustrate their value to our community to – ideally – many of the adoring guests. The event is essentially a round-table event where guests get to sip on some great wine from the Jasper folk while they peruse the tables that showcase many of Des Moines Non-Profit entities. Each table will provide a means for the Non-Profit to display material or fliers about their mission and a booth where they can speak about their mission to the wine sipping interested-guests.

Truly, the NonProfit Forum is the perfect opportunity to find out more about so many of the great organizations that often fly under the radar because of their inability to spend money marketing themselves. This is an event that you will kick yourself for missing because there is no other like it in the city of Des Moines. Don’t let this opportunity slip by, you should make it a point to stop in on Thursday if you have ever thought about volunteering, but just haven’t found the perfect organization.

Participating Organizations


Amanda the Panda American Diabetes Association
Animal Rescue League of Iowa Ballet Des Moines
Best Buddies of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
Blank Park Zoo Camp Hertko Hollow Inc
Central Iowa Shelter & Services Children and Family Urban Ministries
Children’s Cancer Connection Civic Music Association
Community! Youth Concepts Des Moines Art Center – Art Noir
Des Moines ” I Have a Dream” Foundation Des Moines Music Coalition
Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Des Moines Symphony
Drake University Easter Seals Iowa
Evelyn Davis Early Learning Academy Everybody Wins! Iowa
Family Directions of Iowa, Inc Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Hawthorn Hill – New Directions Shelter
HCI Care Services Iowa Public Television
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers Iowa Immigration Education Coalition
Iowa Pride Network Junior League of Des Moines
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa Meals from the Heartland
Metro Arts Alliance New Leaders Council – Des Moines Chapter
Passageway Peak 4 Poverty
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, Inc Salisbury House & Gardens
The Des Moines Social Club The Gateway Church
The Move Project The Science Center of Iowa
The World Food Prize US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Variety, The Children’s Charity VSA Iowa
Young Women’s Resource Center Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)