The Community Foundation for Western Iowa ( is delighted to announce that D.A. Davidson is generously sponsoring its 2023 “Make It Happen” training program designed to support nonprofit partners by increasing their ability to put a comprehensive plan in place that focuses on the benefits of a strong, endowed funding stream. “Make It Happen” will not only ensure the organization’s long-term viability and strength, but will also effectively create a widespread culture of philanthropy throughout the Community Foundation’s western Iowa service area.

The Community Foundation created the “Make It Happen” program after witnessing an increase in requests for consultation in the areas of nonprofit agency endowments and fundraising. The partnership with D.A. Davidson will enable the Community Foundation to deliver this comprehensive, full-service fund development learning program to western Iowa nonprofit and community partners in a cohort format, spanning an 18-month period starting in January at no cost to the selected participants. “Make It Happen” will assist nonprofit partners in establishing solid fundraising tactics, building long-term relationships, and growing their sustainability. Organizations will be selected through an application process.

More information on the program and the Community Foundation for Western Iowa is on

Pictured L-R: Tony Tauke, Community Foundation for Western Iowa Board of Directors Chair; Donna Dostal, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa; and Larry Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of D.A. Davidson Companies.