Month of Service

2020 Iowa CPAs Month of Service

Month of ServiceUnite with CPAs, co-workers and accounting students for the 6th annual Iowa CPAs Month of Service to make a positive impact in your local community this September. Learn more about this event and how it started.

Use the 2020 Month of Service hashtag on social media: #IowaCPAserve2020

Who can participate

ISCPA members, co-workers and student members are encouraged to participate individually or as a team. Volunteer for a community or charitable cause of your choice for a day or a few hours — any activity that benefits your community counts!

Sign up to participate

Individuals: Register hereTeams: Use the team registration form and refer to these steps for organizing a team. Registration is open through Sept. 15, however Aug. 10 is the deadline for registrations receiving volunteer t-shirts.

Sign up to sponsor!

IMPORTANT! Report your volunteer activity by Oct. 2

Once your volunteer activity is done, complete the Month of Service report to help us tabulate and share results from this year's event. We also use this information to select Month of Service Award recipients.
INDIVIDUAL reporting here. TEAM reporting (team leader enters) here.

Volunteer ideas

Looking for ideas on how you or your team can participate? Host a charity drive at your business or visit VolunteerMatch to find something in your part of the state. Looking for virtual options? Here are some websites with virtual ideas and options:

  • Points of Light
  • Idealist
  • VolunteerMatch
  • Eldercare - this site offers locations in your area for you to contact about volunteer options (maybe just phone calls or letters to elderly living alone).
  • MENTOR and iCouldBe.org have partnered to create a Virtual Mentoring Portal. This online tool is one way to connect with young people while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Go to mentoring.org and enter “virtual” in the search box.

Help support ISCPA's 2020 Month of Service project theme of food insecurity. With many in communities across the state struggling due to unemployment or other financial hardships, we encourage individuals and teams looking for service project ideas to reach out to local food banks or hunger programs in your area.

Here are some great resources for volunteer opportunities:

September is also Hunger Action Month and you can support the Iowa Food Bank Association, which serves children, adults and seniors in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Simply locate the food bank in your part of the state and find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you or your team. Questions? Contact your local food bank.

Looking for ideas to volunteer outdoors? Here are some organizations that offer opportunities or links. Anything from helping harvest food (see links above) to restoring benches, planting trees or improving prairies at state parks:

Mobile Blood Drive - LEAP Committee
Sept 16
8:30-11:30 a.m. | Appointments required
ISCPA parking lot - LifeServe Bloodmobile
1415 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Follow these steps to participate 

  1. Plan your activity. Use the resources listed under "volunteer ideas" above or contact a charity or organization in your local community to find out how you can help in September. 
  2. Register by Aug. 10 to get your free volunteer t-shirt. Free for ISCPA members. Nonmembers may purchase for $20 including sales tax. Registrations after Aug. 10 will not receive t-shirts. Event registration will remain open through Sept. 15.
  3. Send us pictures and videos of your volunteer activities. Email them to iacpa@iacpa.org to be included in our event recap.
  4. Share on social media. Wear your volunteer t-shirts and post your pics on your personal or company social media using #IowaCPAserve2020. Don't forget to include @iowacpas in your tweet or tag the ISCPA Facebook page in your posts.
  5. Report your service by Oct. 2! Once your volunteer activity is complete, please complete the Month of Service report to help us tabulate results.
    INDIVIDUAL reporting here. TEAM reporting (team leader enters) here

Sponsor the event

For only $500 you or your business can be a champion level sponsor with your name or logo on the event t-shirts and other benefits. Two other sponsorship levels are available. Month of Service sponsorship deadline is Aug. 3.

2020 Month of Service awards

Community impact - Recognizes an individual and a team for outstanding dedication to community by positively impacting the lives of a specific population segment or group in need.

Community spirit - Recognizes an individual and a team for exemplary dedication across their community through commitment of time and resources.

The 2020 awards will be presented at the May 7, 2021, ISCPA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting. See who received the 2019 Iowa CPA Month of Service Awards.

2019 event information

Check out the community impact from last year's event and see some of the Month of Service volunteers in action in the event photo album on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iowacpas.

Questions?

Contact Kim Ripley at kripley@iacpa.org or Lindsey Haley at lhaley@iacpa.org or call 800-659-6375.

2019 event sponsors  

Champion sponsors

 
BerganKDV EideBailly Farm Bureau Financial Services
Hamilton Associates, P.C. Iowa Catholic Radio KPMG
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith Nyemaster Goode PC RSM
  Williams & Company P.C.  

Partner sponsors

Global Atlantic Financial Group Hunzelman Putzier & Co., PLC Jacobsen & Company LLP

Supporting sponsors

 BKD LLP Brooks Lodden PC Carney Alexander Marold & Co LLP City State Bank