The International Association of Business Communicators and United Way of Central Iowa will host Sept. 25 event for nonprofit leaders and development staff. A panel of experts will discuss tricks for making a funding request stand out for your nonprofit. The panel will be facilitated by Don Honnold, marketing officer at United Way, and will include Matt McGarvey, director of the Wellmark Foundation, Laura Sauser, president of the Iowa Council of Foundations, Ramona Gaukel, grants manager for United Way and Michelle Gowdy, director of the Pioneer Foundation. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at United Way Conference Center, 1111 Ninth St. Register here.