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August 17, 2016

In This Issue...

  1. Message from the ED
  2. Conference
  3. Member Highlight
  4. Business Affiliate Highlight
  5. Member Benefit
  6. Upcoming Trainings
  7. Community Health
  8. Free Handbooks
  9. Grant Opportunity
  10. Job Board

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Starting a nonprofit just got easier… 

Starting a nonprofit can be very rewarding, but also overwhelming and exhausting. The Idaho Nonprofit Center’s website is a wealth of knowledge for new and fledgling nonprofit organizations.

Check out our new
"Starting a Nonprofit in Idaho Checklist."

Check that off your list!! 

Starting a Nonprofit Checklist

Welcome New Members:

A Better Way Memorial Fund
Autism Society Treasure Valley
Boise WaterShed Exhibits
Bonneville School District 93 Education Foundation
Cancer Cooperative
Community Action Partnership
Elderly Opportunity Agency
Friends of Camas NWR
Friends of the Meridian Library
Grangeville Community Foundation
Greater Lava Hot Springs Prosperity
Idaho Crime Prevention Association
Idaho Drug Free Youth
Idaho Falls Symphony
Idaho PTA
Idaho Public Health Association
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Idaho Veterans Research & Education
Innovative Therapeutic Riding Program
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Portneuf Greenway Foundation
Priest River Ministries Advocate
Victory Home Restoration Center
WineGlass Arts Development
Renewing Members:

Camp River Run
Life's Kitchen
St. Luke's Health System
The Salvation Army

Event Calendar

Do you have an upcoming event and want to post it on the Idaho Nonprofit Center Calendar?

Visit our website to view the calendar and add your event.

Time to Register!

Conference 2016: Developing the Future

"We are excited to present at the Idaho Nonprofit Center Statewide Conference. Participants will return to their offices charged with relevant tasks to significantly improve the quality of their development work."

- Rob Kusel, Managing Director of Consulting Services, Cogeo

Visit us at for more information! 

Message from the Executive Director

Amy Little

You asked, we delivered!

In June we surveyed both current and former members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. The intention was to gain a better understanding of your needs as a member and how we, as the Idaho Nonprofit Center, can deliver the membership value you deserve and learn how we can best serve you as your state nonprofit association.

Over the next few months we will have more of these “you asked, we delivered” articles, which will highlight all the ways that we read your feedback and truly listened to what you said in that survey. We absolutely value your input and want to be sure that we support you in the ways you need us the most.

One particular section of the survey was used to guide our decisions about our Idaho Nonprofit Center Statewide Conference this year. Read More.

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Amy Little
Executive Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center

Speaking of the 13th Annual Idaho Nonprofit Center Statewide Conference and Nonprofit Excellence Awards…


Join us for this fun-filled, engaging and instructional event on September 22nd and 23rd!  Early bird rates are available through August 31st! Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the amazing nonprofit organizations in our state at the Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards!

Six deserving organizations will be recognized for their collaboration, community involvement and engagement on Thursday, September 22nd. Tickets are just $10 (members) and $20 (non-members) for a fun-filled happy hour celebration. Learn more and register now to attend!  

Our nomination deadline just got extended thanks to an extra week to order our awards!  Click here to nominate your favorite nonprofit until midnight August 21, 2016!

Member Highlight: The Village at Orchard Ridge

Orchard Ridge logo

At Orchard Ridge, offering a place to call home is our privilege and our purpose. Whether it’s affordable independent housing, assisted living or memory care, seniors have been receiving our services in Coeur d’Alene for over 95 years. Sponsored by 19 local churches, residents who have exhausted their life-savings rely upon our charitable care mission. With over 50% of our Memory Care residents on Medicaid, our nonprofit helps to “fill the gap” between what Medicaid pays and the actual cost of their care so that those residents who need it most can live their final years receiving our quality, award-winning care. For more information, visit

Coffee Drinking at Orchard Ridge

A resident of The Village at Orchard Ridge enjoys his morning cup of coffee.

Business Affiliate Highlight: Cogeo Cogeo

An Introduction to the Custom Approach to Development

Over the past 20 years, our consultants have worked with the most eclectic array of clients - mission, budget size, location, demographics and culture. The common thread for successful development among 100 of these clients is evaluating the client's position on the organization’s trajectory, and then organizing and prioritizing best business development practices for the organization. This formula, no matter the varying characteristics of an agency, optimizes ability to meet unique needs and challenges.

In short, at Cogeo, we pride ourselves in meeting the client where they need to be met, given the necessary tasks at hand.

How does our consulting accomplish this, and when is it relevant? Read more.

Member Benefit Jitasa

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Popular on the Twittersphere **When Idaho Nonprofit Center members sign up with Jitasa, they’ll receive one month free of Jitasa services! Please contact the Idaho Nonprofit Center for more info. 

Upcoming Trainings Nonprofit Resource Thursdays

When: August 18th, 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor, Boise Public Library: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

Learn impactful strategies to maintain long-term volunteers with maximum impact with “A Guide to Utilizing Long Term Volunteers”- Renee Bade, Program Manager, and Heather Luff, Grants/Contracts Officer, both of Serve Idaho.

Join us Thursday, August 18th for roundtable discussion with a network of experts from 4 - 4:30 p.m. followed by a captivating feature presentation from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Learn more about GrantStation and the library resources for the last 30 minutes.

Interested in becoming a Community Health Worker?

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW), through the Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP), is implementing a Community Health Worker (CHW) training program in collaboration with Idaho State University. The training is delivered live online Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 PM MST for 16 weeks beginning August 23. There is no cost to participate in the training for students accepted into the program. The application and registration period is open and space is available! Click here for more information.

Free Employee or Volunteer Handbooks

Gundy Kaupins, professor of management at Boise State University and board member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, offers free original/updated employee or volunteer handbooks to all nonprofit organizations in Idaho. Through his human resource management classes, he has written and updated 550 handbooks in the last 30 years. Just one or two formal meetings are necessary and can take place in person or via phone. Both students and client follow a comprehensive outline of a handbook developed over the three decades. See below for times and details. 

  • Option 1: Call/attend HR class Monday, Oct. 3rd and Monday, Nov. 28th at Noon. Handbook would be completed in mid-December
  • Option 2: Call/attend HR class Wednesday, Oct. 5th and Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 6 p.m. Handbook would be completed by mid-December
  • Option 3: Video interview (in-person only) early to mid- August. Handbook would be completed by mid-October.
Twenty openings available for options 1 and 2. Only 2-3 openings available for option 3, as this involves a videographer. If you are interested, contact Gundy at 208-860-3097 or [email protected].

Grant Opportunity: Cliff Bar Family Foundation Cliff Bar Foundation logo

These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Small grants average approximately $7,000 each. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the next deadline October 1st. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle. Visit for more information.
Priority is given to applicants that address a holistic perspective:

  • Build stronger communities
  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity
  • Reduce environmental health hazards
  • Create a robust, healthy food system

Job Board

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  • Campaign Coordinator, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
  • Office Manager/Air Traffic Controller, One Stone
  • Development Associate/Grant Writer, The Cabin
  • Data Strategy Manager, Treasure Valley Education Partnership/United Way
  • President, Junior Achievement of Idaho
  • Database Coordinator, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
  • Office Manager, Learning Lab
  • Shop Operations Manager, Boise Bicycle Project
  • Business & Office Coordinator, Wyakin Foundation
  • Executive Director, West Valley Humane Society
  • Executive Director, Life's Kitchen, Inc.
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships, Advocates for the West

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