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December 17, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. New Volunteer Website
  3. State of the Sector
  4. Your Events
  5. Training
  6. New and Renewing Members
  7. Grant Opportunities
  8. Job Board

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Importance of Board Training and Evaluations

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

The hot, hot topic driving technical assistance calls this month at the Idaho Nonprofit Center is CEO/Executive evaluation and compensation. It is great to see nonprofit boards conducting annual evaluations of their chief executive officers - and seeking data to support compensation decisions. One of the key principles in good nonprofit governance is the board’s accountability to hire, oversee, and annually evaluate the perofrmance of their CEO.

This is also a great time for the nonprofit executives to work with their board chairperson to outline and implement a plan for board training in 2016. Board training may include effective and ethical governance, legal compliance, conflict of interest, and public disclosure. It can also include a process where the board members evaluate their own performance as a group, too. A board evaluation process can identify strengths, gaps, and support a training plan that enhances the boards ability to support the organization and it’s strategies. Many boards may ask their executive or governance committee to lead the evaluation process, or develop an ad hoc committee. There are a number of ways to a board assessment can be done to best meet it’s needs.

Strong and highly trained board members are great ally’s in the community for nonprofit organizations and for the entire sector.

Happy Holidays,

Janice

New Idaho Statewide Volunteer Website

By Robynn Brown, Director of Fund Development United Way of Treasure Valley

Idaho ranks #2 in Volunteering

Idaho has been ranked as #2 in the nation in 2015 for volunteerism according the Serve Idaho, and United Way wants to help continue that trend. United Way of Treasure Valley will launch volunteerunited.org, a new website that will allow nonprofits across all of Idaho to:

  • Post and share volunteer opportunities and special events
  • Reach new volunteers
  • Engage current donors and supporters

VolunteerUnited.org will launch in January 2016! Community members in Idaho—both adults and youth—will be able to view volunteer opportunities based on interest, location, organization, need, age and area of work. The website is free to use for all Idaho nonprofits and interested volunteers, and will allow seamless integration with social media. So make sure to input any and all volunteer opportunities your organization has.

Powered by Get Connected, United Ways across the nation are using this volunteer software program to spread volunteer opportunities and enhance connections while affording nonprofits the opportunity to reach new volunteers. For more information and to sign up to share your organization’s volunteer opportunities, email [email protected].


Training

Save the date

Save the date for a one day training symposium coming to your area in March!  Steven Shattuck, VP of Marketing at Bloomerang and Roderick Campbell, CEO at CommitChange are back by popular demand and will join us on a road show training extravaganza!  Topics will include Idaho Gives, digital donor retention, how to retain Millennials, social media impact, and how to be successful in an online giving campaign!

Mar 1: Treasure Valley Regional Symposium
Mar 2: Twin Falls Regional Symposium
Mar 3: Idaho Falls Regional Symposium
Mar 9: Coeur d’Alene Regional Symposium

Symposium

To explore and sign up for more exciting training opportunities visit our upcoming trainings webpage!


Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Program Officer, Satterberg Foundation
  • PAS Specialist, LINC
  • Administrative Assistant, Idaho Primary Care Association
  • Full-Time Professional Office Assistant, The Peregrine Fund
  • Grants Manager, Satterberg Foundation
  • Legislative Associate, Conservation Voters for Idaho
  • President, Junior Achievement of Idaho
  • VISTA - Volunteer Specialist, Junior Achievement of Idaho
  • Resource Development, Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)

2016 State of the Sector

Your Voice is Important! 

We want to hear from you. What are your organizations strengths? What are your needs? Where can we make a difference for you? Please participate in the State of the Sector survey today and tell us how you are doing.

This is an annual survey we conduct in collaboration with four other states – Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Montana – to gain a comprehensive look at the nonprofit sector across the region. It helps us better understand strengths and challenges, and provides important information that helps us better meet your needs here in Idaho.

We are committed to using this information to discover ways we can improve the resources and the environment for all nonprofits. Be assured your contact information and answers will remain strictly confidential – only the trends that surface from the survey will be reported. Here is a link to the 2015 State of the Sector report.

Need an incentive to complete the survey? Ten responders who complete the survey will be randomly chosen to receive a $10 gift card.

Click here to take the survey and thank you!

For questions call one of our great team members at the Idaho Nonprofit Center at 208-424-2229.

Have there been staff and board changes in your organization? 

Please let a staff member at the Idaho Nonprofit Center know any personnel or address changes within your organization. We want to make sure that we can keep your team up to date with the latest information, news and events in 2016. 


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

Visit our website for more information, to view the calendar and add your and event.  


Welcome New Members!

  • Gateway Habitat for Humanity
  • Idaho Law Foundation
  • Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit
  • Better Business Bureau serving the Snake River Region
  • Idaho Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Affiliates

  • Collins Group, a Division of Campbell & Company
  • The Hartwell Corporation

Featured Grant

Humanities

Humanities Efforts Supported- National Endowment for the Humanities 

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Grants support projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. The application deadline is January 13, 2016.

For more information and grant application visit: http://www.neh.gov/grants/mlco

Please visit the Grant Opportunities page on our website for information about additional available grants. 

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