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December 31, 2015

 600 Members Strong and Growing! Join Us!

In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Our 2015 Highlights
  3. Welcome, June!
  4. State of the Sector
  5. Your Events
  6. Training
  7. New and Renewing Members
  8. Grant Opportunities
  9. Job Board

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Happy New Year!

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

The year-end lists are plentiful right now and I particularly enjoy the year end list of words. New words, recycled words, and words being added to dictionaries, both traditional and urban. This time last year The Chronical of Philanthropy produced a list of buzzwords to watch in 2015. Of their top 10 one was very prominent in 2015: wearables. Here are a few nonprofit sector-related words and phrases we heard in our office in 2015:

  • Sharing Economy
  • Data Visualization
  • Philanthro-teen, the next generation of givers
  • Scampaign (vs. campaign) followed by Crowdfrauding (vs. Crowdfunding)
  • Causewear
  • Form 1023-EZ
  • Many, or any word with for good added

The nonprofit sector has its own jargon, the year-end word lists are a good reminder that industry jargon without definition may just sound like jibber-jabber to an audience. How often do you use capacity building, donor-centric, logic model, community-driven, collective impact, theory of change, evidenced-based, and other words in your day? Which ones will you keep or let go of in 2016?

Wishing you a successful and prosperous 2016,


The 2015 highlights and celebrations from the Idaho Nonprofit Center 

  1. Nonprofit members! Nonprofit membership is at 600 organizations and growing! Service to our members and the sector is why we are excited to open the office each day.

  2. A new office location with easier access for our members, a conference room to share, a lobby library of nonprofit books for you to borrow, and furniture that is safe to use donated by the Bank of the Cascades.

  3. Research! We published the first 5-state Nonprofit Sector Report and the annual Compensation & Salary Report specific to Idaho, and there more on the horizon.

  4. The 2nd Annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards had a record number of nominations statewide and attendance at the dinner grew by leaps and bounds. Not only that nonprofits reported their nomination in annual reports and in grants.

  5. Technical assistance support increased from over 800 documented phone calls in 2014 to over 1,200 in 2015! As the sector grows so do the questions and complexities. We are here for you.

  6. Our Policy and Advocacy footprint was increased through quarterly training to over 150 attendees.

  7. The 2015 annual conference saw over 425 people participating, extensive networking, advanced courses, and two national keynote speakers. The survey results were overwhelmingly positive. Our goal for 2016 is do this again and more for you. 


Coffee and Coaching

This series is designed to strengthen the leadership and management capacity of nonprofit professional regardless of what your role is within the organization.

These sessions will enhance participants skills to respond to the complex challenges and opportunities within nonprofit organizations and the sector. The three sessions provide a stimulating and supportive climate for exploring the pressing issues that current and future nonprofit leaders face.

Join live at the Idaho Nonprofit Center or via webinar for the first Coffee and Coaching series of 2016! Join Courtney Feider for this 3 part series as she and colleagues from Price Associates, Evans Baiya and Ranjit Nair deliver information and the latest change techniques in nonprofit leadership, shaking up the current process mold, and succession planning. Join for all or select sessions!


  • SESSION 1, Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Creative Blue Print for New Nonprofit Leadership, presented by Courtney Fieder
  • SESSION 2, Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Leading a Culture in Session Planning, presented by Courtney Fieder and Ranjit Nair
  • SESSION 3, Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Reading the Signals: Breaking the Process Mold, presented by Courtney Fieder and

Time: These 2-hour sessions will be held at 11:00 am-1:00 pm MT / 10:00-12:00 noon PT

Pricing: $30 per session or $70 for all sessions

In-Person Attendee: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room, 5257 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 260, Boise

Webinar Attendee: The webinar link will be sent to your e-mail address prior to the training date.

15 person maximum at the Idaho Nonprofit Center and 100 person maximum in webinar attendees  Register now!


Save the Date - Registration will open early January!

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 dAlene Regional Symposium

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

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Manager of Network Services, Idaho Primary Care Association
  • Impact & Nonprofit Resources Coordinator, United Way of Kootenai County
  • Development Assistant (AmeriCorps VISTA), Jannus, Inc.
  • Early Head Start Program Director, Jannus, Inc.
  • PT Assistant, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Welcome to the Team, June!

June and Mike

June, pictured with her husband Mike, joins the Idaho Nonprofit Center as our Administrative Assistant. June brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience both in nonprofit and for profit sectors. She has experience in office administration, human resources, project coordination, customer care, marketing and event planning. June is a team player, is upbeat and always has an infectious smile to share! We welcome June to our team and are excited for her to meet all of you! 

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!

  • Idaho State Horseshow Association Treasure Valley
  • Santa's Cause, Inc.

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Affiliates

  • Treasure Valley YOUTH Theater, Inc.
  • Blaine County Senior Connection
  • Four Rivers Healthy Community
  • Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Mini Joys, Inc.
  • Idaho Episcopal Foundation
  • Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation
  • Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership

Featured Grant

Good Sports, is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation, and fitness activities.

To that end, the organization provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness, and recreational programs to youth in need.

To be eligible, organizations must directly serve youth between the ages of 3 and 18 in an economically disadvantaged area; be located in North America (U.S. and Canada); and operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children. Winning organizations may make up to six equipment requests within a two-year period. Winners will be responsible for operational costs, including equipment shipping, up to $1,500. For more information please visit the following:

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

Idaho Nonprofit Center      (208) 424-2229