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February 25, 2016

 600 Members Strong and Growing! Join Us!

In the Issue

  1. Word from Janice
  2. Training
  3. A Word from our Affiliate
  4. Member Mentions
  5. New Members
  6. Featured Grant
  7. Job Board

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Stay up to date with the latest from the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

Last year over 660 nonprofits participated in Idaho Gives, raising over $1 million.

On May 5th, Idaho Gives will you? Register by visiting our website. 


Idahoans and Americans among the most generous

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

As a young man Benjamin Franklin developed a list of virtues which played an important role in his quest for moral perfection. Those virtues included temperance, sincerity, justice and his most important, charity, the love of ones fellow man. Franklin, passionate in enhancing civil society once said: It is prodigious the quantity of good that may be done by one man, if he will make a business of it.

The nonprofit sector in Idaho is astounding and deserves applause. With over 5,500 registered charitable organizations in Idaho there are countless lives changed daily through time, talent, and treasure. Idaho is the third most generous state (see statistics here: and has the second highest volunteer rate in the nation. Americans have proven to be selfless in the selfie generation with avoluntary donation rate twice as high as that in Britain and Canada and nearly 20 times as high as the rate in Germany and Italy, according to the Almanac of American Philanthropy published by the Philanthropy Roundtable. Hats off to the nonprofit sector for capturing the attention of the audience and staying relevant in the times of giving.

Nonprofits strive to understand and engage donors to want to give. People do not just give to an organization but give through the organization with love, devotion, generosity and empathy. To love ones fellow man is to be charitable. And to be charitable is to be selfless. Well done, Idaho! 



Coffee and Coaching

Board Fundamentals - 3-part Series

Are your board members engaged? Are you a board member looking for information on the essentials of a strong board? Join a compelling 3-part series on Board Fundamentals. These sessions will dive into board development, board members as fundraisers, and lessons learned from a past board president. This series, for nonprofit professionals and board members, will enable organizations and their board members to further their mission along with many other essential takeaways.


  • SESSION 1, Wednesday, March 30, 2016: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly- Lessons Learned as a Board President, presented by Connie Miller, President/CEO, Icon Credit Union
  • SESSION 2, Wednesday, April 6, 2016: On Board! Tools and Tips for Nonprofit Professionals and Board Members to Work Together Effectively, presented by Laurel York Odell, MA Philanthropy & Development
  • SESSION 3, Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Board Members as Fundraisers, presented by John Hess, former Executive Director/General Manager, Boise Public Radio

Time: These 90 minute sessions will be held at 10:00 am-11:30 am MST / 9:00 am-10:30 am PST

Non-Member Pricing: $50 for all sessions per person

Member Pricing: $25 for all sessions per person

In-Person Attendee: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room (on the ground level to the left of the stairs), 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!

New and Renewing Members

Welcome New Members!

  • Friends of Weiser River Trail
  • Thailand Humanitarian Academic Initiative
  • North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation
  • Stories with Stewy

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members:

  • ACLU of Idaho
  • Artisans4Hope
  • Boise Bicycle Project
  • Bustin' Out of Boise
  • Cascade Food Pantry
  • Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
  • Golden Eagle Audubon Society
  • Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls
  • HDSA Southern Idaho
  • Heart of the Arts & 1912 Center
  • Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
  • Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • Idaho Public Television
  • Lewiston Library Foundation
  • Long Valley Preservation Society
  • March of Dimes
  • Methodist Counseling Center
  • North Idaho Family Group
  • PATH
  • Post Falls Food Bank
  • Preservation Idaho
  • Salmon Library Association
  • Stanton Healthcare Magic Valley
  • Teton Regional Land Trust
  • The Cancer Connection Idaho
  • United Vision for Idaho
  • West Central Highlands RC&D
  • White Pine Charter School
  • Wyakin Warrior Foundation

View list of current Nonprofit Members.

A Word from Our Affiliate and Regional Symposium Sponsor


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We understand that employee benefits are part of the broader total compensation and employee value proposition. Our clients face mounting challenges as they manage people, compensation and benefits against the pressures of the day. With this in mind we have created a product specifically designed for nonprofits of any size.

For more information contact Chris Keim at 208-664-3482 or visit our website at to learn more about our company.

Member Mentions

United Way of South Central Idaho

United Way of South Central Idaho is changing the odds for members of our community through health, education and financial independence. Through careful research, United Way identifies the biggest local needs. To meet those needs, United Way brings together people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources necessary to improve our community.

It is about change that is built to last for generations.

  • We help children and youth achieve their potential through education.
  • We improve the health of people through preventive action and access to care.
  • We promote financial independence.
Really, it is about preventing problems before they begin. It takes everyone working together to build something better. Each of us can give, advocate or volunteer. We all can Live United.

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Personal Assistant Services Specialist (PAS Specialist), LINC
  • Executive Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center
  • Development/Communication Coordinator, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
  • Summer Writing Camps Administrative Assistant, The Cabin
  • Communications Manager, Northwest Region, The Wilderness Society
  • Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Idaho Community Foundation
  • CEO, Mission Mountain Enterprises, Inc.

Idaho Nonprofit Center      (208) 424-2229