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July 23, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Training: Charitable Gaming
  3. Volunteer at the Conference
  4. Nominate a Nonprofit
  5. Welcome Members
  6. Happy Anniversary
  7. Job Board
  8. Featured Grant

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Importance of Term Limits

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

Recruiting board members and board term limits are the hot topics this month at the Idaho Nonprofit Center. From ‘desperately seeking board members’ to ‘desperately trying to terminate board members’ the calls for technical assistance have covered the spectrum. In many of the conversations the importance of board term limits is identified as a key best practice.

There are many reasons why we may want to keep our favorites on the board – believe me, I know. We practice what we teach, and the Center is currently planning for changes in the board that bring me to tears. Yet, there are so many compelling reasons why term limits are a key best practice for nonprofits. Here are a few reasons why term limits are important:

  1. New board members bring a new perspective and additional talent.
  2. Serving on a board takes dedication, time and resources. Term limits offer them a chance to take a break.
  3. Collaborations can be built between organizations when a board member leaves one nonprofit to serve another.
  4. Fundraising! Board members and alumni board members are strong advocates for the organization.
  5. Term limits allow for the separation when it’s not a good match. It allows either the board member or the organization to say good-bye when it’s the right decision.
  6. The Idaho Nonprofit Corporation Act outlines board term limits in 30-30-605. It’s an important part of the Idaho Statutes that nonprofits may consider adding to web browser favorites. Here's the link

Term limits help build a diverse board, allow for new leaders to serve, and provides an opportunity for us to keep our alumni board members close and cultivate new relationships. Embrace the board term limits, add them to your organizing documents if they are not currently included, and call us if you have questions. If you are shedding a tear over a change in your board, call me and we can swap stories about great alumni board members!


Fun and Games - Learn the Laws on Charitable Gaming!

Fundraising and charitable gaming often go hand-in-hand. Raffles, giveaways, door prizes, and more. Learn directly from the experts how to get the most out of your fundraising incentives, and stay on the good side of the law. It sounds so easy, yet the charitable gaming regulations are complex. Sign up for the Statewide Nonprofit Conference and meet Angie Vitek, the ADA/Charitable Gaming Coordinator for the Idaho Lottery Security Division. After this session, you will know what and how to use those raffle during Idaho Gives and your next fundraising event.

For more valuable training events, visit our website.

Welcome New Members!

  • Idaho Senior Games
  • Idaho PTA
  • Salmon River Senior Citizens Inc.

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members!

  • Treasure Valley YMCA
  • Boise Public Schools Foundation
  • Breaking Boundaries
  • Blaine County Hunger Coalition
  • ComedySportz Boise
  • Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho
  • Camp River Run
  • Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers
  • Eagle Senior Citizens, Inc.
  • The Crisis Hotline, Inc.
  • Teton Valley Foundation
  • Coeur d'Alene Arts & Culture Alliance
  • Catholic Charities of Idaho
  • Snake River Montessori School
  • Elderly Opportunity Agency, Inc.
  • Garden City Library Foundation
  • The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center
  • Idaho Youth Ranch
  • Boise Contemporary Theater
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Treasure Valley Orchid Society
  • Aletheia Christian College
  • Girls on the Run - Wood River Valley
  • Home Partnership Foundation
  • The Redside Foundation, Inc.
  • Idaho Drug Free Youth
  • Idaho Oral Health Alliance
  • Idaho Immunization Coalition
  • Teton Valley Hospital Foundation

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Executive Director, Building Hope Today
  • Program Manager, Junior Achievement of Idaho
  • Construction Manager, Canyon County Habitat for Humanity
  • Executive Director, The Cabin
  • Wish Coordinator, Make-A-Wish Idaho
  • Development & Special Events Manager II, Make-A-Wish Idaho
  • Director of Development - Central Idaho, Idaho Youth Ranch
  • Fundraising Internship - Paid, The Salvation Army -Boise Corps
  • Foundation Manager, Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation
  • Executive Director, Montana Innocence Project
  • Executive Director, The Cancer Connection Idaho
  • Americorps VISTA - Development Assistant, Jannus


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Choose to be a Volunteer at the Conference

The Idaho Nonprofit Center is currently recruiting volunteers to support the conference. It will be fast paced, fun, with activities in the Center’s office prior to the conference; and working with nonprofit leaders, speakers, and exhibitors at the conference. You may volunteer for a few hours or more and volunteer training is provided. Contact Brad Birkinbine to volunteer: (208) 424-2229.

Nominate a Nonprofit Today!

Nominate a nonprofit for the 2015 Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Each nominee will be recognized as an honoree in the media, through press releases, at the conference and throughout the year. Nonprofits who are nominated with receive a tool-kit to use to share their nomination in their communication and in their fundraising efforts. Nominate an organization today! Learn more here.

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Affiliate!

  • ClifttonLarsonAllen

Featured Grant

ICWF Grant

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Seeks Applicants For $20,000 - $30,000 Grants

Deadline for submissions 12pm Oct. 8th, 2015

Nonprofit organizations seeking funds for innovative, creative approaches to community challenges are urged to apply to the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (IWCF). An estimated $165,000 will be granted in the foundation’s 2015-2016 grants cycle. Nonprofits interested in applying must submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) by noon Thursday, Oct. 8. The form, selection criteria, and additional information are available at

To offer insights into the IWCF granting process, two sessions designed for nonprofit grant applicants and potential IWCF members will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For these sessions online registration begins Aug 6.

Nonprofits working in cultural arts, education, environment, financial stability or health in any of the 10 southwestern Idaho counties (Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington) may apply. Projects, programs, services or items that address demonstrated needs are eligible for consideration.

For more information contact: Susan May, 208-344-0156, [email protected].

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

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