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July 9, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Excellence Awards
  3. Conference
  4. Coffee and Coaching
  5. Lunch and Learn
  6. Sustainable Funding
  7. Welcome Members
  8. Happy Anniversary
  9. Job Board
  10. Event Calendar
  11. Featured Grant

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Summer Slowdowns?   

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

The dog days of summer, known as the warmest days of the year in northern hemisphere, usually occur in July and August. Whether you reference Roman or Greek lore, or the Old Farmer’s Almanac, they are named after the Dog Star, Sirius, and are upon us with record breaking temperatures. This is the time of year we may be seeking a summer slowdown from the hustle of a typical day in order to take a road trip, do some camping, or go on a river trip. 

While there may not be summer slowdowns in the work we do, this is a great time of year to revisit strategic plans, update employee handbooks, start gathering content for end of year campaigns/annual reports, catch up on board job descriptions, and more. Visit our Research and Resources webpage or contact us at the Nonprofit Center if you need some ideas to get started.


Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Nominate a nonprofit today!

The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Idaho’s nonprofit community. All nominated organizations will be recognized at the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s annual conference in September.

Any registered 501(c)3 organization based in Idaho is eligible for nomination. The Center will accept nominations and each organization will be categorized based on their operating budget. The two categories will be nonprofits with operating budgets less than $250,000, and nonprofits with operating budgets with more than $250,000. A winner in each category will be selected from three geographic regions, north, southwest, and east Idaho.

Nominations are open! Use this easy form to nominate an organization. FAQs are available here. Contact us for further details: 208-424-2229.

Coffee and Coaching

Join us for coffee and coaching sessions featuring Beth Markley, Markley, LLC. This 2-session series will be an interactive dive into pre-campaign planning for major fundraising efforts. 

When: 7:30-9:00am, Tuesday August 4th and/or Tuesday, September 1st

Where: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room, 5752 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 260

What: “Crutch of Comfort? The good, the bad and the ugly in Pre-Campaign Planning Studies”- 2 part series

Pricing: $25 per session or $40 for both

Seating is limited to 25 per session. Sign up now!

Welcome New Members!

  • Common Ground Conciliation Services, Inc.
  • American Lung Association

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members!

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Idaho Chapter Buhl Public Library Foundation
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Caldwell Fine Arts
  • Idaho Dental Foundation
  • The Cabin
  • Boise Art Museum
  • Women's Gift Alliance
  • Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
  • Shepherd's Home, Inc.
  • The College of Idaho
  • The Sawtooth Society, Inc.
  • Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho
  • Idaho Crime Prevention Association

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Affiliates!

  • First Nonprofit Companies
  • ESP Printing & Mailing
  • Foundant Technologies
  • Eide Bailly, LLP
  • What-If-Concepts

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Stewardship Coordinator, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
  • Office Assistant, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
  • Outreach & Events Coordinator Winter Wildlands Alliance, Winter Wildlands Alliance
  • Education Director, Discovery Center of Idaho
  • RN-Medical Clinic Coordinator, Genesis World Mission, Inc.
  • Major Gifts Officer, Idaho Youth Ranch
  • Community Solutions Action Plan Coordinator (VISTA position), United Way of Family
  • Literacy Infant/Toddler Educator, Learning Lab, Inc.
  • TATU Program Contractor, American Lung Association
  • Membership Manager, Boise State Public Radio
  • Expedition Inspiration, Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Event Calendar

Member Benefit - Make sure to get the word out for your organizations events by submitting the details to our events calendar! The calendar has a fresh new look which will allow your events to be showcased!

Submit details here.

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What You Will Explore at the 12th Annual Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference

Registration for the 12th Annual Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference is now open! Scheduled September 15th and 16th in Boise, you can expect 2 full days of outstanding content from nonprofit leaders and subject matter experts. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this engaging conference!

This year includes these areas of focus and more: 

  • Creating powerful leadership and fundraising teams
  • Retaining digital donors
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising drivers
  • The millennial generation
  • Nonprofit business tools to strengthen the organization
  • Professional and management development
  • Retirement planning and employee benefits

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Lunch and Learn 

Learn how technology can improve your nonprofits efficiency, save money and protect your data. SEN Technologies will be co-hosting a 2 series lunch and learn.  

When: 11:30am-1pm Wednesday, July 29th and/or Wednesday, August 26th

Where: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room, 5752 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 260

What: Session 1: Safety First: How My Nonprofit Can Protect Data and Be Regulation Compliant 

Session 2: What’s A Cloud, Why Is It Important and How Will It Save My Nonprofit Time and Money?

Meal: Lunch will be provided 

Pricing: $20 per session or $30 for both

Seating is limited to 25 per session. Sign up now!

Nonprofit Coffee Hour

Nonprofit Coffee Hour with Idaho Community Foundation's Eastern Regional Dev. & Donor Relations Officer Catherine Smith on Friday, July 10th, 9am at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Come hear the latest on the Idaho Community Foundation's programs and donor funds.

Starting and Growing Sustainable Funding for your Nonprofit Webinar

Six out of ten donors will stop giving to your organization next year. Nonprofits tend to focus on attracting new donors, but the key to sustainability and lowering costs is retaining the donors that already give. In this session, we'll discuss the five essential steps needed to start a program, how to improve and grow your success once it's established, and tools to help you manage it efficiently.

The webinar is sponsored by DonorPerfect Fundraising Software and hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. All content presented during the event is provided by DonorPerfect.

When: 12pm, July 23rd 

Pricing: Free for all! Register now.

Featured Grant

10th Annual Helping Hands Grant (7/31/15)

All existing or startup nonprofit organizations in the Treasure Valley area are eligible to apply for the grant. Harris & Co, PLLC is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their Helping Hands grant program. For 10 years in a row, Harris & Co has awarded hundreds of hours pro-bono to local nonprofit organizations for a variety of accounting services.

Harris & Co is a public accounting firm providing a variety of services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the Treasure Valley. Nonprofit organizations may apply for startup assistance; assistance with bookkeeping, payroll consulting services; or assistance with tax and financial statement preparation. The goal of the Helping Hands program is to provide professional assistance and consulting on projects or problems faced by nonprofit organizations, so that these local organizations can continue to provide benefits to our community.

Applications must be received by July 31, 2015. To apply, please fill out the application form on the Harris & Co website at, Please call Tara Davis at 208-333-8965 with any questions.

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

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