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June 11, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Books on the Shelf
  3. Idaho Gives...More
  4. Grant Opportunities
  5. Save the Dates
  6. Welcome Members
  7. Happy Anniversary
  8. Job Opportunities


Contributions to Idaho Nonprofits Raise All Boats

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

Last week, an editorial titled “Philanthropy Envy” ran in the Wall Street Journal. In part, the story concerned criticism that was leveled at a generous contributor for giving money to a particular organization in Massachusetts. As I’ve traveled throughout our state and witnessed hundreds of donations and grants to various nonprofits, I have not heard negative comments such as this. If anything, other nonprofit leaders are gracious and grateful for contributions made to any and all Idaho nonprofits – not just those that fund their own mission.

We can celebrate that our communities believe in the power of our ‘nonprofit sea’ and know that a contribution to any organization raises all boats. That’s just one of many reasons I’m so happy to be part of the nonprofit community in our great state.


Books on the Shelf

Along with other resources here at the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we have a lending library of books available to members. Just stop by any time and you are welcome to borrow titles on leadership, fundraising, board development and dozens of other relevant topics. Visit us weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm to browse the Books on the Shelf.

Grant Opportunities

The Maki Foundation, named for the Lakota (Sioux) word for land, ground or earth, focuses its grants on environmental protection in the Western United States. Priority is given to projects and programs that protect and preserve the Rocky Mountain West’s remaining wild lands, rivers, and wilderness, as well as the wildlife that depends on these lands.

Nonprofit organizations in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana are eligible to apply. Additional information can be found on the Web site: or by calling 970-925-3272.

The Whittenberger Foundation is now accepting applications from Southwest Idaho for grants to be given in early December of 2015. The Foundation currently gives priority to innovative and enriching projects which significantly improve the quality of life for children and young people.

Application deadline is August 15. Forms and further information are available on the website at

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

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Development Assistant, Ballet Idaho
  • Business Development Specialist, The Arc Idaho
  • Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
  • Development and Major Gifts Officer, Catholic Charities of Idaho
  • Program Coordinator, Idaho Primary Care Association
  • PAS Coordinator, RN, LINC
  • Personal Assistant Services Specialist, LINC – Twin Falls
  • Office Assistant/Bookkeeper, Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc.
  • Program Director, Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc.
  • Director of Strategy and Operations, Idaho PTECH Network – Sandpoint

Idaho Gives…More

If you haven’t already, be sure to thank your contributors as well as the event sponsors. For a full listing of these terrific individuals and organizations along with contact information, go to

The next Idaho Gives is less than a year away:
May 5th, 2016

Idaho Gives Statistics you may find interesting:

  • Total # of Donors: 8,905
  • Total # of Donations: 15,387
  • Highest # of Donations to one organization: 442
  • Average Donation Amount: $70
  • Largest Single Donation amount: $10,000
  • Smallest Single Donation amount: $10
  • Countries representing donors/donations: 13
  • States representing donors/donations: 46
  • Number of Award Pool Prizes Distributed: 93

Save the Dates:
September 15-16, 2015

The Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference is just a few months away. The line-up of speakers will be announced soon! This is year’s event will include two key note presenters from the national fundraising arena, many interactive break-out sessions, fantastic exhibitors, and some surprise comedy. Questions? Call here at the Idaho Nonprofit Center: (208) 424-2229.

Welcome New Members!

  • Logos Communications International
  • Boise Gay Men's Chorus, Inc.

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members and Affiliates!

  • McCall Winter Sports Club
  • Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation
  • City Club of Boise, Inc.
  • Spay Neuter Idaho Pets
  • Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program
  • Look Save A Life
  • Caldwell Meals on Wheels, Inc.
  • Women's & Children's Alliance
  • Idaho Meth Project
  • Ballet Idaho
  • Gold Buckle Champion
  • First Nonprofit Companies
  • ESP Printing & Mailing

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