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June 9, 2016

 600 Members Strong and Growing! Join Us!

In the Issue

  1. Message from the New ED
  2. Membership Needs Assessment
  3. Save the Date: Statewide Nonprofit Conference
  4. Idaho Gives - Thank you!
  5. Training
  6. Membership Needs Assessment
  7. Impact of Overtime, Overhead Rules Changes
  8. Idaho Happenings
  9. Welcome New Members
  10. Thank you Renewing Members
  11. Grant Opporturtunities
  12. Submit Your Events
  13. Job Board

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Message from the New Executive Director

Amy Little

Pinch me. Please. I must be dreaming. I still can't believe, a month and a half into my new role, that I am the new executive director for the Idaho Nonprofit Center. This is really and truly a dream come true for me. I knew I was lucky when I met the staff and the board, but after an incredibly successful Idaho Gives (on day 14 of my new job!) I knew that I hit the jackpot.

It has been such a pleasure to meet so many of our nonprofit members in the Treasure Valley since I started April 18th. Learning about all the amazing nonprofits statewide during Idaho Gives was also such a great experience. I look forward to traveling around Idaho and finding new and helpful ways to connect the Idaho Nonprofit Center in all areas of our state.

I believe that I was hired because of my true passion for supporting and growing nonprofit organizations, but also because of my background. I am the former President/CEO of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce (2007-2010) and I founded and launched my own 501(c)(3) nonprofit (2012 - present), which I have stepped away from to focus my energy on our Idaho nonprofit sector.

I cannot wait to learn more about you, how we can support you, what you need and what you do. You may have received our Membership Needs Assessment within the past week. If you haven't yet responded, please provide your valued input by June 15th.

We want your feedback and have secured a number of give-aways to draw for those who complete our survey (business affiliate and nonprofit members are BOTH eligible!) because we want to hear from you.

Your input will help guide us as we make important decisions about the direction of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. We sincerely hope that you will be able to find a few minutes to provide us with your needs, opinions and ideas.

In the meantime, thank you to everyone who had a hand in our $1,054,000 Idaho Gives fundraising total. It was such an amazing day and I already can't wait for next year! Feel free to send us feedback and suggestions anytime.

Warmest regards,

Amy Signature

Amy Little
Executive Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center

2016 Idaho Nonprofit Center Membership Needs Assessment

Want to win an iPad mini? Click on the link below to complete our membership needs assessment. Results will be shared with our membership to make improvements to programs, services, and advocacy efforts. Thank you!

Take the survey now!

Prizes up for grabs:

  • iPad Mini donated by Valley Office Systems
  • Boise Green Bike annual membership, donated by SelectHealth (2 memberships to give away)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, donated by HD Insurance
  • Movie night fun pack donated by ConnectShare
  • Basket of goodies donated by Idaho Central Credit Union
  • One free night stay at the Candlewood Suites (Boise or Meridian locations)
  • Two free tickets to the Idaho Nonprofit Center's Nonprofit Excellence Awards donated by the Idaho Nonprofit Center

Thank You for Being a Part of it!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity. Through your generous donations lives will be changed, communities will grow stronger, and Idaho nonprofits will thrive. By doing more together through Idaho Gives, nonprofits will continue to enhance the quality of life in communities across our great state.

Total raised: $1,054,000
Total number of donations: 12,992
Registered causes: 632 (the most we've ever had!)

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Impact of Overtime, Overhead Rules Changes on Nonprofits with Government Grants, Contracts

Nonprofits across the country will soon be dealing with changes to federal rules governing employment and grant making/contracting practices that have the potential to affect their costs and operations, particularly those nonprofits that have grants and contracts with local, state, tribal, or federal governments.

Federal Government Changes Overtime Rules 

By Jason R. Mau, Attorney, Greener Burke Shoemaker Oberrecht, P.A.

Jason is a board member of the Idaho Noprofit Center, as well as an affiliate member.

Jason Mau

The Department of Labor ("DOL") recently updated the regulations pertaining to the minimum wage and overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The DOL had previously announced the proposed changes on June 30, 2015, and after gathering numerous public comments, released its final rule changes on May 18, 2016, to become effective December 1, 2016. Basically, the changes change the salary exemption threshold. According to the DOL, millions of additional workers could become eligible for overtime pay under the FLSA.

The Changes

The FLSA requires employers to pay at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and time-and-one-half of the regular pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. The FLSA also includes exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime laws for white-collar workers. Currently, the exemptions require that an employee receive, at a minimum, a $455 weekly salary (or $23,600 annually) and that the employee's job duties fall under one of the specific job classes. These different classes are executive, administrative, professional, highly compensated, outside sales, and certain computer employees. The highly compensated class of exempt employees is also currently required to receive at least $100,000 in total annual compensation. These exemption regulations were last updated in 2004.

The changes now raise the weekly salary threshold from $455 to $913, raising the annual threshold from $23,600 to $47,476.

Read more.

The Idaho Nonprofit Center hosted a free, statewide webinar on this topic on May 31st.

Check out the recording here: "Changes to Overtime and Overhead Rules for Nonprofit Organizations" (member benefit)

Are you an affiliate member and would like to contribute content to future newsletters? Email [email protected] today! 

Welcome New Members!

  • 100ADA
  • Alpine Animal Foundation
  • Aslan Christian Academy
  • Beyond Limits Fishing Coalition
  • Boise Dance Cooperative
  • Caldwell Veterans Council, Inc.
  • Canyon County Pet Haven, Inc.
  • D Angel Foundation
  • DreamWeaver Musical Theatre, Inc.
  • Drexel H. Foundation
  • Echoes Of Heaven Worship
  • Enough to Spare, Inc.
  • Foundation for Indigenous Education Leadership Development and Sustainability (FIELDS)
  • Friends of the Hailey Public Library
  • HAPI Trails
  • Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary
  • Idaho 2 Fly, Inc.
  • Idaho Media Professionals
  • Idaho Medical Marijuana Association
  • Idaho Rural Water Association
  • Idaho Veterans Garden
  • Indepth Gives Back, Inc. DBA- Betting on a Cure
  • Leap Charities
  • Lemhi's After School Promise, Inc.
  • LiveWilder Foundation
  • Loving Hearts Cat Rescue
  • Meridian Optimist Youth Training Center
  • Milea's Mercy Meals
  • Nampa Chamber of Commerce
  • North Idaho AIDS Coalition
  • Pass it on Golf, Inc.
  • Positive Mental Health, Inc.
  • Red River Powwow
  • South Central Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)
  • Southwest Idaho Performing Arts Association
  • Special Olympics Idaho
  • St. Rose's Garden
  • Teton Valley Education Foundation
  • Teton Valley Hispanic Resource Center
  • The Alice Foundation
  • The Annie Foundation, Inc.
  • The Idaho Veterans Garden
  • Third District Youth Court
  • TOC Diversity Resource
  • Trailhead Boise
  • Veterans Therapeutic Gardens
  • Warm Hearths
  • Warriors 2 Wellness

View list of current Nonprofit Members.

Thank You Renewing Members:

  • Amazing Amigos Inc.
  • Angel Wings Network, Inc.
  • Ashton Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Backyard Harvest
  • Becker Bible Ministries, Inc.
  • Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation
  • Boise Philharmonic
  • Boise State Public Radio
  • Burley Public Library Foundation
  • BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Development Squad) Cycling
  • Camas County Senior Citizens Inc.
  • Camp Magical Moments, Cancer Camp
  • Capstone Missions
  • Cascade Lake 4H Camp, Inc.
  • CFEO - Caldwell Foundation For Educational Opportunity
  • Champion a Child
  • Chatcolab, Northwest Leadership Laboratory
  • Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
  • Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation
  • Conservation Voters for Idaho Education Fund
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Dry Creek Historical Society
  • Eastern Idaho Environmental Education Association
  • Elk City Area Alliance, Inc.
  • Fifth Judicial District CASA Program
  • Film Alliance Northwest
  • Flourish Foundation
  • Fund for Idaho
  • Genesis Community Health
  • Global Lounge Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
  • Great, Inc.
  • Hailey Ice
  • Handy Hands Reflections
  • Hayden Senior Center
  • Helping Hearts & Hands, Inc.
  • High Country Resource Conservation and Development
  • Hope House, Inc.
  • Hospice Visions, Inc.
  • Idaho Black Bear Rehab
  • Idaho City Historical Foundation
  • Idaho Dads Inc.
  • Idaho Falls Arts Council
  • Idaho Falls Historic Downtown Foundation
  • Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund
  • Idaho Hunters Feeding the Hungry
  • Idaho Rivers United
  • Idaho Tennis Foundation
  • Idaho Urban Search and Rescue Foundation
  • Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
  • Idaho Youth Challenge Foundation
  • Imperial Sovereign Gem Court
  • Interlink, Inc.
  • Kids Count Too, Inc.
  • Kids First Cast, Inc.
  • Kootenai Humane Society
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest
  • Magic Valley Festival of Giving
  • Magicats, Inc.
  • Meadows Valley Community Foundation
  • Metro Meals on Wheels
  • Morrison Knudsen Foundation
  • Mustard Seed Ministries, Inc.
  • Open Lab Idaho
  • Palouse Pathways
  • Payette County Historical Society
  • Payette Lakes Community Association
  • Payette River Bicycle Movement, Inc.
  • Portneuf Valley Bruisers Roller Derby Association, Inc.

Save the Date!

Idaho Nonprofit Center Statewide Nonprofit Conference 

"Developing the Future"

When: Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd
Where: Boise State University, Boise, ID 
Registration: Opens July 15th

Member and early bird discounts will be available.

Meet the keynote speakers:

Laura Gassner    Rob Kusel

Laura Gassner Otting and Rob Kusel

Sept. 22nd Keynote:

Laura Gassner Otting, Boston, MA 

Laura will focus on finding your nonprofit impact and mission-driven leadership voice.

Sept. 23rd Keynote:

Rob Kusel, San Francisco, CA 

Rob will discuss current topics including "friendraising," nonprofit trends and best practices in development.


Resource Thursday 

When: June 16th, 4-6 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor, Boise Public Library: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

Learn more about the functionality of your board. Featured presenter Jessica Sotelo, Certified Governance Trainer with BoardSource will discuss "The 10 Basic Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards."

Join us Thursday, June 16th for roundtable discussion with a network of experts from 4-5 p.m. and a captivating feature presentation from 5-6 p.m.

North Idaho Nonprofits

Looking to collaborate with other local nonprofits? The Kootenai Nonprofit Group meets every 3rd Friday at 9 a.m. at the Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene. For more information, contact Ann Johnson at [email protected]. See you there! 

Idaho Happenings

40th Murdock

40th Anniversary

Please join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust at a Founder's Day reception with Murdock staff and Trustees. Learn more about the Murdock Trust and how your organization can apply for funding!

When: Friday, June 24, 2016, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Hillcrest Country Club 4610 W Hillcrest Drive Boise, ID 83705

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served. 

The Trust is excited to celebrate their 40th anniversary by honoring the legacy and work that began out of the generosity of benefactor, Jack Murdock. Launched in 1975 with $91 million, the Trust has awarded nearly 6,000 grants totaling nearly $850 million and coordinated hundreds of programs serving more than 2,500 different organizations. Their assets now total more than $1 billion, which reflects both the stewardship and the generosity that would honor Jack Murdock's intent to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest for individuals, families, and communities.

Grant Opportunities

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The Whittenberger Foundation of Caldwell Idaho is now accepting grant applications for the 2016 grant cycle. Application forms and all relevant information can be found at All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the website to familiarize themselves with the foundation and its granting focus. The

Whittenberger Foundation, a private, independent, charitable grant making foundation was established by the Last Will and Testament of Ethel Bales Whittenberger who died at the age of 76, May 24, 1970, in Caldwell, Idaho. Mrs. Whittenberger, an elementary school teacher, was deeply interested in the welfare and education of children. She established broad purposes and limitations on distribution and use of foundation funds in her will.

Since the first distribution in December of 1973, grants totaling more than $8,000,000 have been made to a variety of institutions.

2016 grant application forms are now available. New application deadline is August 15th!

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Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation fosters educated philanthropy through collaboration, pooled resources and individual giving to positively affect the community. Following the "giving circle" model, each member annually contributes $500 to the Foundation's pooled-grant fund, as well as a matching amount for her individually-directed donations. After extensive review of applicants in five areas of community need, all members vote to determine the pooled-grant recipients.

Letters of Intent for the 2016-2017 grant cycle will be accepted online beginning in August, with a deadline of early October. Please check the IWCF website for more specific information about next year's process.

More information is available by calling 208-343-IWCF or at

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

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Chief Development Officer, Idaho Community Foundation
  • Conservation Director, Idaho Rivers United
  • Philanthropy Associate, The Community Library
  • Adoption Coordinator, Simply Cats Adoption Center
  • Membership and Event Associate, City Club of Boise, Inc.
  • Bookkeeper/Office Manager, Junior Achievement of Idaho
  • TATU Program Contractor, American Lung Association
  • Idaho Lung Health Coordinator, American Lung Association
  • Innovation Officer, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho
  • District Coordinator, Idaho Meth Project
  • Executive Director, Life's Kitchen, Inc.
  • Donor Relations Director, Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers
  • Director of Development, Wyakin Foundation
  • IT Systems Coordinator, Idaho State Historical Society
  • Events and Communications Coordinator, Idaho State Dental Association
  • Coach (Teacher), One Stone

Do you have an upcoming event and want to post it on the Idaho Nonprofit Center Calendar?

Visit our website to view the calendar and add your event.

Thank you Renewing Members (cont'd)

  • Recreation Unlimited
  • Rise Above Inc.
  • Rolling Hills Public Charter School
  • Sandpoint Community Center
  • Serenata Chamber Orchestra
  • Snake River Community Clinic
  • Snake River Education Foundation
  • St Luke's Magic Valley Health Foundation
  • Star Outreach - Neighbor Helping Neighbors
  • Surel's Place
  • The Jesse Tree of Idaho
  • The Kif Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • The Learning and Language Center at Calico, Inc.
  • The Rat Retreat
  • Third Order of St Dominic, Inc.
  • Toby's Fund
  • Treasure Valley Artists Alliance
  • United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County
  • University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery
  • Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History Preservation Group, Inc.
  • Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Willow Center, Inc.
  • Wish Granters Inc.
  • Wood River Foundation
  • Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Inc.
  • Young Life
  • Youth Employment Program, Inc.

Idaho Nonprofit Center      (208) 424-2229