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March 10, 2016

 600 Members Strong and Growing! Join Us!

In the Issue

  1. Word from Janice
  2. Idaho Gives T-Shirts
  3. Training
  4. A Word from our Affiliate
  5. Member Mentions
  6. New Members
  7. Featured Grant
  8. Job Board

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 Idaho Gives 2016 logo

May 5th is less than 2 months away! Has your organization registered for the biggest philanthropic day in Idaho? 

Register by visiting our website.


Message from Janice

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

Board meetings. Executive board. Finance committee, fundraising and don't forget the steering committee. Meetings can be a powerful tool when used effectively. Whether attending or organizing, there are ways to make meetings more engaging and worthwhile. According to Meetings in America: A study of trends, costs and attitude toward business travel, 'the typical American professional attends over 60 meetings per month and 50% of meeting time is wasted.' When organizing a meeting, think of ways to make the meeting more productive, involving and impactful. Below are a few ideas from Entrepreneur magazine to help plan your next successful meeting.

  • Have an agenda and send it to attendees ahead of time so they can prepare.
  • Keep gatherings at a manageable size. If meetings become too large attendees turn into spectators.
  • Keep meetings brief and to-the-point. Often the amount of time scheduled to accomplish a task is the amount of time it actually takes.
  • Ask everyone to participate. Sharing ideas are crucial for a successful meeting.
  • If possible, find another setting other than the conference room to freshen things up. A change in venue can help stimulate ideas.

As nonprofit organizations we must be cognizant of our resources, mainly our staff, board, and volunteers. What a great way to show our appreciation of their dedication by valuing what matters most; their time. 


Idaho Gives 2016 T-Shirts Available Now! 

Idaho Gives 2016 t-shirts are available in two styles: a unisex crewneck and a women's style v-neck.

  • Pricing: $10 per t-shirt which includes tax and shipping
  • First Order: Shirts ordered before March 25th will arrive to your organization by April 15th.
  • Second Order: Shirts ordered by April 15th will arrive to your organization by May 3rd

Order online now or contact an expert Idaho Nonprofit Center Staff member: 208-424-2229


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 explore board development, board members as fundraisers, and lessons learned from a past board president. This series, for nonprofit professionals and board members, will help further their mission 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!

  • Cords of Hope
  • Destination Caldwell
  • Gate City Gymnastics Association Inc.
  • Go Lead Idaho
  • Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
  • Home Together, Inc.
  • Hornet Creek Assisted Living
  • Idaho Archaeological Society
  • QRU Fundraiser
  • Renovation Group Ministries
  • Senior Activity Center, Inc.
  • Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association
  • Treasure Valley Bee Rescue
  • Wilderness Journeys
  • Zero Hour Expeditions

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members:

  • American Heritage Wildlife Foundation
  • Bingham Crisis Center
  • Bishop Kelly Foundation
  • Boise Elementary Spanish
  • Bonneville Humane Society
  • Center for Spiritual Living of Boise/Treasure Valley
  • Community Cakes
  • Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho
  • Friends of deer Flat Wildlife Refuge
  • Gate City Gymnastics Association Inc
  • Good Samaritan Home
  • Helping Hand Fund
  • Idaho Aviation Foundation, Inc.
  • Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
  • Idaho Council on Economic Education at Boise State University
  • Idaho Freemason Foundation
  • Idaho Organization of Resource Councils
  • Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Magic Valley Inc.
  • Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
  • Lemhi County Crisis Intervention
  • Muse Project Incorporated
  • Passage, Recovery for Divorced
  • Payette Lakes Ski Club
  • Renaissance Arts Center, Inc.
  • Reuseum Educational, Inc.
  • Rock Creek Food Pantry
  • Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust
  • Saint Alphonsus Foundation
  • Senior Activity Center, Inc.
  • Southwest Idaho Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Paul Family Life Education Center
  • The Salvation Army
  • TransForm Idaho
  • Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
  • Wood River Women's Charitable Foundation

View list of current Nonprofit Members.

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.  

A Word from Our Affiliate

Peak View Performance Solutions logo

Peak View Performance Solutions is an Idaho-based consulting firm focused on Organizational Engagement and Performance Improvement.  Karen is committed to partnering with organizations of all sizes to reach their desired goals. Peak View Performance Solutions' support includes; create customized training programs, provide team-building facilitation for staff and boards, management coaching, and conduct systematic needs assessments and program evaluations.

Contact Karen ([email protected]) today to discuss how she can help your organization reach its peak performance.

Member Mentions

Henry's Fork Foundation logo

Since 1984, the Henry's Fork Foundation has been the only organization that focuses exclusively to conserve, restore, and protect the unique fishery, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry's Fork. Now with over 3,000 members and effective conservation programs, led by an expert staff, HFF has truly become the Voice of the River. So what are we doing as the Voice of the River?

  • Improving fisheries: Restoration planning with the aim of identifying projects to improve the legendary wild trout fishery.
  • Keeping water in the river: Fish rarely get a seat at the table in water planning, especially during droughts, but federally mandated drought management planning for the Henry's Fork makes HFF the Voice of the River. HFF's advocacy for crucial winter stream flows has kept water in the river when juvenile trout need it most.
  • Cultivating future advocates for the Henry's Fork: HFF recognizes that future generations of HFF members and local residents will determine the fate of the Henry's Fork. HFF provides education and outreach programs such as Trout in the Classroom (5th grade) and college student internships.
  • Protecting the Henry's Fork through good land use planning: HFF played an active role in the Fremont County development code process, but protecting the Henry's Fork from flawed land use planning decisions requires constant attention and maintaining good relationships with the local community.
  • Maintaining river access: HFF works with local landowners, and federal, state, and county agencies to improve public access sites.
  • Protect the Henry's Fork ecosystem from the devastating impacts of invasive species: HFF staff plays a significant role in collaborative efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Visit for more information.

Grant Opportunity

Bullitt Foundation

Mission Statement: The mission of the Bullitt Foundation is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, coastal Alaska from Cook Inlet to the Canadian border, and British Columbia.

The Foundation's current focus is on the following programs: The Urban Ecology program strives to advance policies to create affordable, diverse, healthy, and environmentally beneficial communities. The Ecosystem Services program aims to protect the ability of nature to sustain healthy urban communities and a sound economy. The Energy, Industry, and Technology program promotes policies and actions to harness the entrepreneurial power of business to create competitive industries built on ecological principles and sustainable technologies. The Leadership and Civic Engagement program works to nurture leadership, strengthen organizations, and broaden the coalition to create a more dynamic constituency for environmental responsibility.

The upcoming deadline for proposal inquiry is September 15, 2016 for the spring docket. Visit for more information.

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

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Executive Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center - the job posting closes on 3-11-16
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Meridian Valley Humane Society
  • Event Director, Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Finance Manager, Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
  • Development Officer, Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Development Director, Radio Boise
  • Development Director, Snake River Alliance
  • Personal Assistant Services Specialist (PAS Specialist), LINC
  • 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.

Have there been staff and board changes in your organization?

Please inform a staff member at the Idaho Nonprofit Center of any personnel or address changes within your organization. Stay up-to-date with the latest information, news and events in 2016. 

Idaho Nonprofit Center      (208) 424-2229