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Over 600 members strong and growing!

March 23,  2017

In This Issue...

  1. Celebrate and Learn
  2. Member Highlight
  3. Business Affiliate Highlight
  4. Upcoming Training
  5. Idaho Gives
  6. Policy Updates
  7. Moscow Nonprofit Roundtable 
  8. Grant Opportunity

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Idaho Rural Water Association
SDCD (Service Dogs for Children with Disabilities)
Community Cakes
Kids First Cast, Inc.
Caring Hearts & Hands of Hope
Metro Meals on Wheels
Foundation for Western Fish and Wildlife
Trinity Lutheran Church
Idaho Burners Alliance
Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association
Health West, Inc
Treasure Valley Artists Alliance
Xavier Charter School
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
CFEO- Caldwell Foundation for Educational Opportunity
Coeur d'Alene Library Foundation
Bustin' Out of Boise
Wood River Valley Studio Tour
HDSA Southern Idaho
Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust
White Pine Charter School
Happy Jack Cats, Inc
Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition
Idaho Humane Society
Stay-In-School Quinceanera Program Organization Inc
The Percolator Fund
United Vision for Idaho
South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society
Alley Repertory Theater
Artisians For Hope
Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center, Inc
Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen
Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway History Preservation Group, Inc.
Interlink Volunteer Caregivers, Inc.
Palouse Pathways
Big Tree Arts
Somali Bantu Community
Idaho Dads Inc
Planned Parenthood
Idaho Falls School District #91
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Paula D Winsor Foundation
The Friends of the Bishops' House
Idaho Urban Search and Rescue Foundation
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE)
Adaptive Cycling of Southern Idaho
Becker Bible Ministries, Inc.
Flourish Foundation
The Isaiah Foundation
Golden Eagle Audubon Society
Blazing Hope Youth Family Ranch
Saint Alphonsus Foundation
MC Shelter on Advocates Against Violence
Idaho Aviation Foundation, Inc.
Building Villages
Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
North Idaho Family Group
Post Falls Food Bank
Advocates for the West
Bonner Community Food Bank
St. Mary's Foundation
St. Rose's Garden
Friends of the North Bingham County District Library
League of Women Voters of Idaho
Bundled Blessings Fertility Foundation
Helping Hands Rescue, Inc.
Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary



Event Calendar

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.

Job Searchers, check this out! 

Looking for a new nonprofit career? Check out the job board to find your perfect match! 

Starting a nonprofit just got easier… 

Starting a nonprofit can be very rewarding, but also overwhelming and exhausting. The Idaho Nonprofit Center’s website is a wealth of knowledge for new and fledgling nonprofit organizations.

Check out our new
"Starting a Nonprofit in Idaho Checklist."

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Starting a Nonprofit Checklist



Celebrate, Learn From, & Share your Work

This month for CenterView I thought I might discuss a few of the things we have been working on here at the Idaho Nonprofit Center. As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we are not immune to the challenges that nonprofits face across our entire statewide sector. I hope by sharing our internal work with you, we can better support your work and also learn together.

In this article I will discuss a new tool we developed to manage the day to day highs and lows of nonprofit life, one of our learnings from event coordination and how we can better manage our income/expense, and our new approach to our monthly featured nonprofit member - based on my trip to Sandpoint last month.

I’ll start with our new tool for managing the daily (sometimes hourly) highs and lows that come along with our work for the nonprofit sector. I think all of you can relate to how it feels to chalk up several wins: maybe you got a grant you were hoping for, a sponsor came in for your annual gala, and one of your clients had an incredible personal success. Then the feelings when the low comes in: you didn’t get another grant you hoped for, or a donor decided they didn’t want to support your organization or maybe you received some negative feedback from a client.

It’s those “lows” that we tend to remember and ruminate on all too often. We don’t take the time to celebrate the highs and the wins like we should. At the Idaho Nonprofit Center we experience this ebb and flow like everyone out there. Just as quickly as you feel full and happy with success the bubble bursts and suddenly you feel low. Read More

Amy Little, President / CEO

Member Highlight: D91 Education Foundation  

 The Idaho Falls School District 91 Education Foundation has grown over the past two years and has “evolved into a granting organization offering programs to enrich educational opportunities” within the district. Executive Director, Marilou Hart, has worked for the organization since December 2014 and has seen the change first hand.

Surveys are used to evaluate the needs of students and teachers in their community. This process has worked in the past and Hart will continue to employ it to discover future projects and to measure their successes.

The D91 Education Foundation is getting creative with their fundraising efforts. In April, they will hold the 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee. “Teams of three will compete to see who can ‘bee’ the better speller!”

When asked what she wished she knew before starting her position, Hart responded with: “There are more challenges managing and motivating a board of directors [than I thought]. Many dedicated and intelligent people donate their time to nonprofit boards and it is often a challenge to create a cohesive working environment to benefit the mission of the foundation.” Learn more about best board practices here.

“I hope to see our organization grow and add programs that will assist our students and educators, there are so many wonderful educators with amazing ideas to bring to the classroom. The only thing holding them back is a lack of funding. We would love to be able to meet that need for them.”

Business Affiliate Highlight: GrantHub   

Is There a Better Way to Track Your Grants?

Are you still trying to use a combination of spreadsheets and other manual methods to keep track of it all? If so – we have a better way for you to consider! GrantHub is an online grant tracking solution that manages all your tasks, applications, reports and important grant documents – plus sends you email reminders when deadlines are coming due.

GrantHub can help you save time:

  • Manage your Funders & Grant Opportunities
  • Track Tasks / Grant Deadlines
  • Streamline Creation of New Proposals
  • Central Repository of Important grant documents
  • Track, Report & Communicate Grant Status 

Jamie Healy Grants Administrator, Charleston Animal Society
"I needed to take all of my spreadsheets, binders, and email reminders/task lists, and put it in one place. Basically, GrantHub simplified my life and completely erased my anxiety about potentially missing something."

Free Webinar on Organizing Your Grant Process

Idaho Nonprofit Center members receive a 20% discount on their first year's subscription. To learn more, sign up for a demonstration or a free trial at today! And if you are interested in purchasing - visit our webpage to receive your discount code on your first year’s subscription.

Upcoming Trainings 


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When: April 20, 4 – 6 p.m. 

Where: 3rd floor, Boise Public Library: 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

Join us for a panel discussion with a network of experts from 4 – 4:30 p.m. followed by a captivating feature presentation from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Learn more about Foundation Directory Online and the library nonprofit resources for the last 30 minutes.

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Idaho Nonprofit Center Policy Updates

After careful consideration, we have updated our policies. Every change is to protect and respect our members, community, and organization. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Moscow Nonprofit Roundtable 

  • 9 a.m., First Tuesday of each month
  • Fiske Room of the 1912 Center
  • 412 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID 83843

Each month a guest speaker shares local resources, best practices, and answers questions on pertinent topics. Past topics include volunteer management, board member engagment, and the benefits of creating an endowment. For more information, contact [email protected].


The Janice Seagraves Family Foundation Inc., located in Twin Falls, Idaho, funds grants to nonprofit organizations located, or providing services, along the old Highway 93 Corridor, North of the Nevada border and South of the Custer County, Idaho border.

For the 2017 year, we are focusing on the area of “child safety”, and are inviting letters of inquiry (one to two pages at the most) from  non-profits (501(c)(3)s), churches, schools, and governmental entities located along the Hwy 93 corridor; Minidoka, Cassia, Twin Falls, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome and Camus counties. We have not defined “child safety” as we wish to encourage grants that address that issue in typical and non-typical ways (you are encouraged to think outside of the box).

All letters of inquiry must be received in our offices, located at P.O. Box 5199, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303 by May 1, 2017. Those inquiries that meet our criteria will be invited in writing, to submit a full grant application and invited to make a full presentation at our large grant meeting scheduled for Monday June 12, 2017.

Federal Grants Available through Serve Idaho

Has your organization identified an unmet need in your community? Is your organization interested in learning how an AmeriCorps program grant could help meet those needs? If so, consider attending one of our free AmeriCorps Grant Bidders Workshops!

In these workshops, participants will learn about AmeriCorps programs, grant components and will work through activities corresponding to the grant application.

Serve Idaho will award $1.2 million in grants for the upcoming 2018-2019 year to fund AmeriCorps programs across Idaho. Funding is provided to the following priority areas:

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

Upcoming AmeriCorps Grant Bidders Workshops

  • March 29: Boise, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 6: Payette, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 18: Pocatello, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 19: Idaho Falls, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • April 28: Twin Falls, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • May 2: Coeur d'Alene, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • May 3: Lewiston, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register now for a workshop near you! More information can be found on our website. For any questions, please contact Kirstin Mann.

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