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March 24, 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

Idaho Gives is six weeks away! Has your organization registered for the biggest philanthropic day in Idaho? 

Register by visiting our website.


Our Most Valuable Asset

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

People are a highly valuable asset in all employment sectors. Investing in people can take many different forms in an organization and will support recruiting and retaining top talent. Investing in people can showcase their talents and skills, and possibly help further develop a higher sense of purpose.

According to Roberta Matuson, Forbes magazine contributor, "many organizations hold a tight reign on training budgets because they fear people will leave the organization after they have invested all this money in them. However, just as many people leave organizations because they do not feel valued by their employers."

In another publication scientists analyzed ten prospective studies with 136,265 participants and concluded that possessing a high sense of purpose in life is associated with a reduced risk of mortality, Psychosomatic Medicine, Feb-March 2016 issue.

Whether investment in employees is education, training, professional development, or includes supporting their higher sense of purpose by celebrating their contributions, or time off to volunteer, the recognition of the team members as valuable assets to organization and communities is investment that with have significant returns.

"Before you're a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."

- Jack Welch, retired chairman and CEO, General Electric

With thanks and gratitude,


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, 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 team member: 208-424-2229


Coffee and Coaching

Board Fundamentals - three-part series

Join a compelling three-part series on Board Fundamentals. These sessions will explore board development, board members as fundraisers, and lessons learned from an experienced board president. This series will help further your 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.

Register now!

Did you know....

Techsoup logo 

TechSoup provides the transformative technology solutions, the digital platforms, and the in-person experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world. Visit to see how Techsoup can help your organization. 

New and Renewing Members

Welcome New Members!

  • Aslan Christian Academy
  • Boise Hive
  • FACES Family Justice Center
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center
  • Idaho Black History Museum
  • JEMfriends
  • Selkirk Conservation Alliance
  • Youth Endowment for Activities Foundation

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members:

  • ANH of Bear Lake
  • First Baptist Church Food Pantry
  • Friends of the McCall Public Library
  • H.S. Jeshua Ministries
  • Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
  • Idaho Coalition for Justice
  • Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre
  • Idaho Tiny House Association
  • Meridian Symphony Orchestra
  • Rising Stars Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.

View list of current Nonprofit Members.

A Word from Our Affiliate

PMI Western Idaho logo 

The Project Management Institute Western Idaho Chapter is the local chapter of the Project Management Institute and offers project management education opportunities to not-for-profit organizations at little or no cost. PMIWIC works to improve organizational success and further mature the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. Visit for more information or contact: [email protected] with questions. 

Member Mentions

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage logo 

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council is a girl-led youth development organization that, along with a team of 2,300 local volunteers, delivers relevant educational leadership programs that help build girls of courage, confidence, and character who positively impact the communities in which they live. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage impacts more than 4,200 girls throughout southern Idaho, Northern Nevada and Eastern Oregon.

Girl Scouts provides a national K-12 leadership curriculum that supports girls inside and outside of school. Programs and activities are designed to build self-esteem, integrity, and leadership skills--all of which enable girls to reach their full potential in school, in their personal lives and in their communities. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage perform more than 270,000 hours of community service each year. For more information, please visit our website at www.

Member Benefit

Notary Public logo 

The Idaho Nonprofit Center is pleased to offer complimentary Notary Public services to all members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. Please call 208-424.2229 to make an appointment with a staff member. 

Grant Opportunity

Brainerd Foundation logo 

The Grassroots Fund was established to strengthen the Northwest conservation community at its roots.

Grants are typically made to small organizations confronting critical challenges in their communities. These groups bring their local perspective and knowledge to the challenges at hand. Organizations requesting support should bring community views to conservation issues, democratizing efforts to solve regional environmental problems; demonstrate leadership, offering innovative approaches at the grassroots level; work in geographies or on issues that build on the Brainerd Foundation's strategies and goals; collaborate with other organizations, campaigns or coalitions in the region; and operate with an annual budget (typically no more than $250,000) where a small grant can go a long way.

Typical grants, awarded year-round at staff discretion, range from $5,000 to $10,000 and are awarded for a one-year term. Inquiries are accepted on an ongoing basis. 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

  • Safe Routes to School Campaign Director, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
  • Field Organizer, Conservation Voters for Idaho
  • Administrative Assistant, Conservation Voters for Idaho
  • Accounting Technician, The Peregrine Fund
  • Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross
  • Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation
  • Education Coordinator, Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Education Impact Manager, Treasure Valley Education Partnership
  • Operations Assistant, Idaho Primary Care Association
  • Business Specialist, Learning Lab
  • Light the Night Walk - Manager, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • RN Case Manager, Hospice Visions
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Friends of Zoo Boise

Idaho Nonprofit Center      (208) 424-2229