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October 1, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Training
  3. Call for 2016 Speakers
  4. Submit Your Events
  5. Renewing Members
  6. Nonprofit Profitability
  7. Featured Grant
  8. Job Board

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Build Constellations, Not Stars

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

Collaboration is critical to success and it’s something we spend a lot of time talking about and encouraging. In reading The Foundation Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review last week, I found that both had published similar articles about networks and collaboration. Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success  by Jane Wei-Skillern and Nora Silver present principals based on a decade of research. One of the four principals is to ‘mobilize various organizations and resources that together can deliver more impact.’ To build a constellation, not just stars. As organizations continue to deliver services, is it possible to focus on respective strengths and partner with others to deliver broader mission impact? It’s a provocative article to read and reflect on how this can work in our communities.   

Reminder:  November is Idaho Nonprofit Awareness Month! 



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Idaho Nonprofit Center Exclusive: How to Captivate & Engage Constituents with Your Website

How do you convey the great work your organization is doing with blogs, photos and video? These tools are powerful ways to share the difference you're making in the world. We’ll cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what’s working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

When: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm MT
Pricing: Free to all! Click here for more information and to register

To explore and sign up for more exciting training opportunities visit our upcoming trainings webpage!

Nonprofit Profitability 

Jitasa Nonprofit Blog

There is a misconception when it comes to the nonprofit community, and that mistaken belief is that a nonprofit isn’t meant to make money. This is something I’ve had to explain entirely too many times to individuals that don’t understand nonprofits. The truth is, nonprofit organizations do in fact make or lose money just like for-profit organizations.

Just like a business, if a nonprofit is continually in the red they are not very likely to stay operational. However, combining the terms profitability and nonprofit seem to leave individuals with a nasty feeling. So instead the word profitability is replaced with sustainability. No matter what word you choose, the fact of the matter is that in order for a nonprofit organization to remain healthy, it must be profitable.

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Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Grant Development Director, Jannus, Inc.
  • Refugee Case Manager, Jannus, Inc.
  • President & Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima
  • Legacy Corps Member, Jannus, Inc.
  • Fund Development Specialist, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
  • Development Manager, Bishop Kelly High School
  • Communications VISTA, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Call for 2016 Training Speakers!

Would you like us to consider you as a potential presenter for numerous Idaho Nonprofit Center training events across Idaho in 2016? For information and details submission requirements, contact Erin Hutto: [email protected].

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

Visit our website for more information, to view the calendar and add your and event.  

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members!

  • Autism Society Treasure Valley
  • St. Luke's Health System
  • Salmon Arts Council
  • Idaho Friends of 4-H
  • Winter Wildlands Alliance
  • Gooding Community Chorale
  • Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho
  • The Idaho Foodbank

Featured Grant

The Griswold Cares Foundation

Deadline: October 12, 2015

The Griswold Cares Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that advance the Foundation’s mission of supporting respite and short-term home care services for those in need. Most grants will be made in the $500 to $2,000 range. Higher amounts may be awarded when a program is an exceptional fit with Foundation’s mission or giving priorities. The Griswold Cares Foundation typically awards grants for one year.

Visit the Griswold Cares Foundation website for more information and the grant application.

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


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