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October 15, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Erin
  2. Training
  3. The Forgotten Fundraising Tool
  4. Call for 2016 Speakers
  5. Submit Your Events
  6. Renewing Members
  7. Affiliate Members
  8. Featured Grant
  9. Job Board

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Message from Erin

Erin Hutto

By Erin Hutto, Programs Director

As fall settles in we are looking forward to November because it is Idaho Nonprofit Awareness Month! A month to celebrate philanthropy, volunteerism, and the important things that all nonprofits do to fulfill their missions. Idaho Nonprofit Awareness month is about expanding public understanding of the important role nonprofit organizations play in building healthy vibrant Idaho communities. It’s also an opportunity to say recognize volunteers and thank supporters. You may participate in the celebration in many ways, there is no prescribed set of activities. Examples include: proclamations from local government officials, attending an event or social gathering with other nonprofit members, hosting a nonprofit party, and leading a social media campaign. Nonprofit Awareness Month is a great opportunity to reach out to your network of supporters to reinforce all the good things your organizations does every day and talk about your ongoing successes and how the community can get involved in your mission. Here’s a tool kit we’ve developed to get you started.

During Nonprofit Awareness Month – and year round – we will help you spread the word in our social media, too! Post a short video clip or pictures highlighting your achievement and share them with the Idaho Nonprofit Center in social media.

If you haven’t done this yet, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter – we often share what’s happening across the state in our social media channels. Make sure you use the hashtag in November: #IdahoNPawareness

Stay tuned for more news, training events, community gatherings and fun ideas to make the most of Nonprofit Awareness Month. Let’s CELEBRATE you!


Grants Magic U

The Magic of the One-Page Grant Proposal: 10 Simple Questions To Super-Power Your Grants Success! Webinar

RSVP to join a free introductory Grant Proposal Training brought to you by the Idaho Nonprofit Center in partnership with GrantsMagic U. In this one hour webinar training you will discover the "Magic Wand" - one-page fill-in-the-blanks template that can super-power your grants success to help transform your good ideas into great grant-funded programs!

When: Monday, Oct 19, 12 noon MT /11 am PT
What: The Magic of the One-Page Grant Proposal: 10 Simple Questions To Super-Power Your Grants Success! Webinar
Cost: Free with RSVP
Questions: Call us at the Idaho Nonprofit Center. 208-424-2229

This webinar will also give you a short sneak-peak at The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint—a brand-new 8-session online program which offers an all-in-one "toolkit" with everything you need to dramatically up level your grant seeking success—no matter where you're starting out! This series begins on November 2nd and is only available to nonprofits in Idaho—with a special discount for Idaho Nonprofit Center members! Registration is now open. Want to find out more? Click here for complete details.

Coffee and Coaching 

Coffee and Coaching: How to Engage and Retain your Team – from Millennials to Boomers

When: Tuesday, October 20th
Time: 7:30-9:00am
Where: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room, 5752 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 260, Boise
What: “How to Engage and Retain your Team – from Millennials to Boomers”
Pricing: $25 per session

Michelle Larson, a former HP executive and consultant to nonprofits, will be joined by Laura Smith, Idaho Central Credit Union Public Relations Manager and Idaho Nonprofit Center board member, to share their knowledge on hiring, engaging and retaining your team of employees or volunteers regardless of what generation they are in. Learn how to create a sustainable, and happy work enjoinment for millennials and boomers alike. You will leave this session with tangible practices to create a positive environment for your whole team as well as having time during the session to share best practices with other nonprofit organizations.

Seating is limited to 25 per session. Sign up now!

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

Welcome New and Renewing Affiliates!

  • Max Giving
  • Agnew::Beck Consulting

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Director of Development, Sun Valley Center for the Arts
  • CASA Program Manager, Family Advocates
  • Program Manager, The Cabin
  • Executive Director, Family Safety Network
  • Event Director, Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc.
  • Director of Development, Friends of Zoo Boise
  • 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

The Forgotten Fundraising Tool

By Michael Pearson

Every month I see a new article or advertisement touting the new and best methods for raising money. From social media and online apps to direct mail and face-to-face solicitation, the tools for fundraisers are growing and becoming more diverse.

However, with more options comes more opportunity to become distracted by the next big thing. I might get sick if I hear one more thing about how crowd funding saved the nonprofit sector.

There is no need to be wary of “the next big thing,” but it is important to prove that new strategies and new tactics are effective at achieving your goals. Whether your strategies and tactics are a new venture or more conventional, the overall goal of a fundraiser is to be a better fundraiser tomorrow than today. Achieving this goal can be the catalyst for growth and empower the development of your organization and mission.

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Call for 2016 Training Speakers!

The Idaho Nonprofit Center has formally published a call for speakers for the 18-24 months. Do you have a favorite you would recommend? Are you a potential presenter? Tell us about it! 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!

  • Community Foundation of Teton Valley
  • Trinity Group Homes, Inc.
  • Boise Cooperative Preschool
  • Lewiston Civic Theatre
  • Bonner Community Food Bank
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Magic Valley
  • The Peregrine Fund
  • McCall Arts & Humanities Council
  • Monastery of St. Gertrude
  • United Way of Treasure Valley
  • Jannus
  • La Posada, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Idaho
  • Idaho Medical Group Management Association
  • Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services
  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden
  • Girls on the Run Treasure Valley

Featured Grant

Payette Forward - Submission Deadline is Nov 8th

Idaho Based Nonprofits- Payette Forward IPA will be brewed by Payette Brewing and is put on tap mid-December each year. 100% of proceeds from sales of this IPA will be donated to a selected Idaho non-profit.

Visit the Payette Forward website for more information and to view the application.

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


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