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October 29, 2015

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In the Issue

  1. Message from Janice
  2. Nonprofit Service-Learning Projects
  3. Legal Nonprofit Dissolution
  4. Training
  5. Call for 2016 Speakers
  6. Submit Your Events
  7. Welcome New Members
  8. Happy Anniversary
  9. Featured Grant
  10. Job Board

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Message from Janice

Encouragement from Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director

Here we go! November is Idaho Nonprofit Awareness Month. This is the month to further enhance and elevate the awareness of the role nonprofits play in communities across Idaho. The Center will be focused on the entire sector and are encouraging nonprofits to capitalize on existing activities to bring even more awareness to your mission. You don’t have to start something new – join in what’s already underway! Here are a few easy ways to get involved: 

  1. Nominate an individual, student, senior, or business as one of Idaho’s Brightest Stars.
  2. Celebrate National Philanthropy Day, November 15th and pay tribute to the contributions that philanthropy make happen.
  3. Work with your local government leaders on a proclamation for the month connecting the event to your mission. It’s fun, easy and free! Or use the proclamation the Idaho Nonprofit Center is having signed on Monday 11/2. We’ll be happy to provide you with a copy. 
  4. Recognize a business partner who makes a difference such as an accounting firm, print-shop, insurance agent, or other business. Use November Nonprofit Awareness Month to recognize their contribution to your day-to-day operations. 
  5. Post photos and your mission statement in social media with #IdahoNPawareness and encourage your network to pass it on, see how far it can go. 

Thank you for being engaged. You make Idaho great!


Internships and Service Learning Projects 

Universities often have many opportunities to partner with nonprofit organizations across Idaho. From business and communications to human resources and public administration, Universities are seeking meaningful opportunities that will enrich the student experience and support communities. Here are a few examples:

  • Development of a communication plan with a senior-level Communications class
  • Production of a marketing/PR campaign, including social media, with a PR course
  • Print document production (flyer, poster, brochures, annual reports) with a Senior-level English class
  • Volunteer management program development (developing a volunteer orientation training manual, volunteer handbook)

If you would like any additional details about how to start the process, contact your local university or call the Idaho Nonprofit Center and we’ll help you get started.


Grants Magic U

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint is your Step-By-Step Toolkit for Crafting a Winning Grant Proposal…Every Time!

"The Idaho Nonprofit Center's webinars are excellent. Most of us in the nonprofit community have limited travel money to go to training sessions away from our office. By our small staff of three individuals watching the videos together, we not only gain the knowledge from the video itself, but the side talk between the three of us after watching the webinar, is probably even more valuable. I recommend that all nonprofit organizations take advantage of future scheduled webinars. You will NOT be disappointed."

— Robert S. Runkle, Executive Director, Trinity Group Homes, Inc.

Where: Statewide, online.

Why: To develop or enhance your grant writing skills and you get to keep all the templates and electronic materials.

When: Every other Monday starting November 2nd through February 8th, a 90-minute video is released to you. It’s yours to use at your convenience individually or with your team.

Want more? Q&A phone calls are hosted on the alternating Monday’s to engage with the content experts and your Idaho colleagues.

Pricing: Members: $197 (Nonmember rate: $297)

Not a member? Join now.
Need the member discount code? Call us! (208) 424-2229

Visit this website for more details, a course outline and to register now!

Coffee and Coaching 

Coffee and Coaching 3 Part Series: Event Creation, Management, and Fundraising Maximization

Register for 1 or all 3 sessions based on your needs.

Why: We are all in event planning!

When: 9:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, November 3rd, 17th and December 1st

Where: Idaho Nonprofit Center Conference room, 5752 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 260, Boise

Pricing: $25 per session or $60 for all 3 sessions

Seating is limited to 25 per session. Sign up for all or part of the series now!

Danielle Snelson, President and CEO of Sona Productions, will share knowledge on successful event implementation, maximization of event ROI and fundraising success in multiple events including fundraising auctions. Danielle has managed many successful events to include: CEO of Influence, Women of the Year and many more. You will leave this series with best practices to create, revise and maximize your events and fundraisers.

Part 1: Successful Plan Creation for a First Time Event
When: 9:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, November 3rd

Part 2: How to Get the Best ROI From Your Events
When: 9:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, November 17th

Part 3: Maximize Your Fundraisers and Auctions
When: 9:00-11:00 am, Tuesday, December 1st

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


Nonprofit Dissolution 

The Idaho Nonprofit Center spends a lot of technical assistance and consulting time talking about how to start a nonprofit, governance, and ongoing activity to sustain a nonprofit successfully. From time-to-time, a nonprofit needs assistance to dissolve. There are specific requirements that nonprofits have to follow to dissolve and/or to sell assets. When making the tough decisions during a dissolution or sale of assets, guidance can be found in Idaho's Nonprofit Corporation Act.   

In general, three legal requirements apply under the common law of trusts and the Internal Revenue Code when the assets of a nonprofit are sold:

  1. Full and fair value must be paid for the charitable assets conveyed.
  2. The proceeds of such conveyance must be applied to proper charitable purposes.
  3. Private individuals must not receive improper private benefit. 

According to the experts, before selling assets, especially those that are central to its mission, a nonprofit should carefully consider whether the assets are restricted, whether the sale would be consistent with donor intent, and whether the Attorney General should be notified or court approval must be obtained prior to the sale. Read more about selling of assets here

Call for 2016 Training Speakers!

The Idaho Nonprofit Center has put out a national call for 2016 speakers. The team will be reviewing the first round of submissions in November. To make a recommendation, or for further details please 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.  

Welcome New Members

  • American Society Of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Idaho Farmers Market Association
  • Arriba Center, Inc.
  • The Grapevine

Happy Anniversary to our Renewing Members!

  • Idaho Trails Association
  • MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
  • Spectacular Spud Museum, Inc.
  • Terry Reilly Health Services
  • Higher Ground Sun Valley
As well as our renewing afffiliate member:
  • Ataraxis, Inc. - A Professional Employer Organization

Featured Grant

2016 Environmental Solutions for Communities

Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. The Idaho grant range is from $25,000-$75,000. Full Proposal Due Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Click here for more details and to apply!

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

Job Board

Job Board listings - details here

  • Advocate Coordinator, Family Advocates
  • Executive Director, Pend Oreille Arts Council
  • Bookkeeper, Genesis World Mission
  • Event Coordinator, Idaho Botanical Garden
  • PAS Specialist, RN, LINC
  • 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

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