11th Annual Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference

Connect, Create, Collaborate 

THE PREMIER EVENT for nonprofit leaders committed to strengthening our organizations, our sectors and our communities in Idaho.  This conference has compelling speakers and content to offer anyone who touches the nonprofit sector.  Register now! 

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Day 1: Tuesday, September 23

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 & 24, 2014

Where: Boise State University, Student Union Building

Parking: Free parking on the BSU campus is available for conference attendees.

Lodging: Residence Inn by Marriott, with a special discounted room rate of $86.00 per night. Details here

Vu Le

Featuring Keynote Speaker Vu Le

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs, Executive Directors and Founders
  • New and Veteran Board Members
  • Funders, Foundations, and Corporate Contributions Managers
  • Business, Community and Civic Leaders
  • Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers

Choose from SIX tracks:

  1. Fundraising and Sustainability
  2. Sponsorships!
  3. Professional Development
  4. Business Tools
  5. Inspiration
  6. Technology You Need

NEW! Curbside Consulting – gives you an opportunity to individually connect with experienced experts. Bring your questions on topics related to board development, fundraising, professional coaching and more.

Look for a special session on Idaho Gives Idaho Gives is a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and together we raised $782,862 from 7,566 unique donors and 12,388 donations – in just one day! Mark your calendars for May 7, 2015 and join the Idaho Gives conversation at the annual conference.

Idaho Gives logo

7:30 - 8:45 am Registration and Exhibitor Fair 
9:00 - 9:45 am Welcome & Conference Kick-off, Nora Carpenter, CEO, United Way of the Treasure Valley and Chair of the Board, Idaho Nonprofit Center

Idaho Economic Impact Report of Idaho Nonprofit Sector, Janice Fulkerson, Executive Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center & Stephen Peterson, Research Economist, University of Idaho
10:00 - 11:00 am The Essential Ingredients for Moving Policy Forward: Education and Advocacy, A panel of Idaho Legislators facilitated by Laurel Sayer, Board Member, Idaho Nonprofit Center
11:15 am - 12:15 pm You think you Have a Story? Panel Presentation with media leaders and journalist, facilitated by Brian Cronin, Strategies360 
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
Exhibitors Fair – Meet them all and win prizes!
Connect with our Curbside Consultants
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Boards on Fire! Authentic Leadership in Strategic Fundraising, Susan Howlett, Author, Consultant
4:00 - 5:00 pm Exhibitors Fair – Meet them all and win prizes!
6:00 - 8:30 pm   Idaho Nonprofit Excellence Awards Celebration

Day 2: Wednesday, September 24

7:15 - 8:00 am Registration and Exhibitor Fair 
8:00 - 9:00 am Keynote Address Happy Hour, a Tool for Social JusticeKeynote Speaker Vu Le, Director, Rainier Valley Corps 
9:15 - 10:30 am Concurrent workshops  see below
10:45 am - 12:00  Concurrent workshops  see below
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch
Exhibitors Fair – Meet them all and win prizes!
Connect with our Curbside Consultants
1:15 - 2:30 pm Concurrent workshops – see below
2:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Raffle Prize Give-away

Concurrent Workshops – Wednesday 9/24

Choose from SIX Tracks: 9:15 -10:30 am 10:45 am - 12:00 pm 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Track 1: Fundraising and Sustainability

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Endowment Fundamentals, Darin DeAngeli, P.C., Partner How Every Fundraiser Can Stop Falling Retention Rates with Recurring Gifts, Wayne Robbins, Bloomerang Developing & Managing a Fantastic Fundraising Team, Beth Markley, Principal Counsel, Markley, LLC

Track 2: Sponsorships! 

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New Rules: Engaging Corporate Sponsors in Today’s Competitive Market, Barbara Harrington, Founder of Sponsorship Plus New Rules: Engaging Corporate Sponsors in Today’s Competitive Market, Barbara Harrington, Founder of Sponsorship Plus Idaho Corporate Sponsors: What They Need from You, A Panel Discussion with Leading Corporate Foundations  

Track 3: Professional Development

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Great Leaders Matter in any Business – The Key to Unlocking High Performance Teams, Allison Dunn, ActionCoach Productivity Tools & Strategies for Connection and Collaboration, Daphne Mallory, Esq., Speaker/Trainer  Forging Community Connections, Gundy Kaupins, Ph.D., SPHR and Caile Spear, Ph.D, MCHES, FAAHE, Boise State University

Track 4: Business Tools

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Build a Strong Team Culture & Retain Staff With Limited Resources,  Connie Miller CEO, ICON Credit Union 

Flipping the Iceberg, Riding the Hedgehog & Other Concepts for the Nonprofit Toolbox, Vu Le, Director, Rainier Valley Corps

What is Brand? Jane Naillon, Founder, See Jane Brand Strategy

Track 5: Inspiration 

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RESET!  Define Your Own Success, Don Reiman, President & Founder, Echelon Group, Author

500 Miles of Inspiration, Kurt Koontz, Author/Speaker

Outside the Box: Creative (Re)Bootcamp for Weary Professionals, Nancy Buffington, PhD, Owner, Boise SpeakWell 

Track 6: Technology You Need

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What They See, Is What You Get: Using visual storytelling to engage, connect and motivate your donors, Rich Dietz, Founder, Nonprofit R+D

Experience Mapping: A tool for evaluating the experiences of your members, donors and partners with your organization, Marlene Mussler-Wright, Creative Director at Access Idaho

Demystifying the Cloud and IT on a Budget, Jim Merritt, General Manager, Corporate Technologies 

Thank you to all of our sponsors

    Harris & Co    Idaho Central Credit Union     US Bank      Century Link