Hello Friends! When I began at the Idaho Nonprofit Center 4 ½ years ago, I had no idea what to expect, as I was new to the role, new to the nonprofit sector and even new to Boise. I was super excited to become involved with members, sponsors, and funders. But what I really wanted to do was to make friends with them all.
And I did. With my pals at the Center, with my Leadership Boise class, with my AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) group, with my development directors happy hour group, and with my sponsors, contacts, members and donors. And I thank you all!
Everything I have done in the past 4 years has prepared me for my next step as the Director of the West Ada Education Foundation. My last day at the Center will be June 24th.
I've seen firsthand the remarkable impact a teacher can have on a child and know all the extras that teachers offer. I'm the daughter of a retired teacher.
My boss, Amy, always says that her job as president is to prepare her staff for the next step and knows that we won't stay forever. She wouldn't want us to. I have learned so much from her. And it is these lessons that I take with me to the Education Foundation.
I can honestly say that I consider my work friends as part of my family. We have celebrated family milestones together and mourned the losses. We enjoy Coffee Wednesdays together and share love and laughter with the office dogs and virtual happy hours.
Thank you to my pals at the Center: Kim, June, Linzi, Summer, Evin, and Amy. I have so enjoyed working with you, celebrating with you, laughing with you, and learning from you. We have conquered a lot in 4 years and I will miss you greatly.
Thank you sponsors, business affiliates, nonprofit organizations, funders. friends and those who support the Idaho Nonprofit Center. I will miss you.
Changes at the Idaho Nonprofit Center
Keri Davidson has been a wonderful and crucial addition to our team. We are tremendously sad to see her go but excited for her new adventure with the West Ada Education Foundation!
With Keri’s departure, additional leadership roles were needed. It is an honor to announce that those positions have been filled internally by Evin Bask, now Director of Membership and Development, and Kim Ellsworth, now Director of Marketing and Communications.
Both have been with the Idaho Nonprofit Center since August of 2016. They have done an incredible job of growing our programs and services, bringing awareness to the Center, and have demonstrated wonderful leadership in these past four years.
Please join us in welcoming them to their new responsibilities!
Join the Team! – Applications Open Until June 15, 6:00 pm MT
The Training and Program Coordinator will play a critical role in achieving the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s vision to provide high quality programs to its statewide members and other constituents. This is an entry-level position with room for advancement.
Advanced Analysis with BSU
The Predictive Analytics class at Boise State University, taught by Dr. Christie Fuller, is looking for organizations to partner with during the Fall 2020 semester and beyond. The students have been successfully partnering with nonprofits for the last two years. The class can perform advanced analysis on your data to enable decision making in your organization. Ideal data will be able to be put into Microsoft Excel, have at least a few hundred rows and at least ten columns.
Previous problems explored by the class include:
Boot Camp THIS Friday!
Boot camp isn’t just for chairs and presidents! At Board MEMBER Boot Camp, attendees will leave with a better understanding of their roles, tasks, responsibilities and be able to identify strategies to increase board member engagement.
PPP Loan Maximization
Join Christine Perez, CPA, Eide Bailly, for an interactive session discussing the PPP loan guidance update. Learn more about this opportunity and what your organization needs to do to prepare.
Resilience and Ingenuity of Idahoans
Governor Brad Little announced the launch of ONE Idaho, an initiative to highlight the resilience and adaptability of Idaho businesses, employees and consumers as the state moves through stages of reopening and rebounding.
We are offering five hours of complimentary one-on-one consulting with a Business Affiliate Member Consultant.
Nonprofit organizations receive:
Eligible nonprofits must:
Bravery, Generosity, and Kindness
Through August 31, 2020, Multiplying Good is accepting nominations of individuals, companies, programs, and organizations that are giving back at every level.
The One in a Million Awards campaign seeks to celebrate the millions whose acts of bravery, generosity, and kindness are bringing our nation together in this time and, through recognition, inspire others to do the same. Multiplying Good believes that every act, in this time, is extraordinary. This campaign is designed for everyone to nominate anyone who inspires them.
$75 for Conference!
During the conference, all attendees will have the opportunity to fully participate in their chosen breakout sessions through microphone enabled live Q and As, polls, and text chat features. Also, for those breakout sessions you do not attend live, you will be able to view the recordings after the event has ended.
Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses
Idaho small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and the backbone of our state’s economy. However, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has forced widespread closures of small businesses across the Gem State, threatening livelihoods, acute job losses, and imperiling the future of local establishments across our state.
Child care Emergency Grant
In support of all Idahoans safely returning to work, Idaho Child care Emergency Grants are available for most Idaho child care programs that provide work related childcare; that are currently licensed by the State of Idaho or their city and/or currently certified for the Idaho Child Care Program.
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The U.S Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
FEMA Application for Nonprofits
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and numerous tribes are working directly with FEMA under President Trump’s March 13, 2020, nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19. Under this emergency declaration, and subsequent major disaster declarations, certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of PNP applicants and work performed in accordance with the COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations.
Homeless Veteran Assistance
The VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides funding for eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation offers support for community organizations responding to COVID-19
Community organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and demand for vital services. Through Rocky Mountain Power’s charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has committed $311,500 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
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