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Nonprofit Navigator 3/21/2022
Pitch Your Fundraiser Like a Pro
What are the best practices to pitch your Idaho Gives fundraiser? Join us as we share media tips and successful storytelling strategy.
By Kevin Bailey, CEO and the Idaho Nonprofit Center Staff
We had a fantastic visit around the state for our Regional Conferences. Hosting conferences in Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Moscow, Boise, Twin Falls, and Idaho has put a few miles on our tires but has reenergized our commitment to our mission of strengthening nonprofits in every community of our state.
Hannah is a proud supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have her join us as a new board member in 2022.
Hannah Liedkie is a valley native, growing up in Spalding, Idaho and attending school in Lapwai, Idaho, and Culdesac, Idaho, and then graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors in Sport Science in 2004. She began her career in Long Term Care. This led to the exploration of the Not-for-Profit sector and serving people with disabilities. She currently is the President and CEO of Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. that has been serving Lewiston and the surrounding areas since 1974.
Hannah and her husband Brett are raising a young daughter, Anna, and enjoy family time together. They spend a lot of time enjoying their backyard and the backyard of Idaho with friends and family. Brett works at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Anna attends Cornerstone Christian School and enjoys karate as well as making funny videos.
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Bills We Are Taking a Stance On
Find your Idaho legislator’s contact info here and let them know how your organization is impacted.
Thank you to Crystal Sinclair, Planned Giving Administrator of Mission Aviation Fellowship, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Their vision is to see isolated people changed by the love of Christ and their Mission is to serve together to bring help, hope, and healing through aviation.
Nonprofit Navigator 3/7/2022
Meet Our Board Member, Ernest Blackwelder
“His interest in the nonprofit sector was sparked when his mom started the first mental health and human services nonprofit in his hometown of 3,000 people in Central California 35 years ago.”
Ern is a proud supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have him join us as a new board member in 2022.
Ern moved back to Boise four years ago; he first lived in the great state of Idaho in the early 90s after marrying a Boise native. His interest in the nonprofit sector was sparked when his mom started the first mental health and human services nonprofit in his hometown of 3,000 people in Central California 35 years ago.
Ern co-founded and is a board member of the national nonprofit Compass, which harnesses the skills of volunteer professionals to provide consulting support to other nonprofits, and was a consultant and project leader for Bridgespan. Ern has served on several boards, and currently serves on the board of St. Luke’s Health Partners here in Boise.
Most of Ern’s business career has been in the healthcare sector. He is currently CEO of Onsite Dental, the pioneer and market leader in workplace dental care, with operations in 13 states and based in Orange County, California. Ern started his career at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company. He has a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard.
Bills We Are Taking a Stance On
Thank you to Austin McInerny, Executive Director of Be Good Foundation, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community! The Be Good Foundation enriches communities by using the bicycle as a catalyst for healing, empowerment, and evolution.
Q: What is one of the proudest accomplishments of your nonprofit?
"We are extremely proud of our efforts to support Idaho based nonprofits who work to make their communities stronger and to provide opportunities for residents to responsibly recreate and enjoy public lands."
Vanessa is a proud supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have her join us as a new board member in 2022.
A career nonprofit professional, Vanessa Moos, MPA has been serving her communities since 2008. She graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in Communications and earned a master's degree from California State University in Public Administration with a specialty in Public and Non-Profit Management.
Vanessa worked for the American Cancer Society for 12 years at the start of her career, growing roles from community events manager into grass tops fundraising events with top executives of global organizations. In 2016 she was promoted to a national role of writing and activating global volunteer onboarding processes for the American Cancer Society.
In 2019 Vanessa joined Children's Village in the role of Director of Charitable Giving. In May of 2021 she promoted to Acting Interim Chief Executive Officer and in August of 2021 was confirmed by both governing Boards of Directors as Chief Executive Officer.
Vanessa is wife to Coeur d'Alene native and pilot Eric and mother of two toddler boys, Baron and Everett. She enjoys gardening, rowing, and spending time with her family camping in the woods of North Idaho. Vanessa is a 2020 winner of Kootenai County Top 30 Under 40 awards, Coeur d’Alene Club Rotarian, and is a board member for the Idaho Nonprofit Center.
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