Fulfilling Our Mission - For You
Fifteen years ago the Idaho Nonprofit Center received its IRS ruling as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Since that time we have gone through many changes but our promise to the Idaho nonprofit sector has remained the same: to inspire, connect, and advocate for a stronger Idaho.
I can go as far back as 2008 to find meeting minutes when the Center formalized the purpose of the public policy committee. The Center continues to do a variety of work in policy and advocacy. In years past we hosted a Nonprofit Legislative Day, a Nonprofit Public Policy Forum, and still publishes the Legislative Watch, an e-newsletter throughout the state legislative session.
Member Highlight: Santa's Cause
Started in 2005 by Kelly Peterson, Santa’s Cause has been providing Christmas stockings to foster children for 12 years. It is a very busy time for this South Central Idaho nonprofit. They “provide gifts for all foster kids in Region 5, which spans from Gooding to the Mini Cassia area, Hailey to Twin.”
Their services have expanded over the last five years to include additional Christmas gifts and scholarships for extracurricular activities. This helps support foster children and lessens the financial burden on foster families.
Peterson and her team have also added the Tooth Fairy to the organization’s payroll. “This program provides orthodontic care for foster and economically disadvantaged children.”
December’s Call an Expert (a member only, monthly call with a business professional to help answer your questions), was filled with great information about contacting Idaho’s government officials. Brad Griff, Regional Director for U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador, shared great advice based on his experience working in Idaho congressional offices.
New Year Training
Forget the chocolate! Give the gift of training to nonprofits this holiday season! We have exciting workshops and classes in early 2018 that will have your nonprofit celebrating the new year in style.
Choose from a list of various experience and price levels to help your organization succeed; including a discount on Regional Nonprofit Forums!
Nonprofit leaders throughout the Northwest trust WhiteRock Consulting Group for fundraising counsel and leadership training. Founded in 2002 in Pullman by Kristin Prieur, WhiteRock consultants help plan everything from capital campaigns to annual giving appeals. In addition to sharing their knowledge of fundraising, the group provides guidance in organizational development and board leadership.
Prieur’s team includes Laurel York-Odell and Beth Hammock, both respected fundraisers and marketing and communications leaders. We know the region’s culture of philanthropy. Turn to us for:
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