CenterView - February 2021
Welcoming Sheila Hennessey, Interim CEO
I want to send greetings and good wishes to the members, stakeholders, and supporters of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. I have the honor of leading the Center for the next few months as its Interim CEO, providing management oversight as well as leading the search for the Center’s permanent CEO.
As Amy Little writes in her piece in this issue of CenterView, the decision to hire an Interim CEO was an intentional and well-considered plan for successfully navigating this leadership transition. While we have all been humbled by change and uncertainty in the last year, we have also seen organizations and individuals use this time of transition to reassess, to innovate, and to emerge stronger.
I like this quote by Idaho’s own Kristin Armstrong:
How an Interim CEO Benefits Your Organization
As I am closing in on my final hours at the Idaho Nonprofit Center, I wanted to circle back and review the transition plan with the community, in the hope that our experience might be a useful guide. The one thing I committed to doing at the Center was to always share what we learn as an organization. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us in the nonprofit sector, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it leads to staff changes. It is not why I left, but burnout is often a factor when deciding to move on.
But first, a story. Once upon a time, in an organization far, far away, an executive director gave their notice.
What Does a Brand and Style Guide Mean for Your Nonprofit?
Whether your nonprofit is a team of one or a team of 101, some type of brand and style guide is always helpful for your organization. These guides can help with transitions, onboarding new staff or volunteers, and can improve your productivity.
Through my process of creating the Center’s brand and style guide, I found many tricks and resources that can help you begin your guide creation.
Member Highlight: Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center, Inc.
Thank you to Laura Musbach Drake, Executive Director for Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center, Inc., for your continued partnership and service to your community!
Q: How has your organization evolved over the years?
Planning for its 25th year of celebration, the Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center and the Festival have expanded greatly from their humble beginnings, yet the goals and objectives of the Center and the Festival remain the same - preserving the stories and history of sheep ranchers and herders, celebrating the rich cultures of the past and present, and entertaining and educating children and adults about the production of food and fiber that have sustained local economies for generations.
Q: Why did you decide to invest in INC membership?
I have always believed in the benefits of continuing education in one's industry as well as the importance of collaborating, partnering, networking and learning from colleagues.
Member Highlight: Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA)
Thank you to Julie Bernhard, Director of Lead Management & Referrals for Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA), for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: What is one highlight of the past year?
The highlight of the past year has been seeing how despite a hard market and a global pandemic, NIA has continued to ensure that nonprofits have their own insurance carrier that operates so members can continue their important services.
Q: What have you benefited most from INC membership?
We have been members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center since 2008, and like INC - we are proud to assist nonprofits of all budget sizes and geographic regions across Idaho.
We would like to recognize a few members who are hitting some pretty impressive milestones with Idaho Nonprofit Center. Thank you for being a part of our organization!
Welcome to Our New Members Who Joined Idaho Nonprofit Center
Welcome to Our Newest Affiliate Member of the Idaho Nonprofit Center!
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