I’ve been on the road a lot the past few weeks. I spent three days in Chicago where I gained a deeper appreciation for the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s role for policy and advocacy on behalf of our incredible nonprofit sector. While there, I was able to sketch out a long-term plan to develop a more robust policy and advocacy arm for the Idaho Nonprofit Center.
In the meantime, we are working very hard for our members to continue to bring more value to your membership investment, deliver quality training opportunities (we hope to see you at the Statewide Nonprofit Conference this week) and to continue to recognize and champion our sector as a whole.
One of the best ways we can recognize the achievements of individual nonprofits is through our Nonprofit Excellence Awards event on Thursday, September 22nd. Even if you aren’t attending the conference, we hope you can join us in celebration of the incredible work your nonprofit peers are doing in your communities.
Speaking of communities, Keri Davidson, our development director, and I traveled to Idaho Falls earlier this month, meeting with funders who support the work of our nonprofits in the local community and attended the Eastern Idaho Coffee Hour group. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about your amazing work! Look out North Idaho: we’re coming to see you in October!
Stay tuned as we plan more trips around the state to meet with existing and newly formed nonprofit support networks.
As I write this message I am sitting in the airport in Missoula, after spending three days at the Philanthropy Northwest Conference. I took part in two sessions where we facilitated some great conversations about funders, capacity building and sustainability issues and our collective roles. We look forward to welcoming Maya Thornell-Sandifor from Philanthropy Northwest on our Funder’s Panel at conference next week and are grateful for our partnership with them.
Enjoy this month’s CenterView and all the great information we wish to share with our nonprofit sector. Thanks for reading and being a part of our work.
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