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.
In This Issue:
Tim is a long supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have him join us as a new board member in 2022.
Tim Adams started his nonprofit career while attaining his undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University and has spent the last 30 years continuing his goal to give back to society. He worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, Yosemite Institutes (now Nature Bridge), and YMCA of the East Bay serving in positions from Instructor to Director. Along the way, he achieved a Graduate Degree in Experiential Education, served on multiple boards, helped establish two nonprofits from the ground up, and most significantly met his wife, Shawn.
Over 14 years ago, Tim, Shawn, and their two sons, Finnegan and Benjamin, moved to Teton Valley Idaho from San Francisco. Their goal was to move to a locale in which they could connect with the community and be proud to raise their sons. Teton Valley met that vision then and continues to remind them of its truly special nature. Tim served as the Executive Director of Teton Valley Trails and Pathways for 11 years before becoming the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley in November of 2018.
By Kim Ellsworth, Marketing & Communications Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center
"Marketing and communications within nonprofits – especially at smaller organizations– always seem to take a backseat. This makes sense as the priority should go to achieving individual missions. However, investing even a little time and money into marketing will make a big difference and will ultimately help your bottom line."
By Kevin Bailey, CEO, Idaho Nonprofit Center
I just finished reading Brad Stulberg’s The Practice of Groundedness and one line in the first few pages just hit me right away with that “Oh da** that’s me!” feeling.
“They tell themselves how much they want to turn it off...And yet when they do, they feel unsettled and restless, fluctuating between aimlessness and angst. They know that always being on isn’t the answer, but they never feel quite right when they are off. Many men describe it as a cumbersome need to be bulletproof, invincible. Many women report feeling like they must be everything always, continually falling short of impossible expectations.”
Caldwell based foundation, The Whittenberger Foundation awarded funds to 56 charitable and educational organizations throughout Idaho focusing on the well-being of children and families.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act
HR 6161, the bipartisan House Bill introduced in December 2021, would restore eligibility for the ERTC for the fourth quarter of 2021. This would potentially impact your nonprofit’s bottom line by providing a refundable tax credit. Learn more here.
Over 40 national charitable nonprofits have signed the ERTC coalition letter in support of the renewal of this legislation. It is now open for regional organizations to sign.
INC members will get the updated 2022 report that features Idaho nonprofit wages and benefit trends, a $300 value, for free. Not a member? Join here.
Thank you to Rebecca Zanatta, President of RJZ Connections, Inc. for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: How can you/your company support the nonprofit sector?
"Relationships are important in any business. They are especially important in fundraising. Building trust and showing true interest in a person’s experiences, beliefs, and values will bring rewarding return to you personally and professionally."
Happening Now in Idaho
The most important legislative items affecting nonprofits in Idaho:
"The rapidly transmissible omicron variant has upended plans for providing in-person service to clients in need and has again delayed returns to the office for millions of nonprofit employees who have worked remotely for nearly two years."
Nonprofits will be Vital to Distributing Federal Funds Efficiently
By Kevin Bailey, CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. This letter has been co-signed by 22 nonprofit executives from across Idaho listed below.
Over the past two – difficult – years, nonprofits have been working overtime to help put dinner on the table, ensure children have winter coats, and help families pay rent. Organizations around the state still have waiting lists to serve people with these vital, immediate needs. Idaho prides itself on private sector solutions and small government and now is the time for local cities, counties, and the state to let nonprofits lead.
Updates on Issues Discussed in the Past Legislative Watch:
Thank you to Anca Trifan, Founder, Creator, Producer, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: What does your company do?
"Tree-fan Events is a woman-led boutique event planning and production agency that will come alongside you, offering event planning and production, technical consultation, strategic event design, production management, and live-streaming for live, virtual, and hybrid events. We are passionate about planning and producing event experiences that get people involved with true moments of interaction, engagement, and co-creation, while offering white-glove treatment pre and day-of-event, enabling you to reach your event’s goals with the use of creativity, production tools & technology."
Sunrise Retreats designs professionally facilitated wellness retreats to give those navigating the death of a partner a landing pad for grief surrounded by nature, creativity, good food, healing touch, compassionate people, and opportunities to replenish, rejuvenate and re-ignite the whole being while honoring the journey of grief as widows and widowers.
Thank you to Executive Director and founder Marni Henderson for your incredible service and continued devotion to your community!
Interested in highlighting your organization? Tell us your story and we'll share it all year long.
Before we jump into 2022, let’s take a look at where we left off in 2021. Below is a brief report on several policy issues from 2021 that impact the nonprofit sector:
"While there is only so much we can control in terms of what 2022 holds, I would encourage us all as nonprofit employees and leaders to prioritize our own mental health and wellbeing as well as that of our teams and staff."
Dear Idaho Nonprofit sector,
As we venture into 2022, like all of you, I have spent some time reflecting on 2021 and my first five months as CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. The first word that comes to mind is: gratitude.
“For all that has been. Thank you. For all that is to come, Yes!” – Dag Hammarskjold.
This quote has really resonated with me as we turn the page and enter the new year with (admittedly) a fair amount of trepidation about what the future holds. It may also sound odd to be in the business of “thanking” all that has been in 2021. But in our sector, once again, you have all risen to the occasion, pivoting once again to meet the needs of our communities. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Idaho’s nonprofits are truly made up of everyday heroes.
Thank you to Zeb Moers, Operations and Outreach Manager at LEAP Housing, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Mission: To develop and preserve affordable housing while providing empowering services that lead to greater housing stability.
Thank you to Preeti Tikekar, CEO at Membition, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: How can you / your company support the nonprofit sector?
"We are a team of passionate women, who have combined our experiences working with nonprofits to help organizations like yours grow. Membition is a one stop platform that enables member based non-profit associations save money and value volunteer time by streamlining and managing their day-to-day operations, automating workflows, and consolidating data for memberships, events, volunteers and mailing lists."
When: Wed. Dec. 15 @ 11 - 12:30pm MT
Individuals inside organizations & institutions have the ability to redefine, reimagine, & recreate power. Let's learn more together on Dec. 15!
More Funds Available
The COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs still have billions of dollars available to help small businesses hard hit by the pandemic, including nonprofits. They have also made the application process more simple than when first introduced.
Applications are due Dec. 31 and all applicants should file their applications as soon as possible to allow for processing. Ask your lender or the SBA if you have any questions.
Regional Conferences are a on-day opportunity for nonprofit leaders to increase their skills and knowledge in the nonprofit sector. If you are interested in being a speaker, please complete this form by Jan. 8th.
Thank you Katie Casillas, Director of Marketing and Communications for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: What does your company do?
"GolfStatus.org is a give-back initiative designed to get technology--specifically golf event management and fundraising technology--into the hands of nonprofits so they can leverage the sport to engage new and existing donors, connect with new and existing corporate partners/sponsors, save time and conserve resources, and raise more money for important causes."
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