The Idaho Nonprofit Center office will be closed on Fridays this summer - between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However, the INC staff will be working remotely and can be reached via email and phone (208-424-2229).
Enjoy the sunshine
Nonprofit organizations may apply for one-time services such as startup assistance, applying for nonprofit status with the IRS, bookkeeping and payroll setup and process improvement, consulting services, tax preparation or assistance in preparing for an audit.
The goal of the Helping Hands program is to provide professional assistance and consulting on projects or problems faced by nonprofit organizations, so that these local organizations can continue to provide benefits to our community.
All existing or startup nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the grant. The application is easy, just tell Harris CPAs about your organization and how they can help.
This month, Liz Woodruff of Idaho Voices for Children will join us. Call an Expert is a member only monthly call with a business professional to help answer any and all your questions.
Potential questions to ask:
Make the Case for Marketing Investment - Free Webinar
Independent Sector is offering a free webinar on the importance of marketing to advance your mission:
Marketing has a reputation for being a luxury rather than a mission-critical necessity in the nonprofit sector, and donors and funders who demand a reduction in “overhead” only perpetuate the problem.
It’s time to change the conversation about nonprofit marketing budgets, once and for all. On this interactive webinar, we’ll discuss the importance of securing a healthy marketing budget for your nonprofit and teach you how to advocate for the marketing investment you need to drive real change.
Board Chair Boot Camp is coming to Moscow and Coeur d’Alene! This intensive, hands-on, full-day training will set the Executive Director/CEO and board chair up for a great working relationship.
Find a Boot Camp Near You!
The Eight Principles
What does fundraising success look like to you? Having your head in the right space is the critical first step.The Oracle League gives you the right mindset and a firm knowledge of The Eight Principles. Learn from online videos to help raise funds for you mission.
Members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center receive a discount.
Are You Ready Board Members?
Board Member Boot Camp is a program designed to help support organizations and their board by creating a solid plan for working together and identifying roles and responsibilities.
This will be a half day training designed for the attendees to leave with a better understanding of their tasks. Attendees will be nonprofit executive directors and their board members.
Participants will learn how to better advertise their volunteer opportunities, tips and tricks for engaging and recognizing volunteers, and will walk away with tangible resources they can take back to their own volunteer program.
Previously held in the Treasure Valley and the Wood River Valley areas. See what past participants have said about their experiences.
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2019 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each for innovative, creative leadership team-building programs in elementary schools. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Deadline: Jun. 21, 2019
USDA ReConnect Program
The ReConnect Program is an innovative pilot program offering unique federal financing and funding options in the form of loans, grants and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband. This pilot program will generate private sector investment to deploy broadband infrastructure to provide high-speed internet e-connectivity to as many rural premises as possible, including homes, community facilities for healthcare and public safety, schools, libraries, farms, ranches, factories and other production sites.
Low Interest Rural Broadband Deadline: Jun. 28, 2019
Sawtooth Society Grant
Fees collected from the sale of Idaho’s “Goat Plate” by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are available to fund recreation-related projects in the 756,000-acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). Nonprofit groups and governmental agencies operating in the SNRA are eligible for grants administered by the Sawtooth Society.
Deadline: June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31
The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF) supports projects involving pre-college teachers in the US and Japan in mutual study and learning on topics related to the US-Japan relationship, including in-depth study of the culture, society and history of both countries. Through its pre-college education program, USJF supports programs that take advantage of new technology to bring Japanese and American teachers and students together; build human networks among teachers on both sides of the Pacific with a mutual interest in teaching and learning about Japan, the US and US-Japan relations, particularly in the fields of social studies and Japanese-language instruction; and invest in programs in regions in both countries that have been underserved in terms of exposure to and resources for learning about the other country.
LOI Deadline: Jul. 15, 2019
K-12 Environmental Projects
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, an initiative to support projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to reimagine the way their world can be. Twenty $2,500 grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use innovation, nature-based design or technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Ideal projects integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology to help care for the environment. Projects may replicate successful models or create new and innovative approaches. Priority will be given to student-directed projects that provide materials that will make the project easy to replicate, including lesson plans, protocols, videos, adaptations and examples of student work.
Deadline: Jul. 15, 2019
FM Global Fire Prevention Grant
FM Global is accepting applications for its Fire Prevention Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations working to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-fire planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.
Deadlines: Jul. 31, or Nov. 30, 2019
Ben & Jerry's Foundation
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations that work to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. To that end, one-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and create sustainable and just food systems. Grants can be used to support both program and operational costs.
Deadlines: Oct. 16, 2019
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program Awards
Rocky Mountain Power’s community-serving customers in eastern Idaho are eligible to apply for funds to build renewable energy projects. Blue Sky community project funding comes from customers participating in the Blue Sky program and is available to help cover the capital costs of installing new renewable energy systems for non-residential, community-serving sites within the Rocky Mountain Power service area (Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming).
Volunteers Needed in Boise Area?
BB Involved stems from Boise Brewing’s original idea of “Community Supported Beer” or CSB. There will be a handle in the taproom designated for CSB batches where $1 of every pint sold will be donated to charity.
Volunteer Coordinators will work with one selected charitable organization per month to plan a volunteer event. The purpose of BB Involved is to support a nonprofit organization and give back to the community. BB Involved is a way to connect and give back without stressing brewery operations. It provides an opportunity for nonprofits to showcase their organization and receive extra help from volunteers.
Branched Roots Marketing Donation
Branched Roots is a marketing agency which creates a unique strategy for your business through an intense research discovery phase and subsequent marketing plan, guaranteeing business growth and ROI.
One nonprofit organization will be selected at random every two months. If a nonprofit is not selected after their submission is received, we ask that they re-submit an application to be considered for the next round. Services donated:
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