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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!
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Happening Now in Idaho
The most important legislative items affecting nonprofits in Idaho:
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