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By Kevin Bailey, CEO and the Idaho Nonprofit Center Staff
We had a fantastic visit around the state for our Regional Conferences. Hosting conferences in Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Moscow, Boise, Twin Falls, and Idaho has put a few miles on our tires but has reenergized our commitment to our mission of strengthening nonprofits in every community of our state.
Hannah is a proud supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have her join us as a new board member in 2022.
Hannah Liedkie is a valley native, growing up in Spalding, Idaho and attending school in Lapwai, Idaho, and Culdesac, Idaho, and then graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors in Sport Science in 2004. She began her career in Long Term Care. This led to the exploration of the Not-for-Profit sector and serving people with disabilities. She currently is the President and CEO of Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. that has been serving Lewiston and the surrounding areas since 1974.
Hannah and her husband Brett are raising a young daughter, Anna, and enjoy family time together. They spend a lot of time enjoying their backyard and the backyard of Idaho with friends and family. Brett works at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Anna attends Cornerstone Christian School and enjoys karate as well as making funny videos.
“His interest in the nonprofit sector was sparked when his mom started the first mental health and human services nonprofit in his hometown of 3,000 people in Central California 35 years ago.”
Ern is a proud supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have him join us as a new board member in 2022.
Ern moved back to Boise four years ago; he first lived in the great state of Idaho in the early 90s after marrying a Boise native. His interest in the nonprofit sector was sparked when his mom started the first mental health and human services nonprofit in his hometown of 3,000 people in Central California 35 years ago.
Ern co-founded and is a board member of the national nonprofit Compass, which harnesses the skills of volunteer professionals to provide consulting support to other nonprofits, and was a consultant and project leader for Bridgespan. Ern has served on several boards, and currently serves on the board of St. Luke’s Health Partners here in Boise.
Most of Ern’s business career has been in the healthcare sector. He is currently CEO of Onsite Dental, the pioneer and market leader in workplace dental care, with operations in 13 states and based in Orange County, California. Ern started his career at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company. He has a BS from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard.
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.
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.
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"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."
"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.
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"I am convinced that our sector has a big opportunity in front of us: It’s time to let the best-kept secret out of the bag and lift up our voice as a sector to make sure our sector is getting its due. Nonprofits are the foundation on which great communities are built." - Kevin Bailey, CEO, INC
By Kevin Bailey, CEO, Idaho Nonprofit Center
Even as someone who has spent my whole career in nonprofits in various capacities it had never really occurred to me just how much nonprofits touch every aspect of our lives as Idahoans. Previously, I had always thought of the nonprofit sector as the mortar that fills the space between the bricks in our society. However, I think that analogy has got it exactly backwards.
Nonprofits are the bricks themselves that great communities are built on. In short, nonprofits are essential to our way of life in Idaho. Of course, you and our friends in organizations across the sector inherently know this.
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Hello, everyone! My name is Ian Velikoff. I am the new Director of Programs and Learning for the Idaho Nonprofit Center. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who attended the Idaho Nonprofit Statewide Conference this year. We had an amazing turnout and were blown away by our incredible speakers and presenters.
Hello, everyone! My name is Ian Velikoff. I am the new Director of Programs and Learning for the Idaho Nonprofit Center. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who attended the Idaho Nonprofit Statewide Conference this year. We had an amazing turnout and were blown away by our incredible speakers and presenters. Furthermore, our team would like to extend a big thank you to our presenting sponsors Wells Fargo and Harris CPAs that helped make this event possible.
A little about me:
I grew up in Boise with a background in working and volunteering with local nonprofits. I am also a recent Boise State University graduate with a Master of Business and Administration. During my studies, I had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant for the Boise State University Cycle Learning Center while also volunteering for the Boise Bicycle Project to help provide transportation alternatives to families in need.
I am incredibly excited to start working with the Idaho Nonprofit Center. In my new role, I hope to develop and improve the programs that our organization offers. I recognize the value in the nonprofit sector and the integral role they play in supporting local communities. Because of this, my goal is to provide Idaho nonprofits with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
My door is always open if you'd like to connect. Please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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