Nonprofit Origin Story
As I start my tenure as the next CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, I wanted to share a story that I think sums up what nonprofits are all about.
My first nonprofit gig was right after I finished college. In school, I was fortunate enough to come into contact with a small band of passionate rabble rousers who were alumni of my alma mater. They were founding a nonprofit in Gulu, Uganda and it was truly a bare bones operation. All volunteer board members were dedicated to the cause, but had no real funding sources or leads.
I came along a few months later with the desire to gain experience and work overseas. Upon meeting with the founder and finding we had a shared love for the resilient people in Uganda, he said, “You’re hired! But… you’ll need to raise money for your own salary because we don’t have a way to pay you yet.”
Naively, I said, “Count me in!”
Supporting Each Other
Dear nonprofit colleagues,
During my five months as interim CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, it was a privilege to represent the many organizations and individuals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of Idahoans.
Maneuvering Vaccine Requirements
Although we were all hoping that the pandemic would be behind us now, the Delta variant is spreading throughout Idaho. Because of this, nonprofits and other businesses are having to make additional decisions about workplace requirements.
We have seen private businesses, healthcare facilities, and schools issue vaccine mandates. Some even have employment termination as a consequence. Below you will find resources to help you navigate these difficult choices.
The nonprofit sector is a wonderful community that puts people first. We know that you all will approach these tough decisions with grace and understanding.
As always, thank you so much for all you do for our state! Please reach out if you have any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Highlight: Jesse Tree
Thank you to Hannah Sharp, Development Manager at Jesse Tree, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: What is one thing you wish your donors/general public knew about nonprofit work?
How much we love it! Everyone here has the biggest heart because and they truly care about the work they are doing. We are all here because we want to make our community better and we want to prevent homelessness for our neighbors.
Business Affiliate Highlight: Idaho Central Credit Union
Thank you to Laura Smith, Vice President of Public Relations at Idaho Central Credit Union, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: What is one thing you want the nonprofit sector to know about your line of work?
We have accounts specially designed to serve nonprofits. We are here to help them achieve financial success!
We would like to recognize a few members who are hitting some pretty impressive milestones with Idaho Nonprofit Center. Thank you for being a part of our organization!
Welcome to Our New Members Who Joined Idaho Nonprofit Center
Welcome to Our Newest Affiliate Members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center!
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