Collaboration in Idaho and Pacific Northwest
“If we want the state of Idaho to flourish in every corner and for every community to thrive, it is critical that all representatives of our region – business leaders, government officials, health care representatives, nonprofit professionals, educators, faith-based leaders, individual community members – stop emphasizing the lines that divide us and instead join a productive, constructive discussion that focuses on collaborative solutions.” - Terry Stokesbary, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
See you Next Month!
What topic are you most interested in? Whether you’re looking to start the strategic planning process, trying to navigate social media, or need to fine-tune your budget, we have the breakout session for you!
How Nonprofits Thrive in Small Towns
“A smaller population base also means a smaller fundraising base. This doesn’t mean you can’t raise funds to support your mission, but rather that you should be strategic in how you go about getting the money.” - Big Fish Small Pond
What do you Think?
The office of the Idaho Attorney General is working on legislation that the Idaho nonprofit sector should be aware of. This most recent legislation is similar in nature–yet completely reworked–of the ICAPSA legislation that we first shared with you during 2016-2017.
Please click here to read the latest version–the one from which the Attorney General’s office will be working from for the next several months. This is the most recent draft and titled “version 1.” Please take a moment to review. We invite you to share your questions and feedback with us.
Bring Boot Camp to your Town
Would you and your peers like an in-person board training with one-on-one support from an experienced nonprofit educator? The Idaho Nonprofit Center wants to bring Board Chair Boot Camp to you!
To make this training available in your community, we need at least four (4) organizations to commit to have their executive director and board chair attend this full day session (9:00 am – 4:00 pm).
If you are interested, please outline what city and potential dates would work best for you (links found below). When four organizations from your community submit, we will solidify a date and open registration.
Treasure Valley - Volunteer Fair
Join the City of Boise for their first Annual Volunteer Fair on September 12 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
They’ll provide the venue, you bring the opportunities. Together, you can help older adults write their next chapter, find their new passion or cause, or simply give back to their community.
To register, please contact the City of Boise:
Statewide - Request a Training & Webinar Library
Is there a topic your organization is eager to learn about? We want to help make that happen!
Check out what we’ve already offered or request a new training.
As a statewide organization, the Idaho Nonprofit Center tries to ensure that we fulfill your training needs within our budget. Let us know your ideas!
Request a Training or Visit the Webinar Library
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.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on July 10 and are due by September 20, 2019.
Deadline: Sept. 20, 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: Sept. 30 and Dec. 31
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.
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2019
Hardware Grants Program
Is your nonprofit in need of technology to help meet your mission? Free Geek’s Hardware Grants program connects qualifying nonprofits with free and low-cost refurbished technology. They serve over 150 different organizations every year.
Free Geek makes in-kind grants of refurbished electronic equipment. The computer hardware that they grant is used and comes to them via donations made by individuals and organizations in the community. It is then tested and built by staff and volunteers.
They primarily grant complete PC computers which come installed with Linux Mint as an operating system. These systems are excellent for typical office tasks, such as word processing and browsing the web.
Approved grant recipients are eligible for a 20% discount in The Free Geek Store.
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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