It’s that time again! Please complete the third annual Idaho Nonprofit Center Membership Needs Assessment and provide feedback necessary to improve your membership.
We value your honesty, insight, and responses to these brief but very important questions. This is your opportunity to tell us what YOU want and need to grow your capacity and create sustainability in your organizations.
Click Here to Complete the Survey by March 20
Tax Reform Update
The Internal Revenue Service released a new income tax withholding calculator to help employees assess their tax withholdings for 2018. For employees who need to change their withholdings, the IRS also released a new Form W-4. Nonprofits are encouraged to share these resources with their employees so they can make necessary adjustments to the amount of taxes withheld from their paychecks under the new federal tax law. The IRS also published a new set of frequently asked questions on tax withholding.
This was very valuable from the National Council of Nonprofits. All employees should revisit their withholding and it is a good practice to complete an updated W-4 form each year.
What do you want to Know?
A nonprofit compensation report is one of our most frequently requested items the Center receives. This is an important tool for organizations to help benchmark hiring/salary practices and helps us direct our advocacy efforts.
In the past, there has not been enough data to accurately represent the Idaho nonprofit sector. This year we need your help!
This spring, we will conduct a full compensation survey. To ensure that our questions are relevant to YOU, please complete this 2-4 minute pre-survey to shorten the entire process.
We know your time is valuable and appreciate your participation! Thank you so much!
Please Complete by March 16
Serve Idaho Conference – Boise
This year we will have a special breakout track during the Serve Idaho Conference in lieu of a Boise Regional Forum.
Sessions will include:
Registration Now Open!
You can also sign up for Serve Idaho's newsletter here
2018 Nonprofit Leadership Summit
The Idaho Nonprofit Center and the Idaho Community Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Summit. This program is designed to strengthen and support Idaho nonprofit organizations to deliver more effective programs and sustain their operations through training in leadership development, board development, strategic planning, fundraising and more.
Applications Due April 30
Volunteer Managment Report
VolunteerPro has put together their 2018 Volunteer Management Progress Report that is packed with helpful goodies.
Click Here to Learn More
Is There Glitz in Your Gala?
Intricate to fundraising is understanding how to strategically design, and implement a successful, high-profile special event to produce a desired outcome is perhaps one of the most misunderstood, and in- affective marketing tools being used by many nonprofit organizations. As a result, too much work, money, and time is invested into implementing this marketing tool, with end results usually being discouraging.
We will discuss the advantages, and challenges behind special events, along with techniques, and strategies to create the successful event. Examples offered will high-lite effective traditional, and nontraditional mission-driven special events. Additionally, class participants will be asked to share their experiences, and will leave with additional skill sets to create the best possible special event.
More information here
Serve Idaho Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is seeking input for its three-year strategic plan via an online survey. The deadline for comments is March 23.
The plan outlines priorities for volunteerism and national service in Idaho over the next three years. The input received also will help shape AmeriCorps funding decisions in Idaho.
Click here to provide comments
Best Places to Work in Idaho
Best Places to Work in Idaho is the largest program of its kind in the state. Honorees are identified based on the results of a confidential employee survey.
Build your brand and improve employee happiness and performance by registering today for the opportunity to be considered one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho.
Free Nonprofit Analytics Support
Business analytics is all about using data to achieve business goals. Nonprofits need this at least as much as large businesses, but often lack the skills or time and can't afford a full-time hire. That's where we come in.
Boise Analytics' mission is to make expert analysis support accessible to organizations on a project-basis. They do this by connecting data professionals with organizations for part-time projects during nights and weekends.
To validate which data professionals are a good fit for paid projects with Boise Analytics, they facilitate small pro bono projects as a proving ground. Nonprofits get projects finished for free, data professionals have an opportunity to volunteer in their communities, and Boise Analytics efficiently learns who to offer paid projects to -- win, win, win!
A good pro bono project takes between 5-10 hours of work and can be completed in three weeks or less -- don't worry, they'll help you figure out what makes sense. Some examples of possible projects could be:
If you're interested in getting free analytics support, please fill out this brief survey. Boise Analytics is excited to get you connected with a data professional soon!
Tips for Charity – Boise
It is that time of year again! The Downtown Boise Association is seeking applications from non-profit organizations to provide volunteers for the 2018 Alive After Five Concert Series. Please complete no later than March 15, 2018
Learn more and apply here
Better Futures for Idaho Youth
United Way of North Idaho is currently accepting applications from Idaho nonprofits and government entities for the 2018 VISTA grant cycle.
Organizations interested in obtaining a VISTA member, please click here for more information.
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Each year the foundation accepts applications across the state, allowing organizations of all types to express their need. Each year those needs change, but we are consistently impressed with the good work these organizations are doing in Idaho. The deadline for grant submissions is April 15.
Learn more here
Equinox Foundation Grant Program
The Equinox Foundation is partnering with Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) to provide a grant program for the benefit of the communities in Bonner and Boundary Counties of North Idaho. This family foundation was founded on the values of wisdom, integrity and environmental stewardship.
This program will consider applications from nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of program areas, including Human Services, Education, Arts & Culture, Environment, Community Improvement, and Economic Development. Applications due April 10.
Learn more here
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