In this Issue:
Lessons Learned and Cheers to 2021!
“My first lesson learned was that it’s OK to not be OK. Sometimes allowing ourselves the space to process the challenge in front of us can help us with greater clarity in decision making moving forward.”
January Is Human Rights Awareness Month
“We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history and are resolute in what the Wassmuth Center stands for: a society where Idahoans take responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights; where everyone is valued and treated with equal dignity and respect; and where everyone’s human rights are a lived reality.” Charlene Maher, President and CEO of Blue Cross of Idaho.
Virtual Event Fundraising Webinar Jan. 27
In today’s world, virtual fundraising is NOT a backup plan – it’s both a necessity, and an opportunity for those brave enough to take on this new virtual reality. JOIN US and learn how to embrace virtual fundraising technology, and discover the new opportunities in hosting an online event. Our team will walk you through the moving parts and people. Plus we’ll show you why these elements are important, and how they contribute to delivering not only effective, but also entertaining events that raise the roof.
Find the Right Technology
Last year, nonprofits all had to digitally transform overnight in response to the pandemic. So, as you kick off 2021, it is important to think more strategically about investing in tech as a core asset in delivering our missions. This can take time, dollars and expertise that none can spare.
That’s why MPowerUs is launching a new service that not only takes the time out of your search for better tools, it literally pays you for your engagement.
The Concierge allows you to anonymously create a profile for your organization, current tools and tech needs / pain points. The you decide to accept or decline tech providers who want to explore your needs further and you get $100 in your MPowerUs account for each 30 min discovery call you do.
Two deals for the INC Network:
Bronco Corps will be offering interns to nonprofits for all of this year. If you have nonprofit partners that could use some help from highly capable students, please do let them know that they can receive an intern (paid by Boise State) who can help them with business, Covid-related, or other challenges they may be facing in this crazy time.
Interested in hiring an intern? Please contact: Laura Chiuppi Director of Career Services, College of Business and Economics 208-426-1355.
Building a Healthy Idaho Report
Earlier this year, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health commissioned the nonprofit social impact firm FSG to conduct a statewide study of the social determinants of health in Idaho. The study includes the full report, an executive summary, as well as an infographic and each section broken out to make the report more digestible by area.
Thrivent Exclusive Webinar Series of 2021
Join us for our Begin with the End in Mind series of virtual events as we challenge you to think differently about goal setting and making 2021 your best year yet.
ED Network Interest Form
The Idaho Nonprofit Center launched Executive Director Network at discussions at the start of 2020. This offering became a platform to bring people together to connect, share ideas, and empathize with one another, especially during COVID-19.
We are excited to relaunch this program in February 2021! Complete this form to receive 2021 ED Network Conversation communications.
Regional Roundtable Discussions
We are excited about relaunching this program in February 2021 and hope to have you join us!
In the wake of COVID-19, the Idaho Nonprofit Center launched Regional Roundtable discussions with the hope of bringing people together to connect, share ideas, and empathize with one another.
"First, antiracism is a continuous effort. There is no one way to do things right. You should always be learning, trying, making mistakes, and adapting how you apply antiracism to your writing." – Big Duck
"Understanding your own and your team’s implicit/unconscious biases is key to opening doors to equity. Project Implicit offers a tool to test your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities." – National Council of Nonprofits
"As the decision-making body at the highest level of organizational leadership, boards play a critical role in creating an organization that prioritizes, supports, and invests in diversity, inclusion, and equity." – Board Source
Communication Assistant - Part Time - COMPASS
Advocate Coordinator - Family Advocates
Marketing and Communication Coordinator - Destination Caldwell
Communications & Development Coordinator - Golden Eagle Audubon Society
Family Room Manager - Children’s Home Society of Idaho
Curator of Community Engagement - Boise Art Museum
Curator of Education - Boise Art Museum
Curator of Art - Boise Art Museum
Front Desk Coordinator - Lee Pesky Learning Center
Grant and Donor Relations Coordinator - Family Advocates
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator - Family Advocates
Parent Development Coordinator - Family Advocates
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to post your own nonprofit job opening.
Boise Small Business Grant UPDATED
The City of Boise has reserved $1.5 million of its reserved COVID Relief Funds to create a grant program providing financial relief to local businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic. Eligible businesses/organizations may be awarded up to a maximum of $15,000 in grant funds.
Eligible organizations will be awarded funds on a first come first-served basis. If you are considering applying, we recommend you do so as soon as possible.
Idaho Wild Rivers
Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program for the 2021 grant cycle. Eligible recipients of Wild Rivers grant funds are federal, state, or local government agencies, or incorporated non-profit organizations related to whitewater river recreation. Interested applicants can request access to the grant portal by emailing email@example.com. For specific questions about the program, contact Grants and Contracts Manager, Ewa Szewczyk, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program
For decades, AmeriCorps Seniors FGP and SCP programs have engaged older Americans in volunteer service that foster intergenerational relationships and provide companionship to other older adults. With these NOFOs, AmeriCorps Seniors intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older who provide volunteer service in response to local community needs.
The Idaho Botanical Garden 2021 Lunaria Grant Program
Established in 2012 to help cultivate horticulture and related educational projects, the Lunaria Grant supports new and exciting endeavors throughout the state. Funding horticulture-based education projects within Idaho in 2021.
SelectHealth Awards 2021
Each year, SelectHealth grants $3,000 and a marketing package worth over $20,000 to well-deserving organizations to further their missions. These organizations make a healthy difference in our communities.
Classics for Kids Foundation
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Applications accepted quarterly.
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The U.S Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund
The Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund will be open for seven (7) months, starting in November. Sponsorships will be awarded on a rolling basis to allow flexibility in the timing of projects and compliance with local regulations related to the pandemic. NEEF will review applications on a bimonthly basis and select up to 15 projects for sponsorship.
FEMA Application for Nonprofits
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and numerous tribes are working directly with FEMA under President Trump’s March 13, 2020, nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19. Under this emergency declaration, and subsequent major disaster declarations, certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of PNP applicants and work performed in accordance with the COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations.
Homeless Veteran Assistance
The VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides funding for eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Offers Support for Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19
Community organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and demand for vital services. Through Rocky Mountain Power’s charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has committed $311,500 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal. Funds may be used for construction of basic drinking water and waste disposal systems, including storm drainage. Utility districts may also be able to provide grants to individual households to install indoor plumbing and connect to the system.
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022
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