The mission of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate Basque history and culture.
Executive Director Annie Gavica gave us a look behind the scenes at this significant cultural institution.
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By Kevin Bailey, CEO
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Recap on the 2022 Session
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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.
Happening Now in Idaho
Bills We Are Taking a Stance On
Find your Idaho legislator’s contact info here and let them know how your organization is impacted.
Thank you to Crystal Sinclair, Planned Giving Administrator of Mission Aviation Fellowship, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Their vision is to see isolated people changed by the love of Christ and their Mission is to serve together to bring help, hope, and healing through aviation.
“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.
Bills We Are Taking a Stance On
Thank you to Austin McInerny, Executive Director of Be Good Foundation, for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community! The Be Good Foundation enriches communities by using the bicycle as a catalyst for healing, empowerment, and evolution.
Q: What is one of the proudest accomplishments of your nonprofit?
"We are extremely proud of our efforts to support Idaho based nonprofits who work to make their communities stronger and to provide opportunities for residents to responsibly recreate and enjoy public lands."
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.
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Tim is a long supporter of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, we're excited to have him join us as a new board member in 2022.
Tim Adams started his nonprofit career while attaining his undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University and has spent the last 30 years continuing his goal to give back to society. He worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, Yosemite Institutes (now Nature Bridge), and YMCA of the East Bay serving in positions from Instructor to Director. Along the way, he achieved a Graduate Degree in Experiential Education, served on multiple boards, helped establish two nonprofits from the ground up, and most significantly met his wife, Shawn.
Over 14 years ago, Tim, Shawn, and their two sons, Finnegan and Benjamin, moved to Teton Valley Idaho from San Francisco. Their goal was to move to a locale in which they could connect with the community and be proud to raise their sons. Teton Valley met that vision then and continues to remind them of its truly special nature. Tim served as the Executive Director of Teton Valley Trails and Pathways for 11 years before becoming the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley in November of 2018.
By Kim Ellsworth, Marketing & Communications Director, Idaho Nonprofit Center
"Marketing and communications within nonprofits – especially at smaller organizations– always seem to take a backseat. This makes sense as the priority should go to achieving individual missions. However, investing even a little time and money into marketing will make a big difference and will ultimately help your bottom line."
By Kevin Bailey, CEO, Idaho Nonprofit Center
I just finished reading Brad Stulberg’s The Practice of Groundedness and one line in the first few pages just hit me right away with that “Oh da** that’s me!” feeling.
“They tell themselves how much they want to turn it off...And yet when they do, they feel unsettled and restless, fluctuating between aimlessness and angst. They know that always being on isn’t the answer, but they never feel quite right when they are off. Many men describe it as a cumbersome need to be bulletproof, invincible. Many women report feeling like they must be everything always, continually falling short of impossible expectations.”
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.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act
HR 6161, the bipartisan House Bill introduced in December 2021, would restore eligibility for the ERTC for the fourth quarter of 2021. This would potentially impact your nonprofit’s bottom line by providing a refundable tax credit. Learn more here.
Over 40 national charitable nonprofits have signed the ERTC coalition letter in support of the renewal of this legislation. It is now open for regional organizations to sign.
INC members will get the updated 2022 report that features Idaho nonprofit wages and benefit trends, a $300 value, for free. Not a member? Join here.
Thank you to Rebecca Zanatta, President of RJZ Connections, Inc. for your continued partnership and service to the nonprofit community!
Q: How can you/your company support the nonprofit sector?
"Relationships are important in any business. They are especially important in fundraising. Building trust and showing true interest in a person’s experiences, beliefs, and values will bring rewarding return to you personally and professionally."
Happening Now in Idaho
The most important legislative items affecting nonprofits in Idaho:
"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."
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