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Welcome Home. Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho

Like any business, nonprofits can often face difficult decisions when it comes to expansion. Growth opportunities can be exciting and present a group with the ability to serve more people in need. However, there is always an associated risk involved. Does the organization have the cash flow to cover the increased expenses in the short […]
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Join Today’s International Day of Generosity

Today, millions of individuals all around the globe will join together to celebrate the spirit of generosity as they participate in #GivingTuesday.   Founded as a response to the commercialization and emphasis on “buy, buy, buy” sparked by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for everyone to take a moment and […]
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Celebrating Joyce White

This last weekend, I was privileged to join many others at a celebration honoring the retirement of Joyce White, the Executive Director of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. For nearly twenty years, Joyce has provided thoughtful, kind, encouraging leadership to this group of foundations and its leaders. I have deeply appreciated Joyce and her […]
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Giving Thanks for the Light This Holiday Season

It is a busy season around our offices this time of year. Like many nonprofit organizations, we are working diligently to reflect on our work over the previous months and finalize our strategic plans for the coming year, all while balancing holiday vacations and festivities. It can be easy to get caught up in the […]
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What The Murdock Trust Team is Thankful for This Year

Gratitude is a central theme in the Murdock offices throughout the year. Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, our team regularly takes time to show appreciation for our colleagues and partner organizations, as well as to celebrate and recognize the incredible work that takes place every day by our […]
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A Space for Peace in Spokane

On a hillside outside of downtown Spokane, Washington, a respite of peace serves thousands of visitors from around the region. These guests face any number of challenges, from addiction to depression to cancer to PTSD, but among the lush grounds of the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, they can find support, calm and a path forward […]
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Murdock Trust Honors Northwest Educators and Students

Linfield and Lewis and Clark Professors Headline Awards Given for Outstanding Efforts in Science Research and Education This week, the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced the winners of two prestigious awards in the field of scientific research and education. Dr. William A. Mackie, Professor of Physics at Linfield College, has won the Lynwood W. […]
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Contributing to History: Lyn Swanson’s Role in the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

One of the amazing things about science is the way research and developments can ripple on for years and even decades, “building on the shoulders of giants” and impacting change in ways we never even imagined. At the Murdock Trust, we’ve seen an incredible example of this impact first hand in just the last few […]
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Helping Prevent Child Abuse, One Family at a Time

To say parenting is a challenge would be an understatement. However, there can be times when the challenges facing families escalate to levels of crisis: A parent struggling with financial concerns while trying to care for a toddler who will not sleep may find themselves at the end of their rope after days of exhaustion. […]
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Small Things Making a Big Difference: Because International

“What if there were a shoe that could grow?” It sounds like a very simple idea, but for children and families living in poverty this concept can be a life-changing concept. As young people rapidly grow out of their shoes, an adaptable piece of footwear can help keep a child safe and comfortable for years. […]
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