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Grants at Work: Innovative and Collaborative Research at the University of Idaho

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The University of Idaho is the leading national research university in its state, expending nearly $110 million annually to contribute to society’s health, knowledge and culture through research in the sciences, social sciences, engineering and art. Undergraduate and graduate students have access to the University’s skilled research professors and state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. At the […]
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Grant Writing Tip: Be Yourself

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When trying to secure a grant, it can be easy to feel as though you have to bend and twist in order to be the nonprofit a foundation “wants” you to be. When significant dollars are within reach that could have a substantial, positive impact on a project or program that serves the cause you’ve […]
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Treasure Valley Family YMCA: The Impact of Camp on a Child’s Life

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The Treasure Valley YMCA, or the Y as it’s known in the Boise, Idaho, community, believes that camp is the best way to change a child’s life. Dan McGinnis-Welsh was one such child who was profoundly impacted by attending Y Camp. When he first came to camp at only 9 years old, he had already […]
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6 Functions of an Effective Board

My observations from the other side of the (boardroom) table by Jill Tatum • May 2018 One of my favorite parts of my job as a Program Director is making site visits with organizations. That’s when I get to hear in person about all of the excellent work being done by nonprofits in our region. […]
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The Kindering Center: Special care for special needs

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When parents receive a special needs diagnosis for their child, it can be an experience filled with fear of the unknown. Uncertainty for the future is quickly replaced by trying to find the best resources to help their child develop and grow. It can be daunting to navigate the services available, such as early intervention, […]
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Celebrating Doug Stamm

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By Steve Moore, Executive Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Consistency of leadership is often one of the critical factors that contribute to the success of any organization. This is particularly true in the nonprofit space where relationships and historical knowledge play a vital role in ensuring that funds and resources are deployed in effective ways to […]
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Oregon Institute of Technology: Meeting the Need for Renewable Energy Engineers

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Renewable energy is a booming industry, and renewable sources like solar, wind and hydropower have surpassed more traditional sources of energy in growth over the last few years. With renewable energy accounting for almost two-third of net new power capacity worldwide in 2016, the need for engineers trained in renewables is growing. Oregon Institute of […]
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Grant Writing Tip: The Importance of Being “Present” with your Application

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One of the key traits of successful grant applications across the philanthropic sector is the ability to tell a story. Your story. “Successful grantees are able to bring a foundation into their world and show the heart of what they are doing,” explains Jill Tatum, a program director with the Murdock Trust who has worked […]
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Grants in Action – Wassmuth Center for Human Rights

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Inspired by the life and work of Bill Wassmuth, a Catholic Priest and community activist, the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, Idaho serves the mission “to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.” Over several years, the Murdock Trust has […]
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