State Philanthropic Organizations to Host Community Conversations


For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Idahoans are invited to attend one of a series of free community conversations this summer focusing on community needs and challenges, existing resources and new solutions in the charitable sector.

Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.

The three organizations hosting the events – the Idaho Community Foundation, Idaho Nonprofit Center and Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism – represent nonprofit, private and government agencies.

Two events are scheduled so far for the following dates and locations:

Grangeville: Thursday June 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. (PDT) at the Super 8 by Wyndham, 801 W. South 1st St., featuring Tera Nida, co-chair of the Grangeville Human Needs Council.

Emmett: June 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. (MDT) at the Emmett Council Chambers at City Hall, 501 E. Main St., featuring Bill Butticci, Gem County commissioner and former Emmett mayor.

To RSVP for the Grangeville event go to For information about the Emmett event, contact Renee Bade, Serve Idaho grants/contracts management supervisor, at

The remaining community conversation series information will be published at when available.

To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteering, visit the Serve Idaho Facebook page or


Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.