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Denise Blevins

Title: Resource Family Development Specialist (Retired)

Company: Latah County, Idaho

Location: Moscow, Idaho

Celebrating 30 years within the family development services field, Denise Blevins humbly retires, having spent the second half of her career as a resource family development specialist for the Latah Country youth services department. 121 more words


The Recipe for Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

When starting, working with or being part of a nonprofit, there are many “recipes” for how you determine success.  You may look at effective programming, strategic planning, fundraising and development but you can’t achieve any of that without one main ingredient and that is making sure that you have an effective nonprofit board of directors. 865 more words


The Importance of Having a Personal Mission Statement

“To use my gifts to inspire others to walk in their purpose so that they align their passions with their destiny” – Lachelle Binion

Often times when we think of mission statements we think of a written summary describes the values, beliefs and goals of what an organization seeks to accomplish. 497 more words

Career Development


When New Year’s Eve rolled around this past year, I remember thinking, “I accomplished a lot in 2014. I got my KPA certification and I finally got the Manager of Special Events promotion I wanted at the shelter… I guess 2015 will just be a coasting year.”  Boy was I wrong. 496 more words

Dog Talk

4 Ways to Work Holidays into Your Development Plans

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving mark the beginning of what I like to think of as the development marathon. Turkey day (or Tofurkey day for some of us) is quickly followed by the fabulous newer tradition of Giving Tuesday, which marks the beginning of the first big Christmas donation push, which blends into the new year, when many boards have their first fiscal meetings and make important decisions about grant making. 681 more words


Hurry Up and Work

We all know the expression “hurry up and wait” can apply to any number of red-tape laden tasks, but what about development? I’ve heard development personnel (sometimes even managers and directors!) say this, but they couldn’t be more wrong. 420 more words