Board Impact and Information
January 22, 2019

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Company Campaigns are still running with a handful to start in the coming weeks. Right now $2.3M is in the door. This is less than the same time last year, but this appears to be a timing issue. Last year the Costco campaign results, which is a major campaign, were reported by this time. We anticipate this report and several other large campaigns from national firms like Costco to report to us in the next few weeks.  Projections by staff show that the campaign will finish less than last year's outcome.  A worst case scenario suggests a loss of $170K from the prior year.  Some of these larger outstanding reports might be better than currently projected and could make this projection somewhat better.  More will be known by the Board meeting next month on these campaigns. 
updatesQuick Office Updates
- The co-director position for Excelerate Success filled by Michaela Brown and Lesley Crane will be supervised by Sally Pritchard.

- Aiden Sanders has been hired as a full time staff member (transitioning from VISTA leader).

-Isaiah Day has been hired as the VISTA leader.

-Marisela Revuelta-Cervantes will transition from supervision by Sally Pritchard to being part of the Resource Development team supervised by Kevin Mead.

-The Finance staff will move to be adjacent to the Resource Development team. This will necessitate some purchases of cubicle support surfaces and realignment of current work areas.

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We would like to give a special thank you to our OVATION sponsor U.S. Bank, to Nectar Catering for their generous donation of beverages and staff time, to Northern Quest Resort & Casino for a prize package including a night stay and dinner at Masselow's Steakhouse, and to Greg Johnson from Avista for donating his photagrophy talents. 
The Finance Committee discussed the findings of the audit completed by Eide Bailly. The Committee met with the audit firm and accepted the audit on behalf of the Board. 

The below documents were used for today's discussion.
1. Eide Bailly Letter to Board
2. Audit Report
3. 990 Review & Submission
4. 2nd Quarter Financial Report
CICommunity Impact
Community Impact Investment Process
The Community Impact Committee and Community Impact staff led a discussion for the approval of the Investment Process. This process outlines investment ranges - $10k - $15k for General Operation Grants with a cap of 10% of total dollars available and $30k to 10% of total dollars available for investments for Program Grants. 

The below document was discussed by the Board.  With the lack of a quorum, all Board members in attendance expressed their support of the Investment Process parameters and approach outlined in the document.  The Executive Committee of the Board was tasked with approving this document on behalf of the Board.  As the entire Executive Committee was in attendance, they were asked by the Chair to convene immediately after the Board meeting to approve this.  This was passed by the Executive Committee of the Board.
1.  Investment Process

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We are looking for 70 volunteers to be part of the Community Impact Investment Team process. Please join us and consider this as a leadership opportunity for someone in your organization.
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Volunteer Engagement
We are focused on creating year-round volunteer engagement efforts through corporate volunteerism as well as with AmeriCorps VISTA to support our community work.

Click here to view the power point presentation outlining results for Volunteer Spokane, Corporate Volunteerism, Vello, Spokane Gives, and AmeriCorps VISTA.

Free Tax Preparation
We are preparing to open the doors at multiple free tax sites. The appointment line is open.  Click here for more information on free tax preparation and how to schedule an appointment.
ELSEmerging Leaders Society
The Emerging Leaders Society hosted their 2019 Annual Kick Off event last Thursday night at the Steam Plant Rooftop. The ELS started this new year with new enthusiasm and engagement w ith approximately 70 in attendance and half of those being new to ELS. 

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