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Idaho Job & Career Fair

Sponsored by KBOI, IBL Events, Inc., and Express Employment Professionals, the Idaho Job and Career Fair offers time saving and productive interactions for both job seekers and hiring professionals. Positions available at this free event include salaried, hourly, commission, and own-your-own business opportunities with both local and national companies. Face-to-face interactions in a professional environment save time and energy. March 30 at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden, Boise. Register at

Save the Date – Boise Art 
Museum Gala

The Boise Art Museum’s Board of Trustees invites you to join them for Elements of Art – the Boise Art Museum 2016 Gala on Saturday, March 5 at 5:30pm. This elegant evening will include outstanding art, cuisine, a live auction, and more. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, beer, and wine will be served. This is a black tie (or creative black tie) event. Tickets are $175 for members and $200 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the Boise Art Museum.

The Eight Principles:  Exceptional Fundraising. Unleashed.

Sustainable, scalable fundraising is possible for any nonprofit organization. The nonprofits that achieve consistent, growing success in fundraising do so because they have internalized the fundamental principles governing fundraising. They know their success comes from the right perspectives, applied consistently. They don’t depend upon fundraising events or systems that promise blockbuster success in “six easy steps.”

What keeps most nonprofits from learning these principles and internalizing them is that such training has only been available from a handful of elite consulting firms, with limited reach and step price points. The Eight Principles’ vision has always been to give the leaders of even the smallest, most modest organization the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

The Eight Principles team has created a platform, making the principles of strategic fundraising and paradigm concepts available to any nonprofit organization at any time, in any place. We call it The Oracle League. It’s an online platform with interactive, on-demand, video-based fundraising courses.  They’re even mobile friendly.

We have breached the availability and price barriers, making such training available to anyone who seeks it.  We invite you to check it out and let us know what you think.  After all, its about changed lives and communities, not simply raising more money. Visit or for more information. -Larry C Johnson, Founder

Local band to provide backup for acclaimed blues musician

Local band Smooth Avenue, a member of the Boise Blues Society, will be the backup band for acclaimed blues musician Johnny Rawls on March 24 at Playhouse Boise. Sponsored by the Boise Blues Society, this event will surely get you up and wanting to dance. Smooth Avenue, a six-piece band, plays listenable and danceable blues, Motown/R&B, and light rock. Visit for tickets.

Discovery Center of Idaho offers spring break camps

The Discovery Center of Idaho will offer two spring break camps for kids this month, both from March 21-25. Attendees of Science Myths BUSTED camp, for 1st through 3rd graders, will spend the week examining popular science subjects that have evolved into popular myths. Campers will look at the scientific method, make hypotheses, and see if those hypotheses are busted, or not. Hacking Electrical Engineering is the camp for 6th-8th graders who want to spend a week hacking, tinkering, and creating using electrical engineering principles. Campers will take apart and rebuild simple household items and more. Register at 131 Myrtle Street, Boise.

The 39 Rooms Film Festival is a year-around, revolving showcase of films presented in a unique venue: a hotel room. Each of the 39 Rooms at the Modern Hotel will feature a select group of films for an entire year. The 39 Rooms Festival will also venture into the wilds outside of our hotel rooms to reach a Boise audience, bringing both local and international films to Idaho. These films contain landscape, craft and authentic Idaho soul. Visit for more information or submit your film at

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