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Wharton's Deborah Small discusses her research on how donors choose organizations to support. :


Logic says that our charity dollars would do the most good if we donated them to organizations that were the most effective -- that is, if we treated donations like investments. But it turns out that's ...


Former Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Named CEO of Missoula-Based Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:


The former executive director of general operations for the National Rifle Association https://home.nra.org/ has been selected as the sixth leader of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation https://www.rmef.org/. Kyle ...


Charles M. Russell: The Women In His Life And Art - 5/18-9/30 - Great Falls, Montana:


The American West is traditionally thought of as a man's world, a view that has been maintained and glorified by generations of novelists and artists who have staked their careers on interpreting ...


The Equus International Film Festival - 'Celebrating The Horse, Our Veterans & Native American Culture' 11/9-11-Missoula:


Healing & Hope: The Promise of the Horse/Human Bond Celebrating the Horse, Our Veterans & Native American Culture EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is the only international event of its kind, ...


Attn. Horse Lovers - The Equus International Film Festival is Accepting Sponsors. :


Sponsor EIFF If you love equines, enjoy film and television, and great story telling, we hope you will support the EQUUS International Film Festival® http://www.matr.net/article-82569.html . ...


The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation - Investing in people to improve the quality of their lives:


The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation supports a broad spectrum of worthy organizations benefiting at-risk youth, economically and socially disadvantaged individuals and families, and those ...


Giving locally in Montana? There's an app for that, now:


PHIL https://www.philtheneed.com/ , short for Philanthropy, a website and smart phone app that helps nonprofits tell their stories to potential donors, and helps donors find agencies and projects they ...


Podcast - How a Nonprofit Found A Startling Way To End Child Hunger - Helena School District reevaluating plans for unpaid meal charges:


Billy Shore, founder of nonprofit Share Our Strength, decided years ago that child hunger in the U.S. was "a solvable issue" and launched the 'No Kid Hungry' program. And success was easier to attain ...


A new voice for Montanans 55 and older:


We are creating a strong new voice to engage Montanans 55 and older: Big Sky 55+ http://bigsky55.org/ It will advocate for progressive policies such as health care and economic security for all. ...


Country legend Dwight Yoakam tops Red Ants Pants Music Festival lineup:


Yoakam, a 21-time Grammy nominee and multi-time winner, will be joined at the festival by fellow country icons Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan in a lineup that boasts 16 mainstage and 14 side stage performers. ...


Podcast - This Man Was Dead for 4 Minutes Before Being Revived. Then, He Created One of the Most Beloved Foundations in America. :


Frank Shankwitz, the founder of Make-A-Wish, was in a massive motorcycle accident on the highway that left him dead for several minutes. When he was revived, he battled with the question: Why have I been ...


Philanthropy - Behind a Push for New Solutions to the Complex Challenges Facing Rural America:


Philanthropy has long been criticized for ignoring downscale white rural areas. Since the 2016 election, there's been new discussion about what funders can do to help regions that have been walloped by ...


MPG Ranch Education & Volunteer Opportunities (Lolo, Montana):


The MPG Ranch promotes conservation through restoration, research, education and information sharing. Our researchers specialize in restoration and ecology. We seek new ways to understand and restore ...


When Nonprofits Have A Financial Emergency, There's Now A Fund To Bail Them Out:




Podcast - It's All About Timing: How Nonprofits Can Increase Charitable Donations:


Charitable organizations and nonprofit institutions that rely on donations to fund their activities have to strike a delicate balance between aggressively soliciting money and not turning off donors. ...


The Rock Creek Confluence Cabin is Now Available to the Public for Rental:


It's just 25 miles from Missoula. Whatever your ideal weekend getaway involves, the Confluence Cabin is the perfect base camp. There are few experiences as relaxing and refreshing as a night spent ...


Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services:




Alpine Theatre Project Finds New Home in Whitefish, Montana:


In addition to ATP's http://www.atpwhitefish.org/ professional lineup, they produce spring and fall children's shows, which they started in 2008. But new this year, the theater company is offering a host ...


Missoula nonprofits brace for fundraising challenges in "these particular times":


Raising money isn't hard, it's just hard work, something Kim Klein likened to getting stoned to death by popcorn. But if money is needed, she added, nonprofits must learn to ask for it, especially in ...


Sweet Pea Festival, 8/3-5, Bozeman - Top 10 Reasons to Join the Board of Sweet Pea:


1. A New Year's Resolution that helps you meet new people & make new friends. 2. Connect with our Montana community & feel involved. 3. Volunteering is good for your career: new experience ...


Trees for Missoula - Missoula's foremost tree hugger: Philanthropist steps up to save treescape:


"How do we get Public Works to consider our urban forest in their projects?" Trees for Missoula http://treesformissoula.org/ BREANNA ROY for the Missoulian http://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-s-foremost-tree-hugger-philanthropist-steps-up-to-save/article_3e369f16-7a58-5352-bc0e-670dd86b12d4.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 *** The ...


Montana World Affairs Council Welcomes Janet Rose As Executive Director:


The Montana World Affairs Council https://www.montanaworldaffairs.org/ , a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is "bringing the world to Montana and Montana to the world," will have a new ...


Best of TED Talks - The way we think about charity is dead wrong:


Some ideas aim for the head. Others tug on your heart. Dan Pallotta's "The way we think about charity is dead wrong," does both. The provocative title first grabbed my attention, but it was the persuasive ...


National Register recognizes Archie Bray Foundation as nationally significant:


Helena's Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts http://archiebray.org/ is officially a nationally significant place. The foundation sits on the site of the Western Clay Manufacturing Company, ...


Bad news for nonprofits: Will people still give or as much if they can't get a tax deduction for their charitable giving?:


There's a lot of worry in the nonprofit world. Republicans are hashing out their differences in an overhaul of the tax system and if things go as planned, a boost in the standard deduction may result ...


Flathead nonprofit Sparrow's Nest of Northwest Montana works to end student homelessness:


A nonprofit organization in the Flathead aims to end homelessness among high school students. During the holiday season, many groups and organizations cook food or donate clothes to their local homeless ...


New Book: "Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving," :


New book https://2164.net/generation-impact/ explains the powerful ways in which the next generation of philanthropists will use their inherited and earned wealth By Bruce DeBoskey | bruce@deboskeygroup.com ...


The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board:


If you know how to probe, nudge, and prod, you can help your board perform better. Doing so starts with courage. In our experience, nonprofit board members are often reluctant to contribute actively to ...


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Bozeman group gathers goods for Missoula refugee families:


When she first heard about the drive to collect household goods for refugee families in Missoula, Jane Maggard only had one thought: What if the tables were turned? "What if it was my family?" Maggard ...

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