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PPL Montana has awarded $100,000 to 17 organizations across the state this fall.

Awards and recipients are: Full Story: http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/10/24/news/local/90-ppl.txt

Want to work for the Gates Foundation?

New hires are flocking to Seattle from around the country and the world, demonstrating the foundation’s ability to attract top talent.

Project WET International Foundation Donates $20,000 to Water Education Program in Argentina

Funds donated to AAP were made available through a donation to Project WET’s Children’s Water Education Fund, which connects donors to water education organizations around the world.

VisionLink’s technology aids relief efforts. Software helps line up support, resources for victims

Instead of going to different organizations for shelter, financial aid and long-term support, Katrina victims were able to go to CAN and enter information into a single record available to all of the organizations, Zimmerman said.

Former U.S. secretary of commerce and transportation Norman Mineta joins Mansfield Foundation board

“It is an enormous honor to have Norman Mineta on the Mansfield Foundation board,” said L. Gordon Flake, Mansfield Foundation executive director. “Secretary Mineta’s long career of public service is distinguished with many firsts.

University of Montana Offers Nonprofit Management Courses Online

Short courses specifically designed for busy professionals in the nonprofit sector are now available through The University of Montana’s Online Program in Nonprofit Management.

CEOs of non-profits say they bring in top dollar

With average compensation of $114,000, the chief executives of Seattle-area non-profits are among the lowest paid in the nation, though most still bring in six-figure incomes.

Bozeman-Based Project WET International Foundation and United Nations Launch Joint Water Education Initiative

“By coordinating the water education efforts of these two world organizations, we are increasing the number of area students, teachers, parents, and communities reached with water education. This is critical because water-borne illnesses are one of the leading causes of death in the developing world,” said Justin Howe, Project WET’s Director of Networks for Latin America and the Caribbean. However, Howe also noted, “Many of these deaths can be prevented through education.”

Missoula Housing Group, homeWORD Wins National Planning Award

“We are honored to be given the PLACEMATTERS award,” said Program Manager Betsy Hands. “homeWORD has worked for more than 10 years in Missoula to promote the importance of involving neighbors in the design of affordable housing and foster a sense of place that respects the uniqueness of each neighborhood. This award demonstrates a growing commitment to affordable housing that fits into a neighborhood and is a part of the sustainable development of a community.”

Helping small states. Non-profits in Montana

Some 400 non-profit representatives from across the state will be in town this week for the fifth annual conference of the Montana Nonprofit Association http://www.mtnonprofit.org . One major topic of discussion: How to lure major national foundations to pay more attention — and donate more money — to rural states like Montana.