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Montana ranks 7th in the nation for volunteers

“More than 9,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities and increase civic engagement through 88 national service projects across Montana,” Gov. Brian Schweitzer said.

Students create programs to get out the word, Nonprofits benefit from marketing efforts that would be unaffordable

"The students make a connection. It’s an aspect of the program that I’m really proud of. The students have something to be proud of, too."

‘Voluntourism’ becomes popular

Vacations with humanitarian focus can be satisfying

Enjoying the perfect job at CASA

Collins, who is the program director of an advocacy group for abused and neglected children, said fishing is a stress reliever and he adores his job so much that he doesn’t really need to get away anymore.

Group studies ‘philanthropic divide’ in rural Montana communities

Montana continues to rank 48th in the country in foundation assets.

Boomers rewriting volunteer recruitment rules

The challenge for nonprofits that rely on volunteers is to help the next generation transition smoothly from their work lives and retirement into the volunteer world.

Growth Factors for Nonprofits

In a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, William Foster and Gail Fine of the Bridgespan Group examine the factors that helped 144 young organizations "get big" within a short period of time.

Capacity Benchmarking Tool for Nonprofit Leaders

New and emerging nonprofit organizations who want to work toward greater stability and effectiveness can now have access to a new "Capacity Benchmarking Tool".

All Montanans are on wrong side of this divide

The report by the Helena-based Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits shows the state’s philanthropic giving and receiving is anemic compared with the top 10 states — all of which boast major urban areas.

Charities Are Boosting Pay To Compete for Top Talent

Salaries for top executives at nonprofits have climbed 25% to 50% since 2000, says Jennifer Bol, head of the education, nonprofit and public-policy practice at Spencer Stuart, an executive-placement firm.