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April 2006 Montana Nonprofit Association eNews

Link to April Newsletter: http://givevoice.org/mtnonprofit/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=3500546

23 kegs of Community Brew to aid tsunami relief

Proceeds from sales of Missoula Community Brew will be divided between Community Focused Disaster Response, the organization helping to rebuild Komari, Sri Lanka, and the homebrew club.

The Montana Nonprofit Association’s (MNA) Public Policy Agenda Survey. Your participation is appreciated

We need your help in identifying the policy issues that are most important to Montana’s nonprofit sector.

Public Deliberation: A Manager’s Guide to Citizen Engagement

This report documents a spectrum of tools and techniques developed largely in the nonprofit world in
recent years to increase citizens’ involvement in their communities and government.

Bozeman man’s refugee message goes nationwide. Mortenson’s call for Pakistani aid makes magazine, TV. 55 schools established in Pakistan and Afghanistan through the nonprofit Central Asia Institute

Next week, he will appear on several national television and radio programs promoting his book. Appearances will include "MSNBC Live" with Contessa Brewer on Monday; "Live From CNN," Tuesday; and ABC’s "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

The Missoula Community Brew, sponsored by Big Sky Brewing (BSBC) and the Zoo City Zymurgists homebrew club pick brew to benefit Community Focused Disaster Response (CFDR)

Their spokesperson John Masterson said: “The Community Brew http://www.montanahomebrewers.org/ represents an opportunity to help people in need and raise the visibility of our club. Big Sky Brewing has long demonstrated their commitment to charitable causes, and we appreciate the opportunity to be involved. Plus, they make darn good beer.”

Montana Nonprofit Association March 2006 Newsletter

New Look for eNews – Last March, MNA launched the eNews program to keep Montana’s nonprofits informed. Since then, we have signed up over 700 people to receive the MNA eNews. MNA strives to keep…

Blog a better world. Web logs helping nonprofits spread word

Blogging has made a lot of sense for nonprofits, said Marnie Webb, TechSoup vice president and chief knowledge officer. It helps them keep in touch with their constituency and their donors without having to make "a huge annual appeal and re-explain themselves to you once a year because they’ve been creating content intermittently and updating you about their work," she said.

U.S. Nonprofit Sector is Sixth Largest Economy in the World. In 2002, Montana’s 1520 reporting charitable nonprofits had $2.5 billion in expenditures

In 2002, Montana’s 1520 reporting charitable nonprofits had $2.5 billion in expenditures – 11% of the State’s Gross Product.

Not your average non-profit. Student Assistant Foundation

“Our entire business model is built on a premise of finding capital outside the state of Montana to benefit Montanans,” Stipcich said. “We want to generate funds to be able to provide more scholarships and more benefits that go far beyond our wages and contracts with local vendors.”