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Personal Payoff Corporate -Types Help Themselves by Helping Nonprofits

In many companies, even high-level executives may find it hard to see what direct impact their daily work has on their companies. Decisions may take months to come to fruition, and only after multiple meetings and layers of approval. But in the world of nonprofits, one board member can make an instant difference.

This non-profit merger a winner for all

The cooperation of two nonprofits working for the benefit of all is more than a shining example of teamwork.

Missoula Nonprofit Network Training -"Nonprofit Budgets And Financial Reporting", 11/21, Missoula

Karen Neel, CPA from Boyle, Deveny& Meyer PC will lead a discussion about nonprofit budgets and financial reporting. Karen is a nonprofit board member and volunteer as well as working professionally with many local nonprofits. This workshop is recommended for nonprofit staff and board members.

Young givers create way to pool funds, experience. Giving circles encourage donors to participate

In the past eight years, "giving circles" or "donor circles" have sprouted like wheat grass along the West Coast and beyond, as a prosperous "younger" generation — that’s pre-retirement — looks for a meaningful way to help heal the troubled spots in communities.

Working for a cause. Montana’s nonprofit sector continues to grow

The “influx of new wealth” has helped nonprofit groups meet their needs, Cooney said. But while many newcomers are eager to help, others moved to the area to escape the level of involvement they experienced in other communities.

“The challenge there is it’s not always easy to engage these new residents, be they rich or poor, in the life of the community,” he said.

Nonprofit groups in many areas struggle to recruit volunteers from newcomers and longtime residents alike.

Online resource to assist would-be non-profit startups

The concept behind a new Web site for grassroots initiatives started several years ago when its creator was fielding calls from an overwhelming number of people seeking advice on how to start up their own organization.

$500,000 that should be staying with non-profits

As a donor/advisor/board member to several non-profits, the point of this post is to lay out strategies and tactics that are applicable to most non-profits so they can redirect as much money as possible towards delivering their services.

Ted Turner Ranch and Gov. & Mrs. Schweitzer Help Online Special Olympics Montana Auction Nov. 6-10

In 2005 it raised $60,000 for the Special Olympics. The year-round, nonprofit program offers sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities, according to the organization’s Web site.

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Announces Latest Grants. More Than $11.5 Million to Benefit 93 Nonprofit Organizations Throughout the Pacific Northwest

The Foundation awarded $11,527,500 to 93 organizations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

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