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Expert Analysis – UM Professor Mary Ellen Campbell discusses the role of nonprofits

Mary Ellen Campbell is a professor of management at the University of Montana School of Business. She brings an array of real-life experience in corporate America to her classes, including plenty of experience with nonprofit…

Chicago taps eBay for cultural funds

Weisberg said she wanted to pursue the sale "because I was looking for new ways to raise private funds other than at dinner parties."

Club management tool gives car fan driving time – New membership management tool for non-profits

"Running a volunteer organization can take you away from your passion," "More passion … less paperwork."

Catalyst for change – Civic, business leaders need to spur nonprofits to pool resources

There is an overload of nonprofits, many of whom are too small to have the impact that their worthy missions call for. More and more nonprofits are competing for limited resources. I believe it’s time for business and civic leaders to lead in the charitable community

Atten-hut! social entrepreneurs – Business Boot Camp Teaches Non-Profits to Make Money

While the concept of non-profits creating profit isn’t new — the Salvation Army, for instance, has long used this model — it has powerful resonance in the valley, where many philanthropists believe the power of capital markets can be harnessed to help the poor and other worthy causes.

20 nonprofits, one roof, similar goal – LoDo building will serve as hub for like-minded groups

"We need to have everybody in the present looking at what we’re creating in the future," Powers, board president of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, said. "We need to create opportunities for people to work together."

Elk foundation begins $14 million project in Missoula

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation http://rmef.org/ broke ground Friday on a new $14 million headquarters and Elk country Visitor Center. Hundreds of members and staff joined the festivities, including Bob Munson. Twenty years ago, the…

Montana Natural History Center April 2004 Newsletter

Building Update The Montana Natural History Center was founded with the dream that it would, one day, be a Museum and Discovery Center near downtown Missoula. In a few days we close on 120 Hickory…

Mergers that make sense – Nonprofit groups join forces as funding becomes scarce

the sluggish economy is nudging nonprofit groups to consider merging or forming alliances to become more efficient and ride out the downturn, experts say.

Child Care Resources will proceed to the final round of the Yale School of Management national business plan competition to compete for $500,000 in prize money.

The non-profit world is changing. State and federal budgets are providing less support, foundations are giving less due to a volatile stock market and the multitude of fundraisers have made it difficult to raise private funds through traditional methods. Many forward thinking non-profits like Child Care Resources are developing earned income ventures to generate the additional revenue they need to fulfill their mission.