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Missoula Nonprofit MoFi Up For Million-Dollar Prize :


A Missoula-based nonprofit is a finalist for a million dollar grant in a national competition sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy. The "Communities ...


Making it in Big Sky: Big Sky Community Food Bank:


For years, Lynne Anderson, co-owner of The Country Market, extended credit to her customers for groceries during the off-seasons when it can be difficult for some Big Sky residents to make ends meet. ...


New director Chris Dobbs leads the Museum of the Rockies:


As a college student Chris Dobbs thought dentistry would make a nice, safe career, but his summer gig working at a history museum changed his life. That summer at the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, ...


2018 Call for Proposals - The Montana Healthcare Foundation:


The Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) makes grants to improve the health and well-being of all Montanans. For 2018, we are pleased to announce this competitive Call for Proposals (CFP). Grant proposals ...


Service from the Saddle - Back Country Horsemen:


Service from the Saddle Forty-five years after the first Back Country Horsemen https://www.bcha.org/ chapter formed in Columbia Falls, members across the nation remain faithful to the founding principle ...


College students create app to help feed those in need MEANS:


Led by Maria Rose Belding, a group of students created MEANS Database http://www.meansdatabase.com/ to help connect businesses with leftovers to charities in need. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/college-students-create-app-to-help-feed-those-in-need-1295949891855 MEANS ...


'Tell Us Something' We've got three active calls for stories going right now! Missoula, Helena and Butte, we need your stories!:




Nonprofits serve communities, not candidates:


Efforts to limit the influence of anonymous donors in elections recently took hits on two fronts; in both cases, nonprofits were used as the vehicle for increased secrecy in campaign finance. ...


Red Ants Pants sets new attendance record at 8th annual festival:


he 8th Annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival https://redantspantsmusicfestival.com/ saw a record number of ticket sales this weekend. The final 2018 attendance total is 18,000 people. Red Ants Pants ...


Video - Live from Red Ants Pants, opening night:




Tariffs push Missoula library project back into funding gap, director tells Senator Tester:


Tariffs imposed by the White House on steel and aluminum imports have left the Missoula Public Library facing an uphill climb in funding construction of its new home, the library's director told ...


Wharton's Deborah Small discusses her research on how donors choose organizations to support. :


Logic says that our charity dollars would do the most good if we donated them to organizations that were the most effective -- that is, if we treated donations like investments. But it turns out that's ...


Former Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Named CEO of Missoula-Based Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:


The former executive director of general operations for the National Rifle Association https://home.nra.org/ has been selected as the sixth leader of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation https://www.rmef.org/. Kyle ...


Charles M. Russell: The Women In His Life And Art - 5/18-9/30 - Great Falls, Montana:


The American West is traditionally thought of as a man's world, a view that has been maintained and glorified by generations of novelists and artists who have staked their careers on interpreting ...


The Equus International Film Festival - 'Celebrating The Horse, Our Veterans & Native American Culture' 11/9-11-Missoula:


Healing & Hope: The Promise of the Horse/Human Bond Celebrating the Horse, Our Veterans & Native American Culture EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival is the only international event of its kind, ...


Attn. Horse Lovers - The Equus International Film Festival is Accepting Sponsors. :


Sponsor EIFF If you love equines, enjoy film and television, and great story telling, we hope you will support the EQUUS International Film Festival® http://www.matr.net/article-82569.html . ...


The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation - Investing in people to improve the quality of their lives:


The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation supports a broad spectrum of worthy organizations benefiting at-risk youth, economically and socially disadvantaged individuals and families, and those ...


Giving locally in Montana? There's an app for that, now:


PHIL https://www.philtheneed.com/ , short for Philanthropy, a website and smart phone app that helps nonprofits tell their stories to potential donors, and helps donors find agencies and projects they ...


Podcast - How a Nonprofit Found A Startling Way To End Child Hunger - Helena School District reevaluating plans for unpaid meal charges:


Billy Shore, founder of nonprofit Share Our Strength, decided years ago that child hunger in the U.S. was "a solvable issue" and launched the 'No Kid Hungry' program. And success was easier to attain ...


A new voice for Montanans 55 and older:


We are creating a strong new voice to engage Montanans 55 and older: Big Sky 55+ http://bigsky55.org/ It will advocate for progressive policies such as health care and economic security for all. ...


Country legend Dwight Yoakam tops Red Ants Pants Music Festival lineup:


Yoakam, a 21-time Grammy nominee and multi-time winner, will be joined at the festival by fellow country icons Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan in a lineup that boasts 16 mainstage and 14 side stage performers. ...


Podcast - This Man Was Dead for 4 Minutes Before Being Revived. Then, He Created One of the Most Beloved Foundations in America. :


Frank Shankwitz, the founder of Make-A-Wish, was in a massive motorcycle accident on the highway that left him dead for several minutes. When he was revived, he battled with the question: Why have I been ...


Philanthropy - Behind a Push for New Solutions to the Complex Challenges Facing Rural America:


Philanthropy has long been criticized for ignoring downscale white rural areas. Since the 2016 election, there's been new discussion about what funders can do to help regions that have been walloped by ...


MPG Ranch Education & Volunteer Opportunities (Lolo, Montana):


The MPG Ranch promotes conservation through restoration, research, education and information sharing. Our researchers specialize in restoration and ecology. We seek new ways to understand and restore ...


When Nonprofits Have A Financial Emergency, There's Now A Fund To Bail Them Out:




Podcast - It's All About Timing: How Nonprofits Can Increase Charitable Donations:


Charitable organizations and nonprofit institutions that rely on donations to fund their activities have to strike a delicate balance between aggressively soliciting money and not turning off donors. ...


The Rock Creek Confluence Cabin is Now Available to the Public for Rental:


It's just 25 miles from Missoula. Whatever your ideal weekend getaway involves, the Confluence Cabin is the perfect base camp. There are few experiences as relaxing and refreshing as a night spent ...


Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services:




Alpine Theatre Project Finds New Home in Whitefish, Montana:


In addition to ATP's http://www.atpwhitefish.org/ professional lineup, they produce spring and fall children's shows, which they started in 2008. But new this year, the theater company is offering a host ...


Missoula nonprofits brace for fundraising challenges in "these particular times":


Raising money isn't hard, it's just hard work, something Kim Klein likened to getting stoned to death by popcorn. But if money is needed, she added, nonprofits must learn to ask for it, especially in ...

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