Nonprofit Network: Strategic Board Recruitment – Creating a Dream Team, October 11

The next Nonprofit Network brown bag lunch program is titled “Strategic Board Recruitment – Creating a Dream Team” presented by Peggy Owens. Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, 415 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047.

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Nearly every major study of nonprofit boards over the past two decades has identified recruitment as a significant challenge for board members and nonprofit executives. It can be challenging to find board members who care deeply about the work of the organization, who have the skills the board and organization need, and who are willing to commit the time and resources to do a good job.  Continue Reading

Share your experiences with housing

Congratulations to the nonprofit Homeword organization for its efforts in moving forward with the Livingston Memorial Hospital housing project.  The Park County Community Foundation is an enthusiastic supporter of this important project. Now, Homeword is gathering stories to put a face to Park County’s affordable housing shortage. Local stories are some of the most powerful tools… Continue Reading

Annual Community Grant Program Sets New Level

A record $90,000 has been awarded to 26 Park County nonprofits and community organizations through the Annual Community Grants program of the Park County Community Foundation. “This year’s grants program nearly doubles the amount provided in our 2016 awards,” said Bruce C. McKnight, chairman of the Community Foundation board of directors.  “This higher level of… Continue Reading

“Planning to Plan” — June 28, 2017

“Planning to Plan — Laying the Foundation for Action and Success” is the title of the next Park County Nonprofit Network “brown bag” program, 11:30-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, 415 E. Lewis St.  Karen Cates, director of the Jabs Executive Education program at Montana State University, will… Continue Reading

AFP Spring Networking & Foundation Panel

It’s time for the annual Spring Networking and Foundation panel event 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Yellowstone Country Club in Billings. (Starts 3:30 p.m. sharp!)  Panelists include Michael Halligan, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation; Mary Rutherford, Montana Community Foundation; Stillwater Mining, John Beaudry; Stockman Bank, Tricia Hansen; C.M. Bair Family Trust, Penny Doak. Continue Reading

“Small shop” fundraising specialist program

“Small Shop” Specialist! — Pamela Grow, founder of “Basics & More Fundraising” will lead three day-long workshops for nonprofit organizations in Montana — Billings, April 18; Great Falls, April 19; and Helena, April 20. Her speciality is in working with small organizations. Sponsored by Montana Nonprofit Association and MT Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals.… Continue Reading

False report from Norton software

Friends, we have had three reports from people who use Norton antivirus software (and only Norton) of receiving a “corrupted website” message when they visit the Park County Community Foundation website. That is not the case — we are working with the Norton company to resolve this. Please contact us at 224-3920 if you receive… Continue Reading

Strategic Planning Seminar March 15

Register now for the March 15 “Strategic Planning: the Obligation, the Science, the Art” seminar presented by Liz Moore, Montana Nonprofit Association, and Peggy Owens of Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting. Session Highlights: Types of plans, how to use them, when to make them Using data in planning Preparations needed for planning Using strategic questions, generative thinking, visioning… Continue Reading

2017 Grant Applications

Park County CF is partnering with Foundant Technologies of Bozeman to provide an online grant application process beginning with the 2017 Annual Grants Program. You may access the portal at Grants>>Grant Application.  Each New User wishing to submit a grant proposal will first need to click on “Create New Account” to complete the registration process and create your… Continue Reading