Nonprofit Network

Program Schedule

2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019
2:30 pm3:30 pm
Willsall Dance Hall

The Wilsall Foundation Festival of Trees annual event is the major fund raiser to help support the critical work the Wilsall Foundation provides. Come out and join the foundation members, family, friends and neighbors for appetizers, beverages, live auction and pictures with Santa! Wilsall Foundation’s mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of life in the Shields Valley by providing financial assistance to individuals and other organizations.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11:30 am1:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Nurture Your New Donors

The inaugural version of the Give-A-Hoot community giving challenge delivered more than $1 million dollars of donations to Park County nonprofits. In many cases, organizations noticed that these donations came from donors who were new names in the database. At this workshop, we will talk about how to nurture those new donors in ways that might inspire them to become long-term supporters of your organization. We will also review "best practices" for year-end giving campaigns, taking into account the tremendous mid-summer generosity we saw from Park County donors -- both new and established.

About the Presenter
Olesja Hoppe, Major Gifts Officer at Yellowstone Forever, led the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s Annual Giving program for 10 years following three years of managing the Yellowstone Association’s membership program. With 13 years of combined experience in leading a highly successful annual fund program, she is excited to share her tips and year-end strategies with you.

Sunday, September 15, 201911:30 pmMonday, September 16, 201912:00 am

Please apply by midnight on Sun, Sept 15!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
4:00 pm7:00 pm
The Attic, 110 N Main Street, Livingston

4:00 - 5:00 Facilitated conversation to share feedback and lessons learned about the inaugural Give-A-Hoot community giving challenge

5:00 - 7:00 Nonprofit celebration! Please let us know if you'll be attending, so we can plan accordingly for appetizers.

The Gardiner Original Music Show Case features five amazing artists, Daniel Kosel, Ian Thomas, Marley Ball, Jarret Kostrba and Lacy Nelson, playing to benefit the North Yellowstone Education Foundation on June 29th, 2019 in Arch Park.Montana. Pig Roast plates from Yellowstone Grill for sale.

Go to https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thegardineroriginalmusicshowcase/246430/ to buy tickets today!

Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 am12:30 pm
Chico Hot Springs

Come join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a FUN DAY of Disc Golf. Disc Golf is similar to golf but a bit more rugged and a lot more family friendly! It's like hiking on flatter terrain while throwing discs that look like frisbees to "holes" that are really metal baskets. Have we piqued your interest?

Disc Golf Fore Kids' Sake is for fun. We'll teach you how to play. Kids 17 and under get free discs and the suggested donation is $5 a player. Our hope is to show you a fun activity to do with friends, family and kids all while supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters. To make sure you have plenty of time to complete the course, please arrive by 11:00 am. We will provide pastries, pizza and discs, please bring water and wear long pants!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
3:45 pm5:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
Discovering Wellness Information Session

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
11:30 am1:30 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Wednesday, May 15th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts.

Are you wanting to organize your organization's information or learn more from your donor data, but don't know where to start? Is your non-profit storing everything in Excel spreadsheets? Do you have a donor database but no one is using it? Are you wanting to learn more about donor databases in general? Join us for the May Nonprofit Network! 

Topics to be covered: Why a donor database can be invaluable to your organization. Types of information do you store in a database Costs of databases and what kind of staff/skills are needed to utilize them. Rachel will be giving a demonstration of Salesforce as an example database (she is a Salesforce Administrator). 

About Rachel Regan: Rachel LOVES her non-profit database. She is the Database and Development Systems Manager at American Prairie Reserve, and has been working with databases for 7+ years. She is a co-leader of the Bozeman Salesforce Non-Profit User group. She is using APR's database, not only to store historic information about their network and donors, but to help drive future cultivation and stewardship of donors, and learn from and improve APR's fundraising efforts.

2019 Spring Mini Conference: Supporting Young Children with Autism in Early Childhood Settings

Event Info
Upcoming Dates:
April 27, 2019
Location
St Peter's Health | 2475 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
Join us for the 2019 Spring Mini Conference for Licensed Child Care Providers- Understanding and Supporting Young Children with Autism in Early Childhood Settings.

Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. Peters Hospital in Helena, MT.

Cost: $50 before 3.31.19 or $55 after 4.1.19
Credit Hours: 6

The training will provide information about identifying young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, provide information on empirically-validated programs for young children with ASD, and training provide information about child-focused interventions to support young children with ASD in early childhood classrooms.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to understand and describe the core deficits in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

2. Participants will be able to understand and describe the essential elements of effective interventions for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

3. Participants will be able to understand how to implement foundational child-focused interventions that essential for the success of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

For more information on this event contact Brandi at (406) 587-7786 or brandi@cccmontana.org.

***Child Care Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves as the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Gallatin, Park, Meagher, Jefferson, Broadwater, and Lewis & Clark Counties. Learn more at cccmontana.org

Thursday, April 25, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Livingston Bar and Grille

Dine Out for LINKS at Livingston Bar & Grille
Thursday April 25, 2019
Livingston Bar & Grille
130 N Main St, Livingston, Montana

What: You’re invited to Dine Out for LINKS! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Livingston Bar & Grille, Tickets $40 per adult and include salad, entrée and dessert. Alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be available for purchase. Silent Auction! Reservations required.
When: Thursday April 25, 2019
Where: Livingston Bar & Grille
Time: 6:00pm doors open for cocktail hour, 7:00pm dinner begins
RSVP by April 18th, contact:
Margy Ek, 650-868-9471 or margy.ek@livingston.k12.mt.us

Cause: Ticket sales will benefit the LINKS scholarship fund to help get children off the waitlist and into the afterschool program.

Sunday, April 21, 2019
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Community Closet

Join the Easter Parade, Livingston, MT.
Announcing Community Closet’s Easter Sunday Bonnet & Ballcap Parade.
Make this Easter fun and festive by joining Community Closet’s Easter Bonnet and Ballcap Parade and Contest on Sunday, April 21 from 2-4 pm at the Community Closet, 416 East Park Street in Livingston. The contest judging will be at 3 pm with prizes for winners of each category.
The contest categories are: 1) Best Easter-Themed hat 2) Best Bedazzled/Decorated hat 3) Best Upcycle/reused materials hat 4) Biggest Bonnet 5) Best Easter-themed Dressed Pet. Please have any pets on leashes, haltered or kenneled as appropriate for breed. The parade will be outdoors so easy-going horses welcome, please pick up after your pet.
Community Closet has a stash of hats and supplies ready and waiting to assist in decorated and upcycled hats and outfits. All are welcome to participate whether you craft a festive bonnet, revive a vintage hat, or just put on a favorite cap.
Come rain or shine, come parade your best Easter bonnet or ballcap and even your pet, and enjoy refreshments and Easter fun!

Monday, April 15, 2019
6:15 pm8:30 pm
Livingston-Park County Public Library

CLUEDO Mystery Fundraiser Party
Friday May 10th, 2019
Livingston-Park County Library
228 W. Callendar Street, Livingston, Montana

What: You’re invited to participate in a murder mystery game that takes the classic game of Clue off the board and into a real life scavenger hunt! Tickets $25 per adult and include game of CLUEDO, appetizers, desserts and refreshments. Children ages 10-17 may accompany an adult for free.
When: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Where: Park County Library
Time: 6:15-8:30pm
RSVP by Contacting:
Margy Ek, 650-868-9471 or margy.ek@livingston.k12.mt.us

Cause: Ticket sales will benefit the LINKS scholarship fund to help get children off the waitlist and into the afterschool program.

Friday, March 22, 2019
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Livingston Depot

The event will begin at 6:00 pm with music, complimentary wine & beer, and a delicious dinner of homeade soups, breads, and desserts. There will be a raffle and a silent auction.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00 am7:00 pm
Livingston, MT

More info coming soon!

Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:00 am3:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Nonprofit Leadership & Stewardship Training

We are partnering with Montana Nonprofit Association to bring their Nonprofit Board Leadership + Stewardship training to Livingston!

Cost: $25 early-bird, $30 after March 1
*The normal cost of this workshop is $89, however we want to make it accessible to everyone who wants to attend so we are sponsoring the event!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/2RzJLx7

For nonprofit leaders and board members!

Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship… Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member.

About the Presenter
Liz Moore joined the Montana Nonprofit Association as Executive Director in 2011. She previously worked for the Rocky Mountain Development Council, a community action agency serving south-central Montana, for 16 years. In that role, Liz worked with the Head Start program, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Montana Youth Homes, Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing, and a variety of other human services programs. In her 25 years working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector, Liz was a founding board member for Family Promise of Greater Helena, served on the board of ExplorationWorks!, a museum of science and culture, and co-founded HATCH, the Helena Action Coalition on Homelessness. She served on the Region III Disability Services QIC Editorial Board, the Montana Continuum of Care Coalition, the Montana NAMIWalk Steering Committee, The Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Council, Montana Children’s Bill of Rights Task Force, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction Comprehensive System for Professional Development Council.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/2RzJLx7

Please call our office at 406-224-3920 with any questions!

Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:00 am3:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Nonprofit Leadership & Stewardship Training

We are partnering with Montana Nonprofit Association to bring their Nonprofit Board Leadership + Stewardship training to Livingston!

Cost: $25 early-bird, $30 after March 1
*The normal cost of this workshop is $89, however we want to make it accessible to everyone who wants to attend so we are sponsoring the event!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/2RzJLx7

For nonprofit leaders and board members!

Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship… Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member.

About the Presenter
Liz Moore joined the Montana Nonprofit Association as Executive Director in 2011. She previously worked for the Rocky Mountain Development Council, a community action agency serving south-central Montana, for 16 years. In that role, Liz worked with the Head Start program, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Montana Youth Homes, Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing, and a variety of other human services programs. In her 25 years working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector, Liz was a founding board member for Family Promise of Greater Helena, served on the board of ExplorationWorks!, a museum of science and culture, and co-founded HATCH, the Helena Action Coalition on Homelessness. She served on the Region III Disability Services QIC Editorial Board, the Montana Continuum of Care Coalition, the Montana NAMIWalk Steering Committee, The Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Council, Montana Children’s Bill of Rights Task Force, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction Comprehensive System for Professional Development Council.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/2RzJLx7

Please call our office at 406-224-3920 with any questions!

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:30 pm8:30 pm
Livingston-Park County Public Library
Cluedo Mystery Party - LINKS for Learning

A fundraising event for Links for Learning.
Come to the Library for a live game of Clue, where you are the detective and all the characters from the game will be all around you for questioning. There will be snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) for you.
Monies raised will go to the Links for Learning Scholarship program to help kids get off the wait list and into the Link's afterschool program

Tickets are $25 for adults, kids 10-16 free with adult accompaniment. Please RSVP by February 26 by calling 650-868-9471 or writing to margy.ek@livingston.k12.mt.us.

Monday, February 18, 2019
9:30 am10:30 am
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
5:30 pm8:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Ingredients for Successful Strategic Planning

Planning is a key element of nonprofit management and decision-making. Successful strategic planning helps organizations fulfill their missions with maximum efficiency and impact. During this workshop board volunteers and staff leaders will learn about the benefits of planning and what it takes to develop and implement both strategic and annual plans.

About the Presenter
Peggy M. Owens, CFRE, is a trainer, consultant and coach for organizations with an emphasis on fundraising, board development, strategic planning and meeting facilitation. Over thirty years of experience with a proven record of success in nonprofit consulting, administration and fund development, Peggy has a wide range of experience both as a nonprofit executive and board leader. She is the founding chair of the Montana Nonprofit Association Board of Directors and a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Montana Chapter. She received her certification as a fundraising executive in 2004.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30 am1:30 pm
Livingston-Park County Public Library 228 West Callender Street Livingston, MT 59047

he Livingston Library and Paradise Permaculture Institute are dedicated to support seed saving and growing healthy produce in our community.
Join us to hear two knowledgeable speakers, exchange seeds, and if you would like explore the Seed Library and Tool Lending opportunity.

Schedule:
10:30 The Seed Library and Tool Library with Suzie Catharine
10:45 Seed Saving with Caleb Warnock from Renaissance Seeds, Alpine, Utah, a long-time seed-saver, author, and year-round gardener will present live via computer.
11:45 Seed Exchange (along with coffee, tea and seed snacks)
12:30 Hands-on Seed Saving with Michele Evans our own local expert with 40+ years of seed-saving experience.

Feel free to stay and browse the library's gardening resources.

SEED SWAP! Bring your own seeds if you have them, and envelopes or containers to collect them. Recycled junk mail envelopes work well. We will also have some seeds on hand to share from Paradise Permaculture Institute.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
11:00 am1:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Nonprofit Network: Grant Writing

This Grant Writing workshop with Julie Rodda will kick-off the Park County Community Foundation's 2019 grant cycle! Whether you're new to grant writing or an experienced grant writer, please join us to brush up on your skills!

At this workshop you can expect to learn about:
• Converting ideas into fundable projects
• Navigating grant opportunities and identifying which are worth your time
• Identifying the key elements of a successful proposal
• Working through the general outline of the Community Foundation grant application

The Park County Community Foundation grant cycle will open January 16 and close on March 6. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your grant writing skills!

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register ahead of time (click the blue box in the upper right hand corner to register)
Bring your lunch, we will have some goodies to celebrate the new year and kick off the 2019 grant cycle!