Nonprofit Network

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Park County Nonprofit Network - Conflict Resolution Skills

About the Presenter

Lisa Hammer completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology at the College of Saint Benedict in central Minnesota, and her Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. Lisa relocated to Montana in 2010 and completed a Master’s in Public Administration at MSU Bozeman. She has completed additional training in general and family mediation, is a certified mediator in the state of Montana, and is a licensed attorney in both Minnesota and Montana.
After serving as a board member, Lisa recently moved into the position of Program Manager for the Community Mediation Center in Bozeman, and manages the CMC’s Family Mediation, Justice Court, School Peer Mediation, MSU Res Life and Victim Impact programs. Lisa also has a private legal practice in Livingston concentrating on contract drafting, reduced-fee mediation and limited scope legal services.
In addition to legal work, Lisa runs a cow-calf ranching operation with her husband near Livingston and is the mom of two rowdy toddlers. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids and family (and dogs, chickens, horses and cattle) in the mountains and can to cook a mean hotdish.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Park County Nonprofit Network - Nonprofit Marketing on a Budget

About the Presenter

Rachel grew up in Minnesota, but has a long rooted history in Montana. Her parents grew up in rural Eastern Montana and she has lots of extended family scattered throughout the state. She attended Montana State University and earned a B.S. in Psychology.

Rachel has worked in marketing and sales her entire career and is currently the Owner and President of Markouture, a boutique marketing agency based in Livingston that focuses on helping small businesses and non-profits.

She is the co-founder and organizer of Tap into Montana Craft Beer Week and Brew Fest and the co-founder and co-chair of Montana Matriarch, a community organization focused on manifesting women’s civic engagement.

Rachel resides in Livingston with her husband Brian, their two boys Liam and Gage and their dog Lewis. They love spending time camping and playing outdoors, seeing live music and exploring Montana and beyond.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Park County Nonprofit Network - Situational Leadership: Keeping the Motivational and Developmental Wheels On

About the Presenter
Shannon Stober, Principal and Owner of Verve Exchange, is an accomplished community service entrepreneur and facilitator who regularly trains an consults on the topic of volunteer management. She is passionate about people and service, and strives to empower others with the skills needed to create positive change through leadership. Prior to launching Verve Exchange Shannon held staff positions with a variety of National Service organizations including the Montana Campus Compact, the Montana Conservation Corps, and the Governor's Office of Community Service.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Nonprofit Network: Making the Ask: Be Successful When You Ask for Money

Making the Ask: Be Successful When You Ask for Money

Having a solid individual donor strategy is crucial to sustaining your organization. Learn how to confidently engage in conversations about how to financially partner in the important work you do! In this workshop you will learn why your donors are motivated to give and how to tap into that motivation. Join us to learn and practice your newly honed asking skills!

About the Presenter
As the Program Officer for Local Community Foundations, Gursky is the key liaison with local community foundations in Montana. She provides them with technical expertise while identifying and connecting in-state and out-of-state funders with local community initiatives. Gursky also provides training for nonprofit board members and staff, leads. Jenifer has 10 years’ experience in grassroots fundraising. She’s raised money for political campaigns, faith-based projects, community initiatives, and community nonprofits. Before joining MCF, Jenifer was asking people to join a vision of a hunger-free community as the Development Director for Helena Food Share. Jenifer holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana and found her love in her minor, International Development.

This event is free and open to the public. To register please click the blue box in the upper right hand corner of this page!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
Nonprofit Network - Volunteer Management

Volunteer Management: Top 10 Tips and Tricks

Working with volunteers has the potential to be one of your organization’s most rewarding interactions with the community while also representing one of the most taxing activities on one’s work plan. In this fast-paced and engaging session, Shannon will provide a list of her Top-Ten Tips & Tricks for Volunteer Management and provide participants with the opportunity to brainstorm around their specific volunteer challenges, practices, and goals.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center 202 S. 2nd Street Livingston, MT 590147

When it comes to achieving progress on difficult issues, working together can beat working alone. When you reach across the invisible lines that often divide organizations and sectors, you tap into new ideas, new resources and create new partnerships that can help achieve your goals.

Join us for an interactive workshop on Meaningful Collaboration: Working Better Together. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of collaboration, and learn examples of what effective (and ineffective) collaboration can look like. Participants will also have the chance to put theory into practice and explore common goals and opportunities for collaboration with fellow Park County organizations. Walk out of this workshop with new ideas, new connections and feeling inspired!

Meet the Presenters

Mary Anne Keyes has been with MSU Extension since 2007 as the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. Mary Anne’s background in adult education has helped her facilitate and participate in community discussions surrounding behaviorial health, positive youth development, and food safety. Mary Anne lives in Livingston with her husband and three children.

Katie Weaver joined MSU Extension in 2013 as the Economic & Community Development Agent for Park County. With over thirteen years of community and economic development experience in rural communities throughout the West, she has led efforts in food systems, business and entrepreneurship, infrastructure, downtown redevelopment, housing, workforce, and leadership development. Katie’s deep understanding of capacity building and her expertise in bringing communities together is integral to the sustainability of these efforts.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register online or call the Park County Community Foundation at 406-224-3920.