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Posted at: Thursday, January 26, 2017

There are over 2,000 nonprofit establishments throughout Montana. These nonprofits have a wide range of purposes that are ultimately intended to benefit the community. Think of United Way, the Humane Society, or Habitat for Humanity as a few examples among many. Many individuals receive the benefits of nonprofits, perhaps without even realizing it. Consider the enjoyment of the symphony, the theater, or a museum. These art and entertainment organizations are often nonprofits. Or consider education at a private school. Nongovernment educational institutions are also often nonprofits, as are many healthcare facilities and religious...

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Posted at: Thursday, July 14, 2016

As you know, Bozeman is currently working on a 20-30 year strategic plan utilizing the consulting firm, HDR.  Over the past 3-4 months, they’ve held community discussions around the following 6 vision areas:

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Posted at: Friday, July 08, 2016

Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool

The 2015-16 School Year in Review

GGUW kidsLINK Afterschool Numbers

  • In 2015-16, a total of 29 schools and communities in four counties had quality afterschool programs, with 3,426 students enrolled in the program.                                                         
  • 1,611 regularly attended, which was an increase from 1,468 during the 2013-14 school year. 

As a result of...

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Posted at: Thursday, June 16, 2016

In 2013, a workgroup of the Early Childhood Community Council, a collaboration lead by Greater Gallatin United Way, formed to plan for a Born Learning Trail in Gallatin County.  ECCC purchased 3 Born Learning Trail kits from United Way Worldwide and the workgroup began to meet with community partners to identify local parks and trails that would benefit and...

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Posted at: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Greater Gallatin United Way is pleased to announce the opening of our Community Investment/Impact Grant Process

Online grant application available: Monday, February 1 at 12:00 pm. 

Deadline gor grant applications: Thursday, February 25 at Midnight.

As a community leader in collective impact-driven work, we believe that real long-term change is best generated by working collectively through a common agenda.  Centralized fundraising or collective fundraising benefits our community by allowing donors to easily...

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Posted at: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

United Way Worldwide was consistent and effective in their advocacy efforts to improve the federal K-12 education law currently known as No Child Left Behind. 

The U.S. Senate voted this morning to approve the House-Senate agreement, Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, by a vote of 85-12.  Click here for news coverage from Education Week.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a ceremony for this afternoon to enroll and prepare the bill for the President’s signature.  The President is expected to sign the...

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Posted at: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Thank you for making me aware of that proposal, and for making it easy for me to write a response.  I did respond and I stand by what I said to them:

I have great concern about donors needing to provide personal identification such as addresses and social security numbers. If people who want to donate to non-profits are expected to provide those organizations their social security numbers, people will not want to donate. If the non-profits have to file reports listing donors' social security numbers and addresses and providing the donors copies of these forms every tax year, the non-profits' administrative costs...

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Posted at: Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Dear Donor,

As you may have heard, the IRS has proposed a new form that nonprofits can use to record and report donations over $250. To use the new form, nonprofits would have to collect and report the Social Security numbers and addresses of donors, file the new form with the IRS by February 28 every year, and send a copy to each donor listed.

United Way Worldwide and individual United Ways have concerns about the proposal and plans to submit comments.

We ask you to take...

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Posted at: Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Posted at: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Feruary 28, 2013

On Jan. 11, Montana State University senior Eric Halverson set off from his house at 3 p.m., with no money or food with the intention of simply staying warm and fed through the night.

Halverson shared his reflections on that day Wednesday at the annual...

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