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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
On Friday, November 8, volunteers from WealthVest shared their time and talent with Gallatin Valley YMCA who hosted Monforton School PIR Day camp.  Students kicked off the day with a vist to the Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies.  Afterwards they met with WealthVest volunteers to create solar system themed crafts and play games.  Out-of-school time care is vital for helping parents keep their jobs and realize financial stability for their families and to ensure no child has to be home alone.  Beyond crafts and games, kids connected with positive adult role models and simply had fun! For information on community engagement...
Sunday, November 03, 2019
Volunteering engages employees and unifies them around a shared desire to make a difference, do a good deed.  Data from the 2017 Deloitte Volunteerism Survey shows that 89% of American believe that companies who sponsor volunteer activities offer a better overall working environment than those that don’t and 70% believe that volunteer activities are more likely to boost morale than company-sponsored happy hours.     High morale is more than just a good feeling.  It increases employee well-being and satisfaction.  It illustrates to others that the company is a desirable place to work, which helps to attract new talent and retain employees...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Hank Rosso's Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0-7879-6256-2    Chapter One A Philosophy of Fund Raising Henry A. Rosso Introduction by Eugene R. Tempel   In this chapter, Henry A. (Hank) Rosso offers his philosophy of fund raising, a philosophy developed over a lifetime of work as a fund raiser, consultant, and teacher. The principles on which he founded The Fund Raising School in 1974 have stood the test of time and culture. So has his philosophy for fund raising. That is why his original chapter in Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising is included in this second edition unaltered and in its entirety.   A...
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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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...
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: Engaged Communities Well Planned City Sustainable Environment Innovative Economy Education, Creativity & Culture Safe, Healthy People Greater Gallatin United Way, along with other representatives from non-profit organizations, fire department, police department, Bozeman Health, Health Dept., etc. attended the community conversation/work group around “Safe Healthy People” last night.  We learned that, of all the vision areas, there’s...
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 implement a Born Learning Trail.  Born Learning Trails provide parents, caregivers and children with learning and active play opportunities in an outdoor setting.  Signs are placed along the Trail, providing skill developing activities, examples include: Watch! Stop! Learn! Play!...
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 support multiple well-vetted organizations with one donation to Greater Gallatin United Way; by providing local human service...
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 bill by the end of the year. We thank everyone for their advocacy efforts throughout this year, in particular, to help get this much...

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