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Posted at: Friday, May 02, 2014
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Posted at: Monday, April 28, 2014
http://blogs.edweek.org, By Evie Blad on April 22, 2014 4:05 PM A group of national educational organizations released a guide Tuesday that is designed to encourage school board members to leverage community partnerships to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of individual students. The guide emphasizes better coordination between schools, faith-based groups, community organizations, and charities to end overlapping programs and better face challenges that can impede academic progress.
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Posted at: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Posted at: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Posted at: Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Posted at: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Fundraising can be a trying business. It’s enough of a challenge to work in sales, offering a product or service in exchange for cash. But asking for money on nothing more than the promise of feeling that one has done something good can’t be easy. That’s just what Carol Townsend has been doing for 18 years as chief executive of the local United Way. Before that, she was a member of its board of directors for eight years. Next month she will step down, passing the reins of this venerable 35-year-old organization to the next generation. It has been a long and successful tenure.
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Posted at: Friday, April 04, 2014
Community volunteers and board members are reviewing grant applications and attending presentations, while CPAs evaluate the financials of each applicant.  Through a stringent process, these volunteers along with Greater Gallatin United Way Board of Directors decide how to invest the dollars raised through the annual campaign. These dollars or Community Investment Fund make up 50% of GGUW’s annual revenues; private and state grant awards make up the other 50%.  A restricted grant covers nearly all operating expenses, which means 99 cents of every dollar donated is invested, on average, into over 60 local programs and initiatives.  These...
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Posted at: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Greater Gallatin United Way’s Community Investment process kicks off this week.  Dana Aughney of First Interstate Bank and Shannon O’Hare of Stockman Bank are Committee Co-Chairs.  The Committee guides Greater Gallatin United Way’s Board of Directors in determining where to best invest community funds, resources raised from the annual campaign.
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Posted at: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Program coordinators and staff from 25 kidsLINK Afterschool sites will meet on Saturday, March 29th.  Participants will learn about the research of Carol Dweck and growth mindset (see video below) or visit her website. Linda Clarke will present on the impact of sleep and sugar on brain development (see vide below).
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Posted at: Friday, March 21, 2014
South Central Montana is our home. The story of home promises a place for everyone — a place that offers security, safety, inclusion, prosperity. Yet too many in our community — our neighbors, our friends, our family members — aren't able to get ahead. The cycle starts early.

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