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Monday, August 25, 2014
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Friday, August 01, 2014
Making a Commitment to Strengthen Backbone Organizations Communities and organizations around the world are adopting a different mindset to achieve large-scale systemic change through collective impact, a concept that was first introduced in the winter 2011 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review and more recently discussed on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog. As cross-sector groups engage more deeply in this practice, funders and practitioners alike find ourselves probing for answers to the question: How do you do this work well? In Cincinnati, the collective impact model is a living, breathing—and evolving—practice. The...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
How important are these funds? "Greater Gallatin United Way's program-wide support has been critical to helping us grow to meet the needs of our expanding communities with proven supports for kids and families.  Continued United Way funding is critical in helping us continue to thoughtfully grow our high-quality services to meet ever-increasing demand." "Greater Gallatin United Way funds will continue to support our ability to provide comprehensive oral health services to all patients regardless of ability to pay.  Our dental program is not fully funded by federal grants." "Greater Gallatin United Way funds help keep kids safe while their...
Friday, May 02, 2014
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Monday, April 28, 2014, 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. The central strategy of the new guide is the creation of a "personal opportunity plan" that will outline how schools and...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5/14/14 Carol is a passionate advocate for children! Those of us outside of Bozeman especially appreciate her tireless work to be bring services to the underserved and underprivileged in outlying areas. She will be missed and we will work to assure that her work will not fade as she moves out of the limelight and on to other pursuits. Carol, you’ll be missed, but you’ll always be welcome in the Belgrade Community. May you have an amazingly rich retirement.  Mark Halgren 5/12/14  Carol, Congratulations on your retirement from the Greater Gallatin United Way!  The community of Bozeman and surrounding Greater Gallatin area is a better...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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. When it was first established in 1978, the fledgling organization...
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...