Bozeman has very many nonprofit organizations. I'd like to know which ones you think need to go away. I work for a local nonprofit and find it hard to attain support.
P.S. Let's keep it civil, please.
Can you provide a list of the non-profits in the area. I don't think most people know of many othen then the food banks and places like goodwill.
POSTED: 2005-06-20 14:39:35
I believe that if your non-profit markets itself right and offers a service that is valued and needed in the Bozeman area you should not have any problems. What non-profit do you work for. I work for a non-profit and we have had the best year ever.
POSTED: 2005-06-21 07:56:07
There are over 400 nonprofits in Bozeman. This includes fraternal organizations, service groups, professional organizations, advocacy groups, religious organizations, pseudo-government groups, etc.
Mine is quite small and has no advertising budget. Everyone who knows about us thinks its a great service. We always have a waiting list for services. There is very little grant money for our niche.
Anyway, back to my original question: Which nonprofits in Bozeman need to dissolve? For instance, how much duplication of services do you see and what should be done about it?
POSTED: 2005-06-22 09:39:52
The only overlap organizations I can think of are the two food banks. Can you give us some other examples? I was thinking you should be able find a list of organizations here, but it's not easy to find. www.volunteermt.org
POSTED: 2005-06-22 09:59:24
It seems there is an abundance of children's services (Big Bro/Sis, Boys & Girls Club, Junior Achievement, 4-H, etc.)as well as land/wildlife conservation groups (American Wildlands, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Predator Conservation Alliance, Sierra Club, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, etc.)
I'm not saying any group is more worthy or better than another. I do think duplication of services leads to undue competition, thinning resources, and not necessarily better service provision.
Maybe I'm just frustrated because my small but wonderful nonprofit gets lost in the crowd.
POSTED: 2005-06-22 10:19:56
To get support in this community you have to offer something different and something of use. You need to create a niche for yourself and stand out.
You also need to create a group of supporters that will help promote you. Maybe a Advisory Board.
Sometimes you need to look at your mission statement and change it slightly so you will be a good fit for grants and government funds.
If you offer something people really, really need and value you will have success. I suggest looking at what you offer and then promote it.
POSTED: 2005-06-24 16:11:45
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County (BBBSGC) has served Bozeman and the surrounding community for 32 years. As an employee I am able to see the difference our organization makes in the lives of this community's children everyday. Many of the local nonprofits have wonderful missions worthy of support and BBBSGC is very fortunate to have a great deal of community support; we are an organization that has been embraced by the Gallatin County and its citizens. Thank you to all who have given so graciously, as volunteers, donors or participants in our many events. BBBSGC is entirely operated on funds raised here in Gallatin County. To learn more visit www.bigbrotherssisters.org
POSTED: 2005-08-04 08:43:57
An organization that is doing GREAT work in Bozeman is THRIVE! Thrive runs a number of programs,including the CAP program (mentoring in Bozeman schools; The Parent Liason Program; the Parent Place the Partnership Program; Girls for a Change.) All of the programs aim to support families and children. Thrive has lots of great opportunities to get involved, and you can learn more at www.allthrive.org.
POSTED: 2007-01-17 10:34:23
I currently work for a non-profit on the gulf coast and am moving to Bozeman in about a month. I was curious if anyone knows of job openings at non-profits in Bozeman. I am currently working for an environmental conservation organization, but am open to different suggestions. Thanks!
POSTED: 2008-07-08 20:17:07