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The Flathead Nonprofit Development Partnership (NpDP) serves nonprofit organizations and the people working with organizations, as volunteers, board members, and staff. We do this because we believe nonprofits play incredible vital roles in our community and our nation.

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The Need for Nonprofit Development
Nonprofits in Flathead County

"Most everyone of good will talks about supporting the community's nonprofits - NpDP actually does something about providing that much needed support.  Prior to NpDP, our local nonprofits tended to be isolated from one another, each often feeling like it was them alone against the world, and usually lacking the resources to properly get the job done.  NpDP has brought local nonprofits together and provided the training and networking that serves as both stimulus and confidence builder to help us be more effective in our work for the Flathead Valley community."

-- Gil Jordan, Executive Director, The Museum of Central School, Kalispell

NpDP has served the following 354 nonprofit organizations, businesses and public agencies*.

These organizations were represented at one or more NpDP Brown Bag, Seminar, or Networking event, by at least one staff member or volunteer:

4-H Foundation
A Plus Health Care
A Ray of Hope
Abbie Shelter

Agency on Aging
All Mosta Ranch
Alpenglow Dental Office
Alpine Theatre Project
American Legion Post 137
Artisan Office
Association of Records Management & Administrators
Bet Harim Flathead Valley Jewish Community
Beyond the Boundaries Montana
Bibler Bike Path
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Mountain Commercial Association
Big Sky Astronomy
Big Sky PR
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
Bigfork Community Players
Bitter Root Water Forum

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Boy Scouts of America
Boys & Girls Club of Glacier County
Braveheart Chaplain Ministry
Bridges Autism
Business Class
Canyon Elementary
Cap Consulting
Carlson Associates
CASA of Flathead County
Center for Restorative Youth Justice
Child Bridge
Child Care Resources
Child Development Center
Children's Alliance of Montana
Church 29
Cinnabar Foundation
Citizens for a Better Flathead
City of Kalispell
City of Kalispell Parks & Recreation
Clay Studio of Missoula
Coats for Kids
Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana
Conrad Mansion Museum
Constellation Museum
Council on International Educational Exchange
Crane Mountain Mountain Bike Trail
Crown of the Continent Geotourism
DA Davidson
Daughters of the Nile
Deep Bay Center
Diana Damron Productions
Dickey Lake Bible Camp
Disabilities Rights Montana
Discovery Developmental Center
Domestic Violence Action Team
DREAM Adaptive Recreation, Inc.
Eidsvold Lutheran
Emerald Gateway Transformation Center
Equity Funding for Schools
Eureka Christian School
Evergreen Community Development
Evergreen Middle School
Family Friendly Flathead
Far West Communication
Farm to School Program
Farmers Insurance
Farming for the Future Academy
Feeding the Flathead Community Dinner
Fifth Wave Leadership
First Baptist Church
First Best Place Task Force
First Night Flathead
Flathead Area Young Professionals

Flathead Association of Senior Citizens
Flathead Audubon Society
Flathead Beacon
Flathead Building Association
Flathead Business and Industry Association
Flathead Camp
Flathead CARE
Flathead City-County Health Department
Flathead Coalition
Flathead Community Foundation
Flathead Contra Dancers
Flathead County Attorney's Office
Flathead County Commissioners Office
Flathead County Fairgrounds
Flathead County Motor Vehicle Department
Flathead County Search and Rescue
Flathead County Sheriff's Office
Flathead County Sheriff's Posse
Flathead County Treasurer Department
Flathead Democratic Women
Flathead Electric Coop
Flathead Exchange
Flathead Food Bank
Flathead High School
Flathead Industries
Flathead Job Service
Flathead Lakers
Flathead Land Trust
Flathead Marines
Flathead NAMI
Flathead National Forest
Flathead Shelter Friends
Flathead Suicide Prevention Coalition
Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic
Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley Community College Foundation
Flathead Valley Live On Stage
Flathead Youth Court
Flathead Youth Home
Florence Crittenton
Food Bank Farms
Forward Montana
Foy's to Blacktail Trails
Friends of the Shelter
Friendship House
Frontier Home Health and Hospice
Gateway Community Center
George E White Foundation
Get Well Montana
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming
Glacier Assistance
Glacier Bank
Glacier Camp and Conference Center
Glacier County Avalanche Center
Glacier High School
Glacier Institute
Glacier Medical Associates
Glacier National Park Associates
Glacier National Park Conservancy
Glacier National History Association
Glacier Pilot Club
Glacier Regional Trails Program
Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Glacier Universalist Unitarian
Grace Hospice
Greater Polson Community Foundation
Griffin Associates
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley
Ham It Up
Hammer Nutrition
Harvest Ministries

Headwaters Montana
Hearing Loss Association - East Bay
Heritage Museum
Hidden Waters Retreat
History is Posh (HIP)
Hockaday Museum of Art
Hot Springs Sustainability Project
Houseworth Consulting
Hula School Halau KaWaikahe Lani Make
Human Therapy on Horseback
Humane Society of Northwest Montana
ICI Institute
ImagineIF Libraries
ImagineIF Library Foundation
Immanuel Lutheran Communities
Interior Outfitting

Jensen Jewelry
Kaiser Permanente
Kalampa Meditation Center
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
Kalispell Chamber Foundation
Kalispell Education Foundation
Kalispell Grand Hotel
Kalispell Montessori
Kalispell Neighbors
Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell Regional Healthcare
Kalispell Senior Citizen Center
Kalispell Toastmasters
Keller Williams
Kila Smith Lake Community Development Coalition
Kind Mind Media
Lakeside Community Church
Lakeside PTA
Lakeside QRU
Leadership Flathead
Let's Strut Your Stuff
Lighthouse Christian Home
Literacy Center
Little Bitty Ranch
Marion Fire Department
Marketing Lever
Meals on Wheels
Mission Accounting and Consulting
Missoula Developmental Service Corporation
Montana Audubon
Montana Broadband
Montana Community Foundation
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Equestrian Events
Montana Land Reliance
Montana Legal Services Association
Montana Nonprofit Association
Montana Nursery and Landscape Association
Montana Operation Lifesaver
Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities
Montana Sled Dog
Montana State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Montana West Economic Development
Montana Wilderness Association
Montana Woman Foundation
Montanans in Action
Mountain Works Communications
MSU Extension
MSU Northern
National Flood Service
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Conservancy
New Directions Professional Coaching
NOMAD Global Communications Services
North America Versatile Hunting Dog Association
North Valley Hospital
North Valley Hospital Foundation
North Valley Music School
Northstar Foundation
Northwest Health Care Foundation
Northwest Montana Association of Realtors
Northwest Montana Chapter of Forest Fire Lookouts
Northwest Montana Economic Development District
Northwest Montana Headstart
Northwest Montana Historical Society
Northwest Montana Patriots Association
Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry
Northwest Montana Wedding & Event Professionals
Northwest Regional RC&D
Nourish the Flathead
Nurturing Center
Office of Public Defender
Open Door Flathead
Operation Finally Home
Opportunity Resources
Oro y Plata Foundation
Park Side Credit Union
People First
Performance Solutions
Plum Creek

Plunge Project
Polson Museum
Prairie Bible Institute
Pride Foundation
Project CRISS
Qdoba Mexican Grill
R Kurth Design
Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana
Ratzlaff Consulting
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
Restart Your Life
Retrouvaille Montana
River Rock Resources
RiversQuest Consulting
Rocky Mountain Bank
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rocky Mountain Front Weed Roundtable
Rural Entrepreneurship
Safe Harbor
Samaritan House
Sanders County Council on Aging
Sane Solutions by Dru
Schellinger Construction
Senator Baucus Field Office
Senator Tester Field Office
Serenity Garden
Share Your Voice Foundation
Shepherd's Hand Free Clinic
Sirucek Lane Road Association
Small Business Development Center
Soroptimist International - Kalispell
Soul-Felt Words
Sparrow's Nest Homeless Shelter
Speaking of America
Special Friends Advocacy Program
Special Olympics Montana
Spirit Works
Springs at Whitefish
Stahlberg & Sutherland
Stand Tall Marketing
Staples Advantage
Students for Liberty
Stumptown Art Studio
Summit Medical Fitness Center
Summit Prep School
Sunburst Community Service Foundation
Sunrise Lions
Swan Ecosystem Center
Swan View Coalition
Swiftcurrent Consulting and Accounting
Tamarack Grief Resource Center
The Museum at Central School
The Salvation Army
The Sustainability Fund
Thunder Wind
Tobacco Valley Community Foundation
Trinity Child Care Center
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trout Unlimited
United Way of Northwest Montana
USDA Rural Development
Vietnam Veterans of America
West Shore Community Library
Western Montana Mental Health Center
Whitefish Chamber of Commerce
Whitefish Community Center
Whitefish Community Foundation
Whitefish Community Library
Whitefish Foursquare
Whitefish Housing Authority
Whitefish Legacy Partners
Whitefish PTA
Whitefish Theatre Company
Whitefish Winter Classic
Willful Energy
World Food Program
Youth Image Project
Youth Service Network
Youth Suicide Prevention Council


* A few of these organizations have ceased operations since attending a NpDP event.

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Nonprofit organizations in Montana demonstrate their value, and their strengths, every day.
  • The nonprofit sector plays important roles in Montana, building healthy communities, attracting economic investment, maintaining beautiful landscapes, delivering cultural experiences, and providing a social safety net.
  • The nonprofit sector is a critical part of the state’s economy, and was the fourth largest employer in the state during 2007-2008 (source: Montana Nonprofit Association, Montana Nonprofit Sector Report, January 2011).
  • Nonprofits are uniquely positioned to leverage resources from out-of-state foundations, corporations, and the federal government, in addition to attracting funding from in-state donors and foundations.
Nonprofit organizations in the Flathead region face challenges to ensuring their missions are achieved efficiently and effectively. The Flathead’s nonprofit sector is comprised primarily of small, under-resourced nonprofit organizations.
  • The majority of funding from foundation and government sources is program-focused and usually does not cover staff development or provide for adequate infrastructure.
  • Especially in a rural state like Montana, there is a lack of locally-based resources for training and consultation in the areas of leadership, governance, administration, planning and fundraising.
  • Few nonprofit leaders are the products of formal training and education in the field of nonprofit management. Instead, a majority of nonprofit CEO’s come up through the ranks of program staff, or are managers who have “crossed over” to the nonprofit sector from another line of work, such as for-profit business or public service.
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Nonprofits in Flathead County (data from 2008, compiled by the Montana Nonprofit Association)
  • Number of Nonprofits reporting income over $25,000: 177
  • Total Expenditures: $259 Million
  • Total Assets: $378 Million
  • Total Employment: 2,988 employees with a payroll over $94 Million
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