|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.
Organizations NpDP Has Served
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 257 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:
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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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- 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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