Thursday, June 16, 2011

Building a Flourishing Community: How can a community ‘grow its own’ philanthropy? June 17th

Join us for a free/interactive webinar hosted by University of Idaho and Montana State University Horizons.
June 17, 2011, 11:30-12:45 pm (Pacific) / 12:30-1:45 (Mountain)

Building a Flourishing Community: How can a community ‘grow its own’ philanthropy?
Community-based giving strategies are a growing trend in community development. Giving Circles bring people together to pool their funds so they have a greater impact on local causes. Community foundations provide local permanently endowed funds. Both strategies can establish granting programs to support local charities and projects, and strengthen a community’s sense of empowerment and self-reliance.

Join us as Jessica Bearman and Linda Reed discuss these strategies for building local philanthropy in rural Idaho and Montana Communities.

Jessica Bearman is an independent consultant focusing on philanthropy advising and organizational development for mission-based organizations.

Linda Reed is President/CEO of the Montana Community Foundation.  Her work with donors, charitable organizations, cities and towns plays a critical role in both philanthropic and community development.

To access the webinar:
On your personal computer at least 10 minutes before the start of the webinar,
please go to: 
Select "Enter as a Guest," then type your Full Name and click "Enter Room."
You will be prompted to enter your phone number with area code, then click "Call my phone."
The session will automatically call you so you are able to participate in the conversation via your phone.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please call Jay VanVoast at 406-994-5638. The webinar will be taped and streamed to the Internet for access at a later date.

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For more information, please contact: Debbie Gray  or 208-885-4017 or Dan Clark  or 406-994-7756

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