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Nonprofit Trainings Promote Good Governance

Our Nonprofit Trainings will resume in January 2019. The monthly trainings are a chance for nonprofits to hear about the programs being offered by the Whitefish Community Foundation as well as offer information and guidance on subjects important to the operation and governance of a nonprofit.


January 15th training will cover the Great Fish Community Challenge. Visit How to Apply for the 2019 Challenge for more information. This meeting is mandatory for new nonprofits interested in applying to participate in the Great Fish Community Challenge and highly suggested for past participants.

Nonprofit trainings will be held at Grouse Mountain Lodge in the Glacier Room. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast while conversing on important nonprofit issues, learning about good governance, and discussing best practices for nonprofits.

Best Practices for Cloud Accounting and 990EZ Overview


February 12




Join us at 8:30 AM for a presentation by Tony Vanorny, CPA, Director of Audit and Accounting for JCCS. Tony will be discussing navigation to cloud accounting. The cloud is here and has changed the way we work. Nonprofits, like many businesses, are using the cloud to run more efficiently. Join us for this hour long presentation on cloud accounting, followed by overview on filing the 990EZ. Participation fee is $15.


Nonprofits interested in participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge in 2020 will need to file at least a 990EZ. We will be doing advance training to ensure all nonprofits have the chance to file a 990EZ for 2018 and will not miss the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge.

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March 21



Presented by Linda Engh-Grady and Daria Perez

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM  Grouse Mountain Lodge

8:00 AM Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, March 21 for a workshop on nonprofit governance, financial best practices, and reporting. This three hour workshop is geared toward nonprofit staff, board of directors, and volunteers. During this workshop we will dive into policies and procedures, including an in depth look at establishing a sound financial policy.  This workshop will assist both large and small staffed nonprofits and cover operational procedures that all nonprofits should be implementing. Participation fee $25.


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Nonprofit Board Leadership – Change the Attitude – Change the Impact


April 18



Presented by Linda Engh-Grady and Daria Perez

5:30 PM Grouse Mountain Lodge – Glacier Room


Nonprofits are a corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Directors attend meetings, provide financial oversight, govern, and give direction.  As a Director, you are concerned with the public perception of your organization and you should be. But what if your attitude is preventing your organization from being all that it could be for the good of your community.


Join us for this one hour evening workshop geared towards board of directors, both seasoned and new. We will review what it means to be not-for-profit. Should your nonprofit behave more like a for profit? Streamline your thinking, strengthen your organization, and expand your impact.


We will follow the presentation with a social hour (no host bar) and a chance for you to meet other community minded individuals. Participation fee $25.


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A $250 Instant Grant Drawing will be done at each meeting sponsored by the Whitefish Community Foundation.

Special thanks to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for their generous support.



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