Nonprofit Resources and Training
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Whitefish Community Foundation is a Resource

Nonprofits that work with the Whitefish Community Foundation in any of our program areas are able to use the Community Foundation as a knowledge base to receive assistance with bookkeeping questions, accounting advice, and endowment development assistance. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Nonprofit Endowment Funds

Nonprofits work with Whitefish Community Foundation to create and build Permanent Endowment for long term sustainable funding. The Community Foundation works with donors to take advantage of the Montana Endowment Tax Credit that helps build endowments.  Contact us for more information.

The Great Fish Community Challenge

The Great Fish Community Challenge is just one way Whitefish Community Foundation helps nonprofits with community outreach capacity building, and fundraising. Through this innovative campaign, nonprofits are offered a matching grant in addition to funds raised through the Challenge. Participation in the Challenge is by application. Click Here for more information.

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Board Development

Interested in Nonprofit Board Development Training? We understand the importance of ensuring that appropriate governance practices are established and board members are aware of their responsibilities. We offer a personalized training opportunity to help local nonprofits develop an effective board orientation, free for nonprofits with no paid staff and on a sliding scale for nonprofits with paid staff. Contact us to set up your training.

Nonprofit Trainings

The Whitefish Community Foundation is a resource for nonprofits. We provide several programs to help nonprofits improve their bookkeeping, governance, and community outreach programs. Regular Nonprofit Trainings allow nonprofit executives, staff, and board to come together to ask questions, brainstorm issues, and gain valuable insight on policies and procedures.


2020 Nonprofit Trainings

  • January 16th – 8:30 a.m. – Grouse Mountain Lodge  – Great Fish Community Challenge “How does it work and why does it work – plus changes in store for 2020”
  • February 20th – 8:30 a.m. – Grouse Mountain Lodge – Nonprofit Tips and Training for pulling Effective Financial Reporting from Quickbooks for your board and grants.
  • March 19th – 4 p.m. – Grouse Mountain Lodge – Nonprofit Board Fundamentals – “90 Minute Nonprofit Board Boot Camp”
  • April 23rd – 8:30 a.m. – Grouse Mountain Lodge – Craft your Elevator Speech for Maximum Impact! featuring Toastmasters

Recent Workshops and Seminars:

Endowment Investment Management Presentation September 23, 2016: Resources

Principals and Practices of Nonprofit Oversight April 25, 2016: Resources

Creating Sound Financial Policy January 17, 2017: Resources

Components of a Nonprofit Dashboard, February 21, 2017: Resources

Bookkeeping Basics March 21, 2017: Resources

Board Governance and Oversight April 18, 2017: Resources