Tuesday, April 7th – Choosing Organizations: What You Need To Know Before You Give
Who? All workshops are free and open to the community!
What? We would like to invite you to participate in our final workshop of our Inspiring Community Philanthropy series featuring our next topic entitled, “Choosing Organizations: What You Need To Know Before You Give”.
This series is hosted in collaboration with the Women’s Foundation of Montana.
When? Tuesday, April 7th. Light bites and drinks start at 6:30pm with a community conversation to follow from 7 – 8pm.
Why? In our final session, we will learn how to choose which organizations to give to and how to leverage those gifts to make a big impact on the organization – and your tax deductions!
With so many nonprofits, how can you decide which ones to give to? We’ve all heard about fundraising scams, so how far should you go in checking out a nonprofit? And how do you know if it’s time to just walk away? Mary Peterson, Executive Director of Eagle Mount will explore how to identify nonprofits that are a match for your own passion, and how to tell if your gift really will make a difference—whether your gift is five dollars or a million.
Additionally, we will learn from Deb Matus and Heidi Currey from Thrivent Financial about creating an estate plan strategy that will help you leverage gifts to those causes that matter most to you.
Our Conversation Leaders
After three decades in America’s nonprofit sector, Mary will be quick to tell you that directing Eagle Mount is by far the most rewarding – and challenging – job she’s held. Prior to moving to Montana from Washington DC, Mary’s professional field was international education and exchange. Since arriving in Bozeman in 1994, Mary has served as development director for the Montana State University College of Nursing, the Museum of the Rockies, and Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. She joined Eagle Mount as executive director in 2009. Mary holds a BA in psychology from Wellesley College; her graduate work was in Slavic Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown; and her consulting practice focuses on strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising and quality assurance.
Deb has been providing consulting for small companies since 2009. She joined Thrivent Financial in 2014.
Heidi Currey – Partner
Heidi has been working at Thrivent Financial since 2002. She is a partner and helps to lead the regional office.
This series is free and open to all community members. Please join us next week for our last series event!