Mary Wright, President (At-Large member) 1/2012 - 1/2014
Dori Skrukrud (At-Large member) 5/2011 - 5/2013
Montana Shares Staff:
Bill Crane, Executive Director
Kristi Paulsen, Office Assistant
Martha Vogt, Accounts Manager
Funding for Change
Montana Shares is a federation of Montana-based nonprofit organizations working to promote our state's human, animal, cultural and natural resources. Members are working on issues concerning health and hunger, women and families, the environment, community arts and culture, education, animal welfare, social and economic justice and human rights.
By focusing beyond symptoms and addressing the root causes of problems through education, prevention efforts, direct services and advocacy, our member agencies address issues which affect our state as a whole and our individual communities.
Cooperative fundraising through workplace giving is a low-cost, effective way to raise needed funds. Via Montana Shares, our members are able to diversify their funding sources, strengthen their financial stability and more creatively and effectively serve the people of Montana.
Distribution of Funds
Montana Shares distributes funds through a donor driven system. You may designate all or part of your pledged contribution to specific member groups and those organizations will receive your designated gifts. Undesignated pledges are shared equally among full member groups in accordance with policy adopted by the members. 85% of all campaign contributions are distributed to the member groups; 15% is withheld as program support fee; and 100% of the funds stay in Montana.
Montana Shares is audited annually and meets the national standards for federations set by Community Shares-USA. The IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements for Montana Shares' most recent fiscal year (FYE 2011) reflects a low amount of our revenues (6.0%) were spent on general management and fundraising.
|MT Shares Audited Financial Statements 2011.pdf||812.35 KB|
|Montana Shares 2011 990.pdf||345.26 KB|