Holiday Party 2012

December 3, 2012

NpDP's annual party

This is a party we throw for you. Come, and enjoy your nonprofit peers, colleagues and friends at our annual – and free – Holiday Party with light refreshments.

Please RSVP to ensure enough refreshments.


Upcoming NpDP Events

October 31, 2012

Due to the hacking of NpDP’s website content management system, we are temporarily posting our Fall Calendar here for our November Brown Bag and Holiday Party.  Once the issue is resolved (crossing our fingers that it is soon), we will update the events calendar on our website.

Evaluating the Impact of Your Programs

Thursday, November 8, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Networking: 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Program: 11:45 am – 1 pm

The Museum at Central School
124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell

Nonprofits strive to change the world, their community, and individual lives. In an era of shrinking resources and increased competition, we are under increased pressure to “prove it”.  How do you demonstrate that what you do matters?  How do you measure and communicate the value of your work? This workshop will help you:

  • Become familiar with terms related to measuring impact and outcomes
  • Understand the difference between process evaluation and outcome evaluation
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of an outcome-focused approach to evaluation
  • Identify some potential outcome measurements for your programs
  • Learn how to collect data and stories that help show your impact

Please RSVP to ensure enough handouts and seating.

About the presenter:

Ned Cooney serves as Program Director for the Nonprofit Development Partnership, which provides education, information and networking for nonprofits in the Flathead region.   Ned also works as a facilitator and consultant specializing in organizational and strategic planning, leadership support, board development, and meeting facilitation. Currently, Ned is serving as a member of the Nonprofit Public Policy Council.


Holiday Party

Thursday, December 6, 4 pm – 6 pm

Conrad Mansion Museum
330 Woodland, Kalispell


**** Please note the change of date for our annual Holiday Party. ***

Come, and enjoy your nonprofit peers, colleagues and friends at our annual – and free –  Holiday Party with light refreshments.

Please RSVP to ensure enough handouts and seating.

Nonprofit Town Hall

January 9, 2012

At last January’s Town Hall, several themes were mentioned such as increasing donor confidence and enduring economic uncertainty.

We want to hear from you again! This facilitated listening session will focus on successes and challenges ahead for the Flathead’s nonprofit community. How have you gotten through this last year? What is ahead for nonprofits in the Flathead, the state, and our nation? Bring your stories and ideas for raising revenue or trimming expenses. We encourage attendance by board members, executive directors, fundraising and program staff, and anyone who wants to learn from others and share ideas for surviving and thriving in hard economic times.

Thursday, January 12, 11:30 am – 1 pm
11:30 am – 11:45 am Networking, 11:45 am – 1 pm Program
The Museum at Central School
124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell

Please RSVP here.

Time Management and Stress Management

May 31, 2011

During this interactive presentation participants will learn about the impact of stress on time management and prioritizing. Based on leading edge research in neuroscience, we will learn about how to become more skillful and mindful at work.

Those attending are encouraged to explore 3 questions before the Brown Bag:

* How do you currently manage your time? Tools, systems, strategies to stay on track
* What distracts you? Emails, phone calls, conversations, other?
* How do you currently manage your stress? Self care, regular routines or rituals to restore your energy

This will be an opportunity to learn 2 models of prioritizing along with strategies for managing your energy day to day at work and in life.

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:30 am – 1 pm

The Museum at Central School
124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell

hosted by the Nonprofit Development Partnership
presented by Rebecca Johns of New Directions Professional Coaching

Please RSVP to or 406/756-3618 to ensure enough seating and handouts if you plan to attend.

About the presenter
Rebecca is a certified professional coach trained by The Coaches Training Institute. She is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing as a Charter Member of the Purpose Project . Rebecca is also trained by The Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle, certified in the Deep Change model from Conscious Pursuits, Inc. in Houston, and provides training and development nationally as well as statewide. She currently provides personal and professional development to clients internationally. Her background includes 35 years of teaching in higher education, public education, consulting, facilitation, and coaching. Rebecca co-authored two books during her tenure in public education as well as training teachers across the USA for over 10 years. Rebecca’s powerful listening skills and coaching techniques provide support and inspiration to people willing to make significant changes in their lives.

Basics of Board Service

May 27, 2011

Just joining a board? This seminar is for you.
Want to expand your skills as a board member? This seminar is for you, too!

Topics include:

* Motivations for, and benefits of, serving as a board member
* What nonprofits are and what they mean to the world
* Basic roles and responsibilities
* Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana
* Relationships with staff (executive directors and others)
* Finding new board members, and getting them up to speed

Register here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Arts & Technology Building, Room 144
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview, Kalispell
Cost: $35 for workshop, networking, dinner and resource handouts

** Limited Seating Available. Register Early. **

hosted by the Nonprofit Development Partnership
presented by Ned Cooney, Program Director

Executive Director Roundtable

May 26, 2011

This month’s Managers Forum is designed for current Executive Directors only. Please come with your own questions, comments and situations to discuss at this roundtable.

As food for thought for Forum, please read:

Voices from the Field: The Inescapable Importance of Culture

The Managers Forum is a peer learning and idea sharing forum for nonprofit leaders and managers.

*For Current Executive Directors Only, due to the sometimes sensitive nature of the information shared.

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Annex Conference Room
First Montana Bank
85 North Main Street, Kalispell, MT (Next To Pizza Hut)

Please RSVP here or call 406/756-3618 to ensure enough seating if you plan to attend.

Grants Database Trainings

May 13, 2011

For Before You Seek a Grant, Ned Cooney, Program Director of NpDP, will outline the necessary steps to prepare for foundation funding, characteristics of successful nonprofit organizations and key elements of getting started.

For Orientation to the Foundation Center Database, Rishara Finsel of Flathead County Library System, will introduce attendees to the Foundation Center database and how to research and identify potential private and corporate funders.

Bring your laptop to follow along during the presentations.

Please RSVP by e-mail or by phone, 406/756-3618, to ensure enough seating and handouts if you plan to attend.

Before You Seek a Grant
presented by Ned Cooney of NpDP

May 26, 2011, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Orientation to the Foundation Center Database
presented by Rishara Finsel of Flathead County Library System

May 26, 2011, 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Basement Conference Room
Main Library, Flathead County Library System
247 1st Avenue East, Kalispell