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Forward Montana 2020 Board Elections

One of the best things about Forward Montana is that we are a cooperative organization: our Board of Directors is made up of and elected by Forward Montana members each year. Well, folks, the time for Board Elections is now (June 8th through July 3rd) – and whoa do we have some GREAT candidates.  REMEMBER: Only…

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Montana Mutual Aid and Support Resources

We here at Forward Montana Foundation are concerned about keeping our friends, neighbors, and loved ones safe, and it’s okay to be worried about COVID-19 because it’s a public health threat unlike any we’ve faced in a long time. AND we can’t let our fear distract us from the truth about how to fight it:…

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FMT’s Response to COVID-19

When I stepped into the Executive Director’s role at Forward Montana, I could not have anticipated the global challenges we would be facing less than four months later. When I started, my mind was filled with questions like “How often should I communicate with my Board,” and “How do I figure out my budget gap”?…

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20 things FMT has already accomplished in 2020

Met with partners in other states to develop a strategic and unified youth vision! Rested our souls with much-deserved breaks and came back ready to GO this year #RestForRadicals Hired Voter Registration Organizers in Bozeman, Billings, and Missoula FMF on Ice! (Registered folx at a local Hockey game) Marched with thousands of people across Montana…

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Student Voter Day Wrap-up!

On Tuesday, we hosted Student Voter Day at six different campuses across the state. Through snowstorm after snowstorm, in Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, Helena, and Havre, we helped almost 200 young people across the state make a #PlanToVote and handed out upwards of 800 of voter guides — ensuring that students had the opportunity to check…

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Welcome Kiersten, new Executive Director!

Our Board of Directors has been on a nationwide search for the next strategic leader to take Forward Montana into 2020 and beyond. And we have some BIG news to share with you. On behalf of the Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation Boards, we’re excited to introduce you to our incoming Executive Director, Kiersten…

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We’re passing the torch!

Forward Montana is stoked to be announcing an Executive Director search for our next leader to steer us through 2020 and beyond!  While we’ll miss our current leadership team, Rachel and Kiah, who are transitioning into new phases of their lives within the year, we’re proud that Forward Montana continues to grow strong leaders who go on…

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Grab your clipboards! Let’s get to work.

One of the things we love most about Forward Montana is working with young people to change our local communities for the better. We know that the combo of passion + conversation + clipboards is unstoppable in creating local and statewide change, and as organizers we’ve seen that change first-hand over the years. Like when,…

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Join the Forward Montana Board!

I have served on Forward Montana’s Board of Directors for years. It’s been exciting to see how this organization has grown, and the many faces of its’ leadership. One of the best things about Forward Montana is that we are a cooperative organization: our Board of Directors is made up of and elected by Forward…