Montana Shares is a partnership of Montana-based nonprofit groups devoted to improving the quality of life in the communities throughout the state.
For many years writing a will was on our “to do” list, and trip to Ireland finally got that off our list. As part of the process we both sat down to evaluate what charitable organizations we wanted to include in our wills. One of the first organizations that came to mind was Montana Shares. The appealing thing about giving to Montana Shares is that it will benefit a lot of organizations at one time. You may choose to remember specific organizations through Montana Shares, and even if they are not a member at the time of your demise, Shares will honor your choice and forward that money to your chosen organization. If that organization has ceased to exist, they will give the money to an organization with similar goals as the one you chose. Or you can choose to distribute your gift among all Montana Shares member groups. We chose to make our gift specifically to Montana Shares for their administrative use, as we know non-profits always need a special piece of office equipment that would make their tasks easier, which in turn benefits all the groups as a whole. Since Montana Shares covers such a wide range of diverse groups, we feel our gift reflects our entire spectrum of valued charitable organizations. Please consider including Montana Shares in your will planning process.
Montana Shares 26th charitable giving campaign for 2013/2014 is now underway! We have raised over $4.6 million for Montana Nonprofits in 25 years! Our 1st campaign we raised $11,223 for 9 member groups. This last campaign (2012/2013) we raised over $322,000 for 41 member groups! To view our list of members for the 2013/2014 campaign and to get information on them click on our member groups tab.
The easiest way you can contribute is through your workplace charitable giving campaign and take advantage of convenient payroll duductions. If you already give, consider increasing your donation and/or adding new groups. If you are retired, self-employed or do not have payroll contribution option, you can still support Shares' members by making a donation online. Just click the Give Now tab and you can give a one-time gift or you can set up recurring payments. Click here if you would like to see our brochure. You may also print and mail along with your check. If your workplace doesn't offer Montana Shares as a charitable giving option give us a call at (406) 442-2218.
Montana Shares is a member of Community Shares USA, a nationwide collaboration of state, regional and local federations connecting donors to over 1,000 social justice, women's, environmental and service organizations.
Montana Shares is also a member of MNA. The Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a membership organization of charitable nonprofits that promotes a stronger nonprofit sector, a supportive public climate, and the ability of nonprofits to accomplish their missions.