Notes from the Field
Top Ten Reason to Attend the Williams’ Effect Weekend
September 13, 2019
Our keynote speaker is going to blow your mind! Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Ginew, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil…
A Note from Sarah
September 3, 2019
By Sarah Korn, Previous Development Manager Part of Forward Montana Foundation’s theory of change is that when young people hear from other young people about voting, they’re more likely to turn out to the polls. It was true when I was 18 and registered to vote for the first time with a Forward Montana Foundation…
August 16, 2019
Friends, Being with Forward Montana Foundation for a little more than two and a half years, I have come to love our organization for not only the incredible work of our dedicated team, but also the close bonds I’ve forged with my colleagues. While I’ll miss my work and the FMF family, I look forward to…
Introducing 2019’s 25 Under 25
August 13, 2019
You’ve seen them in the field wielding clipboards, organizing conferences, or on stage performing in drag. This year’s 25 Under 25 are just a sampling of young people who are changing the landscape here in Montana to be more just, equitable, and open to all. For the last six years, Pat and I have had the…
Thank you, Gov. Bullock for signing Montana onto the U.S. Climate Alliance!
July 15, 2019
HI! I’m Sula Duncan, and I just recently participated in a town hall with Governor Bullock. The town hall was based around Bullock’s new climate Executive Order. This signed Montana onto the U.S. Climate Alliance and created a climate committee for Montana. Overall, it was an incredible experience, and it definitely pushed me out of…
WTF is the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project?
July 15, 2019
By India Maxwell, Bozeman Montana Outdoor Heritage Project Ambassador Montanans are blessed with a wealth of natural resources. We delight in the great open spaces and the big sky. We talk about the mountains, and the almost unreasonable ease with which we can access them. We revel in the boundless opportunities for recreation and the…
We’re passing the torch!
July 11, 2019
Forward Montana Foundation 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…
Celebrating Montana Pride 🏳️🌈
July 1, 2019
By McKeeley Shannon Pride: an event that is a full expression of the LGBTQI+ community. With flare, glitter, sky high heels, and love floating in the air. It is rare to feel such a palpable sense of solidarity in the air at an event where there is such a wide range of self-expression. Yet, what…
Climate Change Executive Order & Town Hall with Governor Steve Bullock
July 1, 2019
We were so excited to host Governor Steve Bullock’s announcement about his Climate Change Executive Order. Not only does this Executive Order enjoin Montana in the U.S. Climate Alliance, but it creates a council of Montanans to build out Montana-made recommendations in the following areas: (1) climate resilience, (2) climate mitigation, (3) climate science, and…
Welcome back, Rachel!
June 5, 2019
By Rachel Huff-Doria, Executive Director Transitions always bring new opportunities and new leaders to the forefront. While I’ve been on maternity leave, I’ve been inspired by our staff, interns, and volunteers who have been making waves across the state. Week after week, Forward Montana leaders continued to make headlines and BIG changes for our community:…