Notes from the Field
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:…
Internship Reflection: Kat Jackson
May 21, 2019
By Kat Jackson Forward MT Foundation prides itself on empowering young people to be involved in the political process. Through their internship program, college students such as myself have the opportunity to learn how to not only involve ourselves in our community, but how to inspire others to do so as well. Working alongside FMF…
Forward Montana Foundation’s Public Comment on NorthWestern Energy’s Procurement Plan
May 8, 2019
As a state-wide organization focused on empowering young Montanans, Forward Montana spends a lot of time thinking about how best to meet the challenges young people face in our state. Among the biggest challenges our generation increasingly has to contend with are climate change and economic stability. As we graduate high school and college and…