Notes From The Field

Job Opportunities
Forward Montana staff holding register to vote signs

Missoula Lead Organizer

Job Description: Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our three offices in…

Job Opportunities
Forward Montana staff holding register to vote signs

Bozeman Lead Organizer

Job Description: Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our three offices in…

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Great Falls Community Organizer

Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our three offices in Missoula, Bozeman,…

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Digital Communications Manager

Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our two offices in Missoula, Bozeman,…

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Billings Field Manager

Forward Montana (FMT) and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) are dedicated to engaging and mobilizing young Montanans to help shape their democracy and to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. We put young people on the front lines of civic engagement statewide, basing our efforts out of our three offices in Missoula, Bozeman,…

Voicing Our Values

Unsure how to support racial justice in Montana?

Here’s some things you can do. In our experience, we have found that many (well-intentioned) white people often conflate Montana’s whiteness with a lack of diversity and racism. This harmful rhetoric erases the thousands of years Indigenous peoples who have stewarded the land and communities of color who call Montana home. It also ignores the…

Voicing Our Values

#BlackLivesMatter

Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation denounces the white supremacy and police violence that is killing Black lives. We proudly support the #BlackLivesMatter uprisings and actions across the nation and state of Montana In 2004, the founders of our organization believed in an equitable Montana where all people could thrive. They believed Montana would be…

Notes from the Field

#DYK: It Takes 10 Minutes To #GetCounted

#DYK: The #2020Census takes less than 10 minutes and can be done either online or over the phone?! You can find more information on My2020Census.Gov or by calling 1-844-330-2020. For every person not counted in the #2020Census, Montana stands to lose $20,000 over the next ten years which is BAD news. We’ve had almost 20 volunteers join us…

Gives Days

2020 Give Days

Give Big is a 24-hour online celebration of giving created to connect generous community members with the causes they care about most. The goal is simple – inspire our people to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. Despite the shelter-in-place, Forward Montana…

Notes from the Field

FMF’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”?…