Nonprofit Trainings

Upcoming Nonprofit Learning Opportunities



Keeping Your Nonprofit Out of Hot Water: HR Do's and Don'ts


Planning for a Successful Capital Campaign 



Nonprofit Executive Director Roundtable

Keeping Your Nonprofit Out Of Hot Water: HR Do’s and Don’ts

Facilitated by Cindy Carpenter
March 13, 2024
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish

Executive directors and managers of nonprofits are generally focused on their mission and typically don’t have expertise in the area of Human Resources (HR), which can lead to liability for the organization. Join us for an overview of some of the most common HR pitfalls that nonprofits encounter and how you can avoid them.

Cindy Carpenter holds two Human Resource Certifications – the SHRM -SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and the SPHR
(Senior Professional in Human Resources). A University of Montana graduate, she has over 25 years of business and training experience primarily focused on Human Resource and people topics. To complement her training background, she has been a practicing Human Resource professional in the banking, insurance and manufacturing industries as well as owning her own business, Carpenter Business Resources, LLC.


Planning a Successful Capital Campaign

Facilitated by Molly Pickall
April 11, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Online only

Whether you are in the throes of a fundraising campaign, just beginning to talk about one, or perhaps dreading the big “C” word, this workshop is for you! Come learn how fundraising campaigns are a critical tool for fueling nonprofit impact and can be the most cost-effective form of fundraising. Workshop participants will learn about the pillars of a successful campaign: case for support, donor pyramid, leadership, and campaign plan and how to ready their organization for success. This workshop is for board members, executive leadership and fundraisers alike. Have a burning question or topic about campaigns you’d like to have addressed? Submit it in advance to

Molly joined the oldest conservation organization in the United States, American Forests, in 2023 as Chief Philanthropy Officer. Prior, she served as a Senior Consultant and Campaign Director for Lindsay Simonds Consulting, as Chief Development Officer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and AVP of Field Philanthropy for Trust for Public Land, as well as supported the world’s first national park at the Yellowstone Park Foundation (now Yellowstone Forever). She is a dynamic program builder with a passion for directing and growing fundraising programs ranging from $1.5 million to $45 million and managing and leading teams across the country, as well as launching and growing volunteer boards.


Executive Director Roundtable discussion

April 18, 2024
12 to 1 p.m.
Online only

Executive directors of Flathead Valley nonprofits are invited to this informal roundtable discussion to connect with and learn from peers who understand the challenges and opportunities that come with this demanding role. RSVP to to receive the Zoom meeting link.

The Whitefish Community Foundation nonprofit training programs are sponsored by:

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