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Beaverhead County Nonprofit Training: Grant Writing and Volunteerism

June 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:30 pm

$25 – $45 Sliding scale: Pay what you can.

Join MNA and the Beaverhead County Nonprofit Network for a day of learning!

Attend one or all of the sessions: 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Grant writing training + Navigating MNA’s Foundation Directory  

This grant writing basics training will cover how to approach and apply for grants, including a look at MNA’s Foundation Directory to find funders that work for you. Featuring MNA’s Adam Jespersen and Samantha Motzko, Headwaters RC&D.

This 2-hour workshop will focus on the basics of writing a competitive proposal for your organization, and will cover:

  • Planning: Identifying your projects + creating a business plan
  • Research: How to find eligible opportunities
  • Writing: Typical proposal elements + tips
  • What do funders want to know?
  • Crafting an excellent Executive Summary
  • Post-Award: Grant tasks, reporting, and making the most of your award

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch (included with registration)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Working with Volunteers 

How can you effectively recruit and retain volunteers? From first time volunteers to board members, this session will explore ways to connect to new supporters and re-engage others. Featuring MNA’s Adam Jespersen and guest panelists. 


110 S Idaho St
Dillon, Montana 59725 United States
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Headshot of Adam Jespersen

Adam Jespersen, MNA Associate Director

Adam joined the Montana Nonprofit Association in 2019 as its first Director of Innovation after more than a decade of progressive experience in nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, and grant writing. Raised in rural Montana, Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and his master’s in business administration from the University of Montana. Trained and experienced in Lean management and person-centered design, Adam is passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations across Montana find their stride in being more effective and impactful and has been recognized for his ability to dive headlong into finding solutions and for his cooperative and thoughtful leadership approach. Adam lives in Helena with his wife and two daughters and enjoys hiking, skiing, and all that Montana has to offer.

Sam Motzko poses in front of a brick wall.

Samantha Motzko, Headwaters RC&D

Sam Motzko has been working with Headwaters RC&D as the Specialty Crop Block Grant Director and Homebuyer Education Specialist since September 2022. Prior to joining the Headwaters team, she has worked in a variety of industries, in a wide range of roles, with an emphasis on business planning, financial analysis, monitoring and management. She has a passion for bettering her community, and is the founder of the Flint Creek Childcare Co nonprofit daycare in Philipsburg, Montana, and has served on several nonprofit boards since moving to Granite County in 2016.

Sam started grant writing at the end of 2020, and since then, she has written or assisted clients with proposals resulting in over 1.5M in grant awards.

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