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News and Updates

[06-19-2017] 2017 ENC Grant Award Announcement Ceremony  Read More...


[05-17-2017] Helena Celebrates Community Philanthropy Reception & Dinner taking place Tuesday November 7th  Read More...


[11-28-2016] Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence [MPNE] ~ BSI and MPNE hold stakeholders' reunion  Read More...


[11-17-2016] Nicholsons and Broadbents honored at HCCP event  Read More...


 
What People Say About Us
"BSI’s Montana Nonprofit Connections Program is one of the most extraordinary examples of capacity building in the country, and serves as a national rural model for collaborative grantmaking."

Janine Lee, Co-Founder Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

President & CEO, Southeastern Council of Foundations
Programs

BSI Program Overview

BSI strengthens and increases resources for the nonprofit sector in Montana and other Philanthropic Divide states. We carry out research, dissemination, education, leadership development and special projects tailored to the infrastructure development priorities of each state's nonprofit sector.

BSI's approach stands apart from the conventional because we develop sustainable statewide structures and resources to assist nonprofits in building their own capacities to effectively deliver programs and services. This infrastructure of individuals and organizations within rural states is mission-driven to serve their state's nonprofits, locally accessible because they are located in the state, and affordable to the nonprofits that need them most.

The following program areas reflect the multi-faceted nature of BSI's work: