Learn more about the Academic Learning Integrated with Volunteer Experience (ALIVE) program through the University of Montana. The ALIVE program is designed to draw on the resources of The University of Montana to support the civic and professional development of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorpsVISTA members. Through the program, national service participants integrate their national service experience with university coursework to earn graduate level credits either towards a Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) degree at UM, or for non-degree graduate credit.

Campus Corps

Official Campus Corps Blog


Community Organizing

The e-Organizer, brought to you by the Corporation's training and technical assistance provider, Campaign Consultation, Inc., will show you how to maximize free and inexpensive online tools and resources to mobilize people around issues and within organizations.

Carbon County Resource Directory

The Montana Carbon County Resource Directory is a resource to gather and organize information on resources relevant to the Carbon County area in one online location.



Legacy Montana is a group of Montana nonprofits working together to promote charitable bequests.

Online Fundraising

See our Fundraising page.

Legal Services

Montana Law Help legal information and resources for low to moderate income Montanans


The Bridgespan Group provides free tutorials on nonprofit management.


Constant Contact provides a suite of online marketing services, including email newsletters and surveys. They charge monthly, but through their Cares4Kids Community Program, nonprofits who serve children can partner with paying customers to receive free services, and discounts are available to other 501(c)(3)'s.


Working with the Media

Customizable Press Releases

Meaning of Service

Project on Civic Reflection


MLSA Online VISTA Collaboration Center Wiki Information for incoming MLSA VISTA's (log-in required).


The Montana Nonprofit Association is a membership organization that promotes a stronger nonprofit sector in Montana. MNA achieves its mission through advocacy and public policy, access to affordable products and services, organizational development and training, research and information sharing, and network building.

GuideStar and Charity Navigator both provide informative reports on specific nonprofits.

Service This website is a new portal for you and all Americans to find your own ways to serve in your own communities. Just choose your keyword - "education," "environment," or whatever interests you - and type in your zip code to see what opportunities our partner organizations have in your area. Americans are putting their own country back on the right track, be a part of it.

National Service Resources Tools and training for volunteer and service programs.

Technology provides free, open-source software to local service providers.

The Salesforce Foundation donates online donor database service to 501(c)(3) organizations.

TechSoup has all kinds of tech resources for nonprofits.


The Community Tool Box, a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.

EnCorps, tools and training for volunteer and service programs.

VISTA Campus
VISTA has cut the virtual ribbon on the VISTA Campus, an online learning environment for the VISTA community. Our aim is to support you in your development throughout and beyond your VISTA service. The Campus includes self-paced tutorials and courses, reference materials, discussion boards, a campus bookstore and more to help improve your skills and connect with other VISTAs. Login required.

The VISTA Member Handbook

Vista O-LINC is no longer online, but you can find the materials at The Internet Archive.

VISTA Viewfinder
VISTA Viewfinder contains features of interest to you and your project, profiles on current VISTAs and alumni, and links to what’s happening in the VISTA community across the country. The Viewfinder circulates to over 6000 VISTAs and community members bimonthly.


United Way Volunteer Center in Kalispell

The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Yellowstone County

Volunteer Connections of Southwest Montana

Western Montana Volunteer Center

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