Building Capacity for Successful Community-Based Conservation—Dillon, MT

Posted by Renee Magyar on December 12, 2014

A workshop in Dillon, Montana, February 4-6, for conservation groups in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent.


This workshop will include presentations, trainings, and discussion on:

• Communications strategies, methods, tools and tactics

• Strategic and business planning tools and best practices

• Fundraising strategies and methods

• Building and maintaining strong partnerships

• Board governance

Each session will be led by an expert trainer in the field and everyone can expect to come away with useful tools and strategies to apply at your own organizations.  There will also be ample time for networking!

This workshop is being offered thanks to generous support from the Brainerd Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Harder Foundation, and the Kendeda Fund. 

Who should attend?

Registration is open until January 16th for people who work in community-based conservation in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent. 


We’ll kick things off Wednesday, February 4th, from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm with a welcome reception (co-hosted with Heart of the Rockies) and close on Friday, February 6th, at 3:00 pm.

The workshop will be held at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, MT.

Reserve a hotel room:

We have placed a hold on blocks of rooms at three hotels in Dillon ($77.04 per room). When calling to reserve your room, please mention the “capacity building workshop”. 

To ensure a room at this rate please make a reservation at either the Best Western at (406) 683-4214, the Guest House Inn at (406) 683-3636, or the Comfort Inn (406) 683-6831 by January 14th. 

Financial Aid:

If you would like to request financial aid to help with lodging or travel costs please download and complete the financial aid request form in the Downloads section below. Return completed forms by January 16th to Deb Dillree at Blackfoot Challenge, 

Financial aid will be awarded as a reimbursement after the workshop. Recipients will need to pay for costs out of pocket and then submit a reimbursement form with itemized receipts to receive a reimbursement. Notification of financial aid awards will be sent to recipients on January 23rd. 


Registration has been extended until January 16th!

Click here to register


For more information about the workshop please contact Alden Boetsch at (503) 221-6911 x 110 or