Yellowstone Valley knows how to celebrate the Yellowstone Valley Gives!


Yellowstone Valley Gives is a celebration of giving- so let's celebrate! If you are an organization participating in Yellowstone Valley Gives and are hosting an event, let us know by clicking the Add Event link below. We'll post it on our Events page!
Create excitement (and maybe some healthy competition) among your friends and co-workers by hosting a Yellowstone Valley Gives celebration! Check the leader boards, watch the total donations grow, and invite your friends and co-workers to be a part of the live action on May 2, 12 pm to May 3, 6pm.
  • Connect your laptop and display the Yellowstone Valley Gives leader boards-remember to refresh the page to watch the numbers increase!
  • Make a laptop or tablet available to your guests with YellowstoneGives.org loaded and ready to go. (Log off any personal accounts first).
  • If you are fundraising for a specific organization, send a link to your fundraising page to your friends so they can donate on their phones during the party.
  • Get Festive! Hang Yellowstone Valley Gives signs or post yard signs. Get Social! Take pictures of the party to post on your Facebook page or to tweet to your followers. Make sure to include #YVG2019, and a link to YellowstoneGives.org in all of your posts and tweets!
  • Reconnect - Use your Yellowstone Valley Gives party to bring old friends back together.
  • Bring a dish to pass - Keep your party in budget by hosting a Yellowstone Valley Gives potluck.
  • Motivate - Let your guests know about the great work done by the participating organizations or the specific organization you are raising money for. Pass out flyers, give a short introduction, or reach out to your favorite organization to invite a staff member to your celebration.

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Community Events for Yellowstone Valley Gives

YVGives2019 Community Block Party

Billings Community Foundation

May 2, 2019 at 11AM - 8PM

1333 N 27th St, Billings, MT

We’ll be celebrating the generosity of the Yellowstone Valley ALL DAY with balloons, live music, food trucks, prizes, and 115 of your favorite nonprofit organizations!

Our 2019 goal is to: INCLUDE 115 Nonprofit Participants INSPIRE 1,000 Donors to Give INVEST $200,000 in the Community For updates and additional information about how you can INCLUDE your favorite nonprofit – INSPIRE philanthropic giving – or INVEST in our community, please visit the Billings Community Foundation Facebook or contact Lauren Wright, Billings Community Foundation Executive Director at lwright@billingscommunityfoundation.org.

How the Railroad Shaped the Town of Livingston

Western Heritage Center

Thurs. May 2, 2019 at Noon

2822 Montana Ave., Billings, MT

Explore how the railroad built Livingston, MT. Presented by Paul Shea, director of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

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Pints for Preservation

Western Heritage Center

Thurs. May 2, 2019, 5pm - 8pm

2822 Montana Ave., Billings, MT

In order to celebrate Yellowstone Valley Gives we're hosting Pints for Preservation. Contribute to Western Heritage Center through Yellowstone Valley Gives and join us for beer, popcorn, and trivia Pints for Preservation and Trivia Night on May 2nd from 5-8pm.

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Swords Rimrock Park - History and Botany

Western Heritage Center & Montana Audubon Center

Fri. May 3, 2019, 10AM

Meet at the picnic area at Swords Rimrock Park

Carolyn Sevier of the Audubon Center and Kevin Kooistra of the WHC will co-host a botany and history walk as part of Yellowstone Valley Gives events. To reserve space, contact Carolyn Sevier csevier@mtaudubon.org or Kevin Kooistra kevin@ywhc.org

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