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Democracy is about stepping up, reaching out and creating the change that we want to see. That's why Forward Montana Foundation is presenting "DIY Democracy" to give our fellow voters, agitators and organizers the skills to make a better democracy. We ask that each participant commit to 2 hours of volunteering with Forward Montana for each workshop they attend. 

MAKing an Ask & Crafting a Message

This class will teach you about how to bring people into your movement. You will learn how to effectively create an ask that will agitate & inspire people to join you. It will also teach you how to create a message that will reach people and inspire them to become invested in your movement.

Bozeman: Oct. 5  from 4 to 5pm

Missoula: Oct 11 from 5:30 to 7pm

SElf Care as community Care

Self-care is a necessary function of health and mental well being. But it can be hard to practice self care as an activist. This class is designed to help you identify intentional and effective self care methods that will help reduce burnout and help build long term, sustainable movements. 

Bozeman: Oct. 5  from 4 to 5pm

Missoula: Oct 4 from 5:30 to 7pm


CReating a sustainable Volunteer Culture

Every non-profit organization relies on volunteers. Volunteers help to reach goals, put on events, and are a great way to build your organization. This class will teach you the basics of building a volunteer culture and how to ensure that volunteers have fun & keep coming back!

Bozeman: Oct. 19 from 4 to 5pm

power 101 & Active Anti-Oppression 

Participants will begin to understand how power over and power with effects movement building and how to be an actively anti-oppression member of our community. 


Bozeman: Oct. 26from 4 to 5pm

Missoula: Oct 18 from 5:30 to 7pm


All DIY Democracy workshops will be held in our Bozeman and Missoula offices. Bozeman's office is located on the second floor of the Hotel Baxter at 105 W Main Suite 2C and Missoula's office is located next to Lake Missoula Tea Company at 136 E Broadway.