Tuesday, November 24, 2015

American Doorstop Project National Coordinators Sign Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with Montana History Foundation

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American Doorstop Project National Coordinators Sign Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with Montana History Foundation

Billings, MT – Nov. 18, 2015 – Independent strategic planning consultants and national project coordinators, Melody Dobson and Jody Lamp, of the American Doorstop Project, announce they have signed a fiscal sponsorship agreement for their new joint-agriculture advocacy venture with the Montana History Foundation (MHF), a 501(c)3 independent nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving and protecting the rich legacy of Montana's past.
With its mission and vision of raising funds to support history projects across the Treasure State, the Montana History Foundation will provide support for American Doorstop Project, allowing philanthropists, individual donors, institutions,  corporations and grantors, within and outside Montana, a tax-deductible benefit for their contributions towards the project.

“We are pleased to work with the American Doorstop Project and its coordinators and endorse their efforts to showcase Montana's number one industry and the significant role Montanans have contributed to our nation's agricultural history,” says Charlene Porsild, President and CEO of Montana History Foundation. “We believe it's important to collect these stories and record this history before they are lost forever.”
Both Dobson and Lamp share generational ties to the land and come from their ancestral homesteading roots in both Montana and Nebraska, respectively. They plan to direct and promote this national agricultural focused ambassador advocacy campaign through a collection of local and regional stories, which will be featured as a series of books and within a large-format book.

Dobson says funds received through the Montana History Foundation will help the team elaborate each story within the American Doorstop Project to be accompanied by website links, video vignettes, integrated social media channels, national and community engagement events, signage, and oral history narratives.

"Montana is a leader and diverse in its production of commodities that feed the nation and the world," says Dobson, a third generation  eastern Montanan. "It is also rich in providing abundant human resources who from their well-spring of 'Big Sky' learning and living can make an impact nationally."

The American Doorstop Project team will continue to travel the United States to research, collect and preserve the stories that shaped the development of American Agriculture through the Agrarian Discipline. As the creators of www.YourOnePowerfulVoice.com, Dobson and Lamp also recently worked with filmmaker Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, serving as national coordinators for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film, which received a 2015 Mid-America Regional EMMY® Award for Best Documentary-Cultural. The team currently works as the strategic planning partners for the U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc., and will help the organization launch its Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
Dobson and Lamp bring a collective 40-plus years of professional communication experience and historical preservation knowledge. They work to create relationships of integrity that build the “esprit de corps” necessary to launch and fulfill the strategic plan and fund development program identified for a phase one project completion by Spring 2017.
To learn more about the American Doorstop Project and to find out about how you can make a tax-deductible financial contribution to help honor the legacies of our past and shed light on our nation’s agricultural history, visit the www.AmericanDoorstopProject.com website. For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances, call Jody L. Lamp, at (406) 698-9675 or by email jody@AmericanDoorstopProject.com


About American Doorstop Project
The American Doorstop Project is a joint-venture agriculture advocacy collaboration between independent national coordinators, Melody Dobson and Jody Lamp. The project preserves and promotes historical places, spaces and events that have shaped our country over the past hundreds of years. American Doorstop Project features a collection of stories that were instrumental in shaping America’s agricultural roots and had they not happened, America, as we know it, would be different than it is today. The strategic plan and fund development program for a project phase one completion is planned for Spring 2017.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanDoorstopProject

About Montana History Foundation
Established in 1985, the Montana History Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation preserving the rich legacy of Montana's past -- one story, one community, one project at a time. We grant funds, mobilize the generosity of donors and collaborate with individuals and and organization to explore and honor Montana history.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mthistoryfoundation?ref=hl

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