Montana Shares is a partnership of Montana nonprofits that helps connect donors with causes they want to support in their communities and makes it easy for them to do so through workplace giving programs. The annual raffle is another way that they raise funds for nonprofits and traditionally,  AERO provides a local foods gift basket every year. This year you have a chance to win our gift basket featuring Montana lentils, honey, tea, coffee, and more! But that’s not all – many Montana nonprofits have contributed dozens of wonderful prizes. Click on the image above to see the full lineup and to print your raffle tickets!


Membership Drive


July 23, 2020

We’re delighted to welcome new members joining this month, and report a nice spike in those renewing as “sustainers” with recurring monthly contributions – we’re now at 42% sustainers!  We also want to acknowledge Kamut International, Stella Bakery and The Good Seed Company, who all joined as AERO Business Partners in this campaign.  Check out the Business Partner benefits below – it’s a great win-win for both your business and you!  If you missed reading our mailer and member update, here’s an electronic version:

To everyone who’s renewed in 2020, a deep bow of gratitude. Your support makes AERO’s work possible. 

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While any contribution qualifies for membership, we recommend $40 / year for an individual or family (household) membership; $20/year for students.

Member Benefits include:

  • Discounted registration to our annual Expo
  • Our monthly E-News, membership announcements, and the quarterly Sun Times delivered to your inbox
  • One vote at member meetings, including AERO’s Annual Meeting

The win-win of Sustaining Members

We REALLY appreciate sustaining (recurring) contributions of $5/mo or more, with automatic withdrawal and renewal. Sustaining contributions provide a reliable income stream throughout the year, so we can focus more on implementing our programs, and less on fundraising.


We want to promote your business state-wide! Our reach is expanding daily and we LOVE elevating MT sustainability businesses. Joining as an AERO Business Partner is a great investment for you and your business. Our tier options below make it simple to choose what works best for you. Also: you can contribute annually or split your contribution into monthly or quarterly contributions.

ALL AERO Business Partners receive member benefits AND, your choice of:

AERO Business Partner Tiers:

Bronze Barley $125: Membership benefits + Linked monthly eNews/website logo recognition

Silver Chickpea $250 – All the above + Recognition at AERO-sponsored events

Golden Lentil $500  – All the above + Market table at Expo

Platinum Pea Pod $1,000 – All the above + Feature article in the Sun Times

The win-win-win of Sustaining Partners

When you participate with a sustaining (recurring) contribution, with automatic withdrawal and renewal, it becomes a line item on your budget, you eliminate a renewal call from us, and we get support in planning out our year, which is SO helpful for our annual budgeting and cash flow. Thank you!  

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Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena MT 59624-1558

Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #314, Helena MT 59601