Montana Nonprofit Association

promoting a strong nonprofit sector in MONTANA

Membership Benefits

MNA is the only professional organization in Montana that serves exclusively 501(c)(3)’s. Members gain access to a wide range of benefits including advocacy efforts, enhanced insurance and discount products, educational trainings, research reports, networking opportunities, and more. Applications for 501(c)(3) or Affiliate membership can be downloaded near the bottom of this page. A brief summary of member benefits follows:

MNA serves as your voice and advocate on public policy issues that impact the nonprofit sector: 

  • State and Federal legislative monitoring, including lobbying when and where appropriate
  • Public policy updates throughout the year
  • Legislative Alerts regarding policy action
  • Long-term agenda development through MNA’s statewide Public Policy Council
  • Ongoing education of elected officials and the general public
  • General advocacy efforts including Nonprofit Day during each Legislative Session
 MNA saves money and limits nonprofit administrative costs through group buying programs:
  • Major Medical Health Insurance – Pooled-Risk stabilizes premium growth
  • Limited Benefit Health program - Premium covers spouse and dependents at no additional cost
  • D&O Insurance program - Includes Employment Practices Liability, preferred pricing for MNA members
  • Unemployment Insurance Alternative - Save up to 50% on your UI cost, claims administration included
  • Discounted Office Supplies - Low prices, easy access website for ordering, and free 2-day shipping
  •  Teleconferencing service - No reservations, toll free access, and only 4 cents per minute
  • Online Career Center - Post job vacancies for $49 for 45 days
  • Volunteer and Pre-employment Background Checks – Save over 70% off regular nonprofit rates
  • MNA members also gain access Newswire Services, and more. 
MNA builds nonprofit leadership and management capacity through organizational development:
  • Publication of Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana
  • Reduced rates to the MNA Annual Conference each fall
  • Reduced rates to MNA sponsored and partner trainings throughout the year
  • Discounted fees to the University of Montana Online Program in Nonprofit Management
  • Free posting to our online training calendar and access to MNA online resources
  • Answers to technical questions of all kinds relating to 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Free GrantStation Insider weekly funding e-newsletter and 85% off GrantStation subscriptions
  • Membership discount in NTEN – the Nonprofit Technology Network
MNA deepens the understanding and builds awareness of nonprofit issues through research:
  • Montana Nonprofit Sector Report covering the scale, scope, and economic impact
  • Montana Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey Report
  • Statewide and media advocacy on all trends, issues, and research results
  • Free or reduced rates for all MNA published research reports 
MNA connects nonprofit and community leaders through information sharing and networking:
  • MNA's Blog 
  • MNA’s eNews – timely news and resources for your organization 
  • Referrals to State and Federal agencies, experienced peers, and consultants
  • Local network support

Nonprofit Membership
Membership in MNA is open to all 501(c)(3) nonprofits and is based on the annual operating budget of your organization. MNA currently represents over 650 members from across the state representing all sizes and mission-types. Our Membership Application can be printed out and sent in - at the moment, we cannot process online applications. We offer a wide array of membership benefits and we continue to work to improve those benefits all the time.

501(c)(3) Downloads
 • Nonprofit Membership Benefits
 • Nonprofit Membership Application

Affiliate Membership
MNA also offers affiliate memberships for Individuals, Nonprofit Consultants, Other Exempt Organizations, and Businesses who are interested in supporting our work advocating for Montana's charitable sector. Our affiliate members are located all across Montana. An Affiliate Membership Application can be printed and mailed. Affiliates, too, receive a wide array of membership benefits and we continue to work to improve those benefits all the time.

Affiliate Downloads
 • Affiliate Membership Application 

For general information about any of MNA's programs, contact us by email or call (406) 449-3717