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2015 Member Mapping

Mapping Explained

Each year, MNA produces a "mapping" document that provides details about our membership based on a variety of criteria including when members joined, where they are located in the state, what their annual operating budget is, and more. This document allows MNA to track success as a membership organization across time and geographic space. The information source for most data comes from the MNA application and/or renewal form sent out to each member. MNA does not require that members report annual operating budget, payroll, or number of staff on the application or renewal form, therefore the mapping document uses only MNA membership dues levels for analysis.
2015 Highlights 

In 2015, MNA members were dispersed across the state and ranged in size from all volunteer organizations to those with several hundred paid staff. MNA could count 10% of all IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Montana as members, with "market share"ranging by community from 8% (Kalispell) to 22% (Helena). Some further information from the 2015 Mapping:

  • 88% of members from 2014 were retained for 2015
  • 50 new members were recruited and 24 members who had lapsed memberships for 1 or more years returned as members in 2015
  • 76% of new MNA members recruited in 2015 had budgets under $500,000
  • 80% of MNA members have budgets under $1 million
  • 75% of Montana's counties (42 of 56) have at least one active MNA member
  • 73% of MNA members are headquartered outside Montana's two largest cities - Billings and Missoula
  • 35% of MNA members are headquartered outside the seven population centers