Montana Nonprofit Association

promoting a strong nonprofit sector in MONTANA

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Nonprofit leaders are increasingly challenged by greater community needs, heightened public demands for accountability and limited or often declining resources. To assist you in meeting these challenges, we offer Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana, an inclusive framework for strengthening your organization and advancing your mission in an ever more complex and demanding environment.
 

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Nonprofit Rockstar Tour
MNA is taking the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence on the road! In an effort to introduce and highlight the revised PPNE, MNA will be holding events in towns across the state. The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana contributes to organizations reaching their full potential, that’s why we are calling this…the Nonprofit Rockstar Tour! Learn more.

 

 

How to Get your copy

There are three ways to access the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana.
 
 number one

 
View the Guide and Resources online 
The complete content of the Guidelines and Resources booklet is accessible on the MNA website where pages are organized by principle. Also find the resources page for additional information and links referenced in the PPNE.
 number two  Interactive PDF
The Guidelines and Resources publication is available, at no cost, as an interactive PDF. Download your copy below. The Self Assessment Tool is available as an interactive PDF download at no cost to MNA members and $10 for non-members.
  number three  Hard Copy 
The Principles and Practices publications are available for purchase. Cost for MNA members: $5 per set (+$5 flat shipping fee). Cost for non-members: $20 per set (includes shipping). Maximum order size: 10. To order more than 10 sets of the publications, please contact MNA.
Attend a Nonprofit Rockstar event to recieve a free copy! Join MNA this Spring at a launch event for the Prinicples and Practices. MNA members receive a free copy for their organization, Non-Members save 50%!
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 Guidelines  GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES 

 This 40-page publication is a comprehensive guide that sets forth principles, as well as legally required and organizationally recommended practices for all aspects of nonprofit leadership and management. The guide is available for free as an interactive PDF. To download your copy click here

 

View and Download Guidelines and Resources PDF

View Guidelines and Resources online below.

 

 

 Self Assesment jpeg  SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL 
The Self Assessment Tool is intended to assist nonprofit staff and board members in identifying priorities for implementation of the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana. The assessment also gives organizations a method for measuring progress. The interactive PDF Self Assessment is available for free to MNA Members and available to non members for $10. MNA members — contact MNA to request your copy. 
 
MNA Members: Contact MNA to request your digital copy. 
 
Non-Members: Purchase your digital copy or: purchase a hard copy of the set and receive the digital Self Assessment Tool for free!

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 About 

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana is a comprehensive guide that sets forth principles, as well as legally required and organizationally recommended practices for all aspects of nonprofit leadership and management. 

The original publication, developed ten years ago, offered Montana’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations a pragmatic and aspirational tool for organizational development. Much of that content is carried forward in this revision. However, as is the case with other industries, the nonprofit sector has evolved over the past decade. The 2017 revised Principles and Practices reflects the most current legal requirements applicable to Montana’s 501(c)(3) nonprofits along with industry practices and standards generally expected in the nonprofit sector. 

We invite you to view this publication as a tool. We believe there are many reasons for practicing the recommendations in this document. The most fundamental of these is your increased ability to move your mission forward. We believe following the recommended practices outlined in this publication will strengthen your work and help you excel in your endeavors. As you see greater impact in the community you serve, you’ll be sustained rather than drained in your role as a leader. This is good for you, the organization you serve and future generations of nonprofit leaders for whom you are paving the way. Your organization’s reputation for efficiency and effectiveness will bolster the standing and influence of the larger nonprofit sector in Montana and beyond. And as “good begets good,” we will all benefit from growing public awareness, widespread support and goodwill and deeper engagement with the communities we are part of. These are outcomes worth pursuing.

Sponsors

This project is funded in part by: 

 DPHHS  

with additional funding from: 

 MCF