Montana Nonprofit Association

promoting a strong nonprofit sector in MONTANA

MNA Conference Archive 

The MNA Conference is the largest and most extensive conference for Montana's nonprofit sector. Every year, nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, consultants, foundation staff and trustees, community leaders, public officials, students, and others interested in the nonprofit sector gather to learn, connect and discuss the latest issues facing the nonprofit sector.

The links below provide archival information on past conferences, including agendas, photos and links to presentation materials.

2011 Conference
MNA turns 10 this year and we are taking stock of our work and what it means to be a nonprofit in today’s world. We will explore how reflecting on the past, assessing the present, and planning for the future can increase the impact of nonprofits in communities throughout Montana. Plenary speakers include Bill Strickland of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Tim Delaney from the National Council of Nonprofits, Lyle Bryzendine from Merrill Lynch, and Marissa Spang from the Promise Neighborhoods project in Lame Deer.

2010 Conference
Step through the looking glass and glimpse the nonprofit of the future.The journey begins at the Colonial Red Lion Inn September 27-29 in Helena! Keynote Address by Ruth McCambridge, Editor-in-Chief of The Nonprofit Quarterly; Plenary by Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits and Closing Plenary address by Tim Coulter, Executive Director of the the Indian Law Resource Center.

2010 Conference Highlights
This year, over 400 nonprofit leaders* from across Montana came to Helena to examine how national, state, and local economies, donor and foundation giving, increasing regulations, politics, and technological advances will fundamentally change the face of nonprofits forever.

2008 Conference
2008 Annual Conference, Helena, September 22-24 - Generations: exploring the opportunities and challenges in generational change and how nonprofits can bebfit from the changing needs of staff, volunteers, boards, donors, technology, fundraising and management.

2009 Conference
2009 Annual Conference, Missoula, September 28-30, Connections: how building strategic networks and connecting with business, government, foundations, your peers, and others can improve your access to resources, increase your influence, broaden your reach, and deepen your impact. View highlights, photos and speaker presentations here.

2008 Presentation Archive
Conference Agenda, presentation archive and presenter biographies can be seen here.