Excellence in Nonprofit Communications Grant Award
On behalf of our communications partners, the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) is pleased to announce the second Excellence in Nonprofit Communications (ENC) Grant Award program. The purpose of the program is to showcase the positive impact that targeted communications and strategic marketing materials have on furthering a nonprofit’s mission and capacity. The nonprofit grant award winner will work with the project partners to define a strategic communications objective(s) and target audience(s), craft key messaging tailored to the desired audience(s), create strategic and compelling materials to support the messaging, and develop a distribution plan for implementation. Read the story of Helena Food Share's journey through this process as the first recipient of the ENC grant in our 2009 Case Study.
This grant is currently available only to organizations in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, or Broadwater County. If you would like to start a similar program in your community, we are happy to help you get started. First, read through the case study of how this program started in the Helena area and the results for the first grant recipient, Helena Food Share. Next, contact Patty White, Marketing & Communicatons Director at MNA for further assistance.
To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be:
recorgnized as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization
based in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, or Broadwater County, and
- a member in good standing of the Montana Nonprofit Association
Grant Award Package
The grant award winner will receive the following assistance:
up to 10 hours of strategic communications consulting provided to identify goal(s), objective(s), target audience(s), message(s), and written communication too(s), and
- up to $25,000 of in-depth design, development, print, and distribution assistance for a complete make-over of an existing communications tool or the development of a new product (e.g., annual report, brochure, fundraising appeal, etc).
Grant Award Winner Commitment
If selected, the grant award winner must agree to:
Grant Application and Selection Process:
Applicants must complete and submit a brief application. Download the format that works best for you below - PDF or Word file. The application must be submitted electronically to Patty White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct questions about the application process to Patty at 406-449-3717.
Application Forms: Word format ; PDF format
A selection panel made up of the program partners will review the applications, select finalists for interviews in November, and announce the winner in late November. Implementation of the grant will start immediately following the award announcement.
Deadline for Application
To be eligible for consideration, completed applications must be emailed no later than October 8, 2010 to Patty White at email@example.com.
Many thanks to our communications sponsors who make this program possible!