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2018 MNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Catalyst: Ignite Your Strengths for the Common Good  

October 2-4, 2018 | Delta by Marriott Colonial Hotel | Helena, MT 
Registration opens: August 1, 2018
Together we will explore how tenacious leadership, valuing and investing in people, and building a resilient organizational culture are the fuel we need to be effective in challenging times.

Keynote Speakers

Derrick Feldmann Montana Nonprofit Association

Derrick Feldmann  

Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher, author, and advisor for cause engagement and social good. He is the author of Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change and co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. Feldmann is a member of the advisory boards of the Ad Council in New York City and Truth Initiative, and a guest lecturer for the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Derrick speaks internationally on how to drive public interest in social change, and will thoughtfully launch this year’s conference by directing our focus on individual engagement as the primary catalyst for social change. Learn more about Derrick here.
Beth Kanter in Montana

Beth Kanter  

Beth Kanter is a well-established, international nonprofit thought leader. She has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). Beth is experienced in participatory facilitation techniques such as design thinking, open space, peer learning, and more. She was named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” Beth is a renowned trainer, speaker and author – titles include The Networked Nonprofit, and Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Beth will bring her trademark energy and enthusiasm to her discussion on how nonprofit organizations can build resilience from the inside out! Learn more about Beth here.
Sample Ward Montana Nonprofit Association

Amy Sample Ward  

Amy Sample Ward, CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network, will deliver a plenary address at this year's conference. In addition to serving as NTEN’s CEO, she is a speaker, author, and trainer -- having worked with groups and spoken at events around the world. In 2013, Amy co-authored Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money, and engage your community with Allyson Kapin. She previously co-authored Social by Social, a handbook in using social technologies for social impact, and has contributed to various other publications about social change and technology.We are thrilled to bring her knowledge, energy, and experience to Montana's Nonprofits. Learn more about Amy here.

Preconference Sessions

Tuesday, October 2 | 9:30 - 4:30

2018 Conference Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors


Group Benefit Trust
Partnering Sponsors
ELAP Services
First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
First Nonprofit
M+R Strategic Services
O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation
Headwaters Health
Bloomerang, LLC
Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
Montana Children's Trust Fund
Montana Healthcare Foundation
Contributing Sponsors
Anderson ZurMuehlen
D.A. Davidson
Montana Community Foundation
Treacy Foundation
Association of Fundraising Professionals, MT Chapter
University of Montana
Northwestern Energy
Town Pump Hotel Group
Wipfli, LLP
Edge Marketing + Design
Oro Y Plata
SG Long
SCL Health
Associated Employers
First Call Computer SOlutions
Julie Rodda Consulting
Montana Correctional Enterprises
Compass 360
Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting LLC
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation
Foundant Technologies
Frontline Processing Corporation