Champion for the Common Good – Recognizes a nonprofit organization whose work has resulted in significant progress on a policy issue impacting constituents or the community, at a systems level, in areas such as representation, equitable access to resources, and/or a state or federal advocacy issue addressed through either the State Legislature or Congress.
Upholding the Community Fabric: Safety Net Services – Recognizes a nonprofit organization whose direct work in the health and human services arena has significantly and positively impacted the community.
Upholding the Community Fabric: Vibrant Communities – Recognizes a nonprofit organization whose work focuses on community vibrancy and vitality, includes but is not limited to outdoor enjoyment, arts and culture, economic development, and Montana heritage.
Outstanding Young Professional – The award for Outstanding Young Professional recognizes fundraisers under the age of 35 who display excellence in raising funds, inspiring donors, managing campaigns and dedication to the charitable sector.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional – The award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional honors an outstanding individual fundraising professional who works for a nonprofit, charitable organization. Nominees must have a minimum of 15 years of experience as a fundraiser.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – The award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser honors an individual or family that demonstrates outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of donors and volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of charitable institutions. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of donors and volunteers for major fundraising projects for more than one nonprofit organization.
Montana Nonprofit Association and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Montana Chapter, are once again teaming up to honor philanthropic and nonprofit impact in the state of Montana.
In 2019 MNA and AFP collaborated for the first time to award philanthropic and nonprofit impact in Montana at MNA's Annual Conference in Billings.
Last year we honored the entire philanthropic and nonprofit sector with the gift of music. By collaborating with Red Ants Pants Music Festival, we presented Resounding Resolve – a celebration of Montana’s spirit, grit, and resolve which featured nine musical performances from well-known artists such as Suzy Bogguss.
This year we are bringing back the awards celebration, virtually, as part of MNA’s 2021 Virtual Conference to be held September 27th - October 1st. The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 30th at noon. Stay tuned for more information on that.
We invite you to nominate individuals and organizations making life better for all Montanans. You may nominate more than one individual and/or organization and you may also self-nominate.
Montana Nonprofit Association is the recognized and respected voice for Montana’s nonprofit sector. As the statewide association dedicated solely to the strength and excellence of nonprofits in Montana, we represent more than 7,000 charitable nonprofit organizations operating in every corner of the state. Each year, we connect nonprofit professionals from across Montana and beyond at the MNA Conference to learn, network, and explore innovative and creative solutions that sustain their work. We are many missions, one voice.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Montana Chapter, is dedicated to promoting high ethical standards in the fundraising profession while also providing a network of support. Through educational opportunities, networking events and mentoring, we provide members an engaging experience to achieve great results in their fundraising careers. Each year we pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy has made to our lives, our communities, and our world through our Annual Awards.