**UPDATE**

At this time, Montana Nonprofit Association events will be postponed, rescheduled, or offered via Zoom through the middle of June. If you are interested in participating in an e-event, have questions or concerns, please contact MNA at [email protected] or 406-449-3717

Training and Education for Nonprofits

MNA's learning programs are designed to give nonprofit staff and board members the management and leadership tools needed to move the mission forward. We offer MNA Workshops, On-Demand Learning, Webinars, supportive Affinity Groups, Higher and Continuing Education, and resources from past Conferences. Find the right resources for you and/or your organization below by training type or category.

Learn more about your options below!

MNA Workshops

Our nonprofit training program offers something for everyone. View our calendar to see all training events, or learn more and register below.

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Request a Training in our curriculums below, designed to meet your needs:

Build Your Best Team – 3-6 Hours – Nonprofit Professionals, Leaders, Board Members + Volunteers
From leveraging individual strengths to redesigning organizational culture, this workshop will equip you to attract and retain a multi-generational workforce (and board-force) to carry your organization's mission into the future.

So You Wanna Be a Board Member – 1-2 Hours – Emerging Leaders + Young Professionals
Every nonprofit in Montana is required to have at least three board members. If your community struggles to engage new board members, MNA is available to host an event which introduces and encourages board membership as a meaningful option for community volunteerism. This workshop is offered at no cost when paired with another MNA workshop in your community.

Nonprofit Board Leadership and Stewardship – 3-6 Hours – Nonprofit Leaders + Board Members
Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship…Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member.

To learn more about fees and scheduling a workshop for your community or organization,
contact Shelby Rogala at [email protected] or 406-449-3717

Education Opportunities by Category

MindEdge Courses
Carefully crafted courses designed with the adult learner in mind, MindEdge trainings are offered through MNA on a continuously updated list of topics so you can dig in to marketing, communications, nonprofit management, and more - at your own pace. Communication courses include:
- Effective Presentations
- Effective Public Speaking
- Speak with Confidence
- Certificate in Digital Marketing
- Content Marketing
- An Overview of Marketing
- Conversion Rate Optimization
- Digital Marketing Strategy
- Mobile Marketing
- Social Media for Nonprofits

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Financial Leadership Tips and Tools Online Course
View the recorded sessions from our six week webinar series and access templates and toolkits in this online course, uncovering best practices and easy shifts to enhance your financial savvy and organizational efficiency. Topics cover:

  • Ratio Analysis
  • Budget Performance
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Revenue Projection Analysis
  • Cash Flow Projection
  • General Excel Tips and Tricks

Fees
MNA Members:
$125

Non-MNA Members:
$250

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GrantsMagic
From a curated selection of seven on-demand webinars to help you make the most of your grant writing to more extended courses throughout the year, GrantsMagic provides expert grant writing instruction in a digestible format.

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MNA has robust curriculum offerings for nonprofit leadership and governance. Request a training in the topics below:

Nonprofit Board Leadership and Stewardship

Webinar Series to be announced.

Additional Workshops Available Upon Request:

Build Your Best Team – 3-6 Hours – Nonprofit Professionals, Leaders, Board Members + Volunteers
From leveraging individual strengths to redesigning organizational culture, this workshop will equip you to attract and retain a multi-generational workforce (and board-force) to carry your organization's mission into the future. Request a training...

So You Wanna Be a Board Member – 1-2 Hours – Emerging Leaders + Young Professionals
Every nonprofit in Montana is required to have at least three board members. If your community struggles to engage new board members, MNA is available to host an event which introduces and encourages board membership as a meaningful option for community volunteerism. This workshop is offered at no cost when paired with another MNA workshop in your community. Request a training...

Nonprofit HR: Knowledge and Skills for Your Team During COVID-19

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We have shifted this webinar series from an initial focus on Employee Compensation to topics we believe useful and timely for nonprofits as they navigate the COVID-19 response. The following sessions have been developed using well researched fundamentals and will be delivered in the context of our changing world.

Webinars will take place 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on the following days:

April 21 | Wage + Hour Basics
April 28 | Change Management and Navigating the Transition
May 5 |Effective Communication + Delivering Difficult Messages

Fees
MNA Members:
$35 | Session
$95 | Series

Non-MNA Members:
$70 | Session
$190 | Series

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Access to Westaff HR Forum

Through a partnership with Westaff, MNA Members now get access to the resources you need to answer pressing questions. Three levels of support, built for you:

  • Twice Weekly Topic Updates + Q&A with HR Expert Jim Nys, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM – Register Here
  • Access to the Westaff Forum, which includes COVID-19 updates, federal relief navigation, unemployment resources, and more ($250 normally) for FREE. PLUS, access to discounted 1:1 services with Westaff for custom answers to your questions. Email [email protected] to sign up.

Idealware
With on-demand webinars and new content every month, Idealware brings relevant, timely, and accessible software and technology solutions to nonprofits. MNA Members receive a 20% discount on courses. Email [email protected] to receive your discount code.

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MindEdge Courses
Carefully crafted courses designed with the adult learner in mind, MindEdge trainings are offered through MNA on a continuously updated list of topics so you can dig in to marketing, communications, nonprofit management, and more - at your own pace. Information and Technology courses include:
- Excel Basics

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Affiliate Learning Programs

Carefully crafted courses designed with the adult learner in mind, MindEdge trainings are offered through MNA on a continuously updated list of topics so you can dig in to marketing, communications, nonprofit management, and more - at your own pace.

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From a curated selection of seven on-deman webinars to help you make the most of your grant writing to more extended courses throughout the year, GrantsMagic provides expert grant writing instruction in a digestible format.

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With on-demand webinars and new content every month, Idealware brings relevant, timely, and accessible software and technology solutions to nonprofits. MNA Members receive a 20% discount on courses. Email [email protected] to receive your discount code.

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Learn from GrantSpace and GuideStar's nonprofit experts on topics you want to know about on your own time - with their on-demand, self-paced learning courses. Topics focus on fundraising and fund development.

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Affinity Groups

Executive Directors and CEOs | Monthly Calls on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM | Register Here | Facebook Community

New Executive Directors and CEOs (Less than 2 years experience) | Monthly calls on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM | Register Here | Facebook Community

Leaders that serve as local or regional hubs for nonprofits are invited to join our Community Network Leader Call, taking place at 10:00 AM on the 3rd Thursday of each Month. View our current network participants here.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Emerging Leaders Affinity Group is for professionals new to the nonprofit sector or those stepping into leadership roles for the first time.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

Higher and Continuing Education

The University of Montana offers online short courses in nonprofit administration designed for busy professionals.

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Further your education and benefit your organization with a Masters in Public Administration - Nonprofit Track at University of Montana.

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Salish Kootenai College now offers a Grants Project Management Certificate for those interested in furthering their education in grants management.

 

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