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

2020 Advocacy Training TBA

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 Management

Financial Leadership Tips and Tools Webinar Series

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Join MNA for a six week webinar series uncovering best practices and easy shifts to enhance your financial savvy and organizational efficiency. Register for the entire series and coaching or select sessions that meet your needs.

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

January 23 | Ratio Analysis
January 30 | Budget Performance
February 6 | Cost/Benefit Analysis
February 13 | Revenue Projection Analysis
February 20 | Cash Flow Projection
February 27 | General Excel Tips and Tricks

Each session includes a downloadable and customizable Excel template, with instructions for long-term use, to streamline reporting and analysis in your organization. If you would like to work with MNA to customize your template and provide guidance during adoption and implementation at your organization, select the “Series + Coaching” option below for personalized support.

Fees
MNA Members:
$50 | Session
$200 | Series
$400 | Series + Coaching

Non-MNA Members:
$100 | Session
$200 | Series
$800 | Series + Coaching

Fund Development

Voices of Philanthropy Webinar Series 2020 

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Relationships are central to fund development. Begin, or continue, building a relationship with funders in this webinar series. Join MNA and representatives from corporate foundations and hear directly about each organization's priorities, motivation for philanthropy, approaches to grantmaking, sponsorships, and more. Understanding a potential funder's priorities can help organizations make better decisions from the start, don't miss your chance to jumpstart your fund development strategy in 2020.

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

February 5 | Blue Cross Blue Shield Montana
February 12 | First Interstate Bank
February 19 | Corporations and Philanthropy with Julie Rodda
March 18 | Wells Fargo

Additional speakers to be announced

Fees
MNA Members:
$35 | Session
Series Savings TBA

Non-MNA Members:
$70 | Session
Series Savings TBA

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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Governance and Leadership

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

Nonprofit Board Leadership and Stewardship

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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.

  • February 5th | Helena
  • February 27th | Dillon
  • March 17th | Billings
  • April 8th | Great Falls
  • April 9th | Lewistown

Fees*

MNA Members:
$90  | Registration deadline one week before event date

Non-MNA Members:
$180 | Registration deadline one week before event date

*Scholarships Available

 

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...

Human Resources: Employees and Volunteers

Nonprofit HR: Employee Compensation Webinar Series

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Creating a staffing structure and employee compensation plan that works for your organization can be challenging – strategically, culturally, and legally. Examine your approach to employee structure and compensation with the experts at Associated Employers and ensure your organization is able to compete for top talent while meeting legal requirements. Participants in this webinar series will better understand how to navigate nonprofit employee compensation – and create a plan that matches your organization’s culture and budget.

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

April 21 | Fundamentals of Compensation Plans
April 28 | Wage + Hour: Exempt Employees
May 5 | Wage + Hour: Non-Exempt Employees

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

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

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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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2020 Training TBA

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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