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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.

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Webinars + Workshops

Board Governance 201
February 2,9,16,23 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MTN
This course will cover board responsibilities, structure, meetings, committees, culture, recruiting, and more. It will include tools for you to put into practice whether you are a new board member, board chair, or ED or other staff member working with the board.

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Rapid Planning for Operations and Program Delivery
February 17, 24, March 3, 10 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MTN
Participants in this four-part series will learn and practice an approach for in-the-moment planning that encompasses team dynamics, communication, operations, programming, and financial sustainability.

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Financial Leadership
March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MTN
Join MNA on a six-week course to sharpen your ability to lead the financial management of your organization.  This course includes tools, templates, and instruction on cash management, cost/benefit analysis, financial performance, and projects.

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Voices of Philanthropy
March 18, 25, April 1 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM MTN
Hear directly about funder's priorities, motivation for philanthropy, approaches to grantmaking, sponsorships, and more. Featuring Otto Bremer Trust and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Featuring a primer on endowed giving with Jim Soft.

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HR for Hiring Webinar Series
April 1, 8, 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MTN
Employees and partners are a nonprofit's more important resource. This series walks through how to hire employees, work with contractors, determine job descriptions, and interview. Join the experts at Associated Employees for all your organization needs when bringing in new talent.

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Nonprofit Town Halls

Connect with MNA, other nonprofits, and resources to help you, your organization, and your community.

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SAVE THE DATE: Fundraising Summit with Brian Saber | April 19 - 23

january, 2021

08jan7:30 am8:00 amFeaturedWeekly Legislative Wrap Up

12jan2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedNonprofit Town Hall: Tech Town Hall Series

14jan9:00 am10:00 amMNA Member Call: ED Affinity Group

14jan2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedNonprofit Town Hall: Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (The Federal Stimulus Bill): An Overview of What We Know

15jan7:30 am8:00 amFeaturedWeekly Legislative Wrap Up

19jan2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedNonprofit Town Hall: Relief Reporting

21jan9:00 am10:00 amMNA Member Call: New ED Affinity Group

21jan10:00 am11:00 amMNA Member Call: Local Nonprofit Leader Networks

21jan2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedNonprofit Town Hall: Relief Reporting

22jan7:30 am8:00 amFeaturedWeekly Legislative Wrap Up

26jan2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedBoard Governance 101: What to know about serving on a nonprofit board

27jan3:00 pm4:00 pmA Guide to Online Fundraisers

29jan7:30 am8:00 amFeaturedWeekly Legislative Wrap Up

Online Courses: Learn at Your Own Pace

Dig Deeper: Advanced Training Opportunities

Train with MNA

Looking for a custom workshop or consultation? MNA works with nonprofits to create the right experience for your team. Learn more about our topics and rates here.

MNA Catalyst: Leadership Development for Nonprofit Professionals

MNA Catalyst bolsters the skill sets, deepens the confidence, and broadens the perspective of both experienced and emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. Applications for 2021 now open, due January 22, 2021. Learn more here.

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab explores best practices for Montana nonprofits to learn, adapt, and breakthrough. Learn more here.

Tools for Nonprofits

Scenario Modeling for Nonprofits

Keep an eye on your finances with this scenario modeling tool.

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Build Your New Normal

In the moment planning and strategy for nonprofits.

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Build Your Board: Board Matrix

Build an even better board with this board member mapping matrix.

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Affinity Groups: Connect with Your Peers

Executive Directors

Join the monthly Executive Director call to connect with your peers, learn from experts in the field, and build community. This call is for CEO's and Executive Directors in Montana with over two years of experience.

Second Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM

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New Executive Directors

Join the monthly New Executive Director call to connect with your peers, learn from experts in the field, and build community. This call is for CEO's and Executive Directors in Montana with under two years of experience.

Third Thursday of every month at 9:00 AM

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Coming Soon

Development Staff, Board Chairs, Nonprofit Parents

Higher and Continuing Education

We now offer a micro-credential for nonprofit professionals to advance their skills through leadership and development coursework. This fully online micro-credential is a partnership between the Baucus Institute's Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Montana and the Montana Nonprofit Association.

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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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