MNA’s suite of leadership programs is designed to engage and inspire tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders. Our programs support nonprofit professionals with tangible skills, networking, and thoughtful discussion on progressive best management practices. Participants in these programs will emerge ready to build efficient, resilient, people-forward nonprofits for Montana.


Leadership Development for Nonprofit Executives

Connect with your peers, challenge your leadership skills, and build a better future for Montana. MNA Catalyst paves the way for a robust and resilient nonprofit sector in Montana through leadership development. With a combination of dynamic and skilled content experts, thoughtful curriculum design, and opportunities to connect with peers and facilitators, MNA Catalyst bolsters the skill sets, deepens the confidence, and broadens the perspective of both experienced and emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector.  


Professional Development for Nonprofit Managers

Hone your management skills, build your network, and level up your impact. Whether you are steering direct service programs or overseeing back-office support, your work as a manager shapes how the mission comes to life. MNA’s Accelerator is built with you in mind. From best practices in project and budget planning to exploring performance management strategies, Accelerator provides participants with opportunities to learn, practice, and discuss how to deliver organizational strategy through effective management of programs and people. 

Compare Leadership Programs

Intended AudienceNonprofit Executives (e.g. CEO or Executive Director)Nonprofit Mangers and Supervisors (e.g. Program Manager or Staff Director)
FormatOnline Sessions
On-Demand Resources
Small Group Meeting
1:1 Coaching
Online Sessions
On-Demand Resources
Peer Forum
Timing6 months
Applications: October – December
Program Runs: May – October
3 months
Applications: July – August
Program Runs: October – December
Cohort SizeUp to 20Up to 50
Content TopicsPersonal Leadership
Leading Change
Decision Making
Organizational Culture
Leading the Board from Behind
Collaborative Leadership
Personal Leadership
Team Dynamics and Leading Teams
Program Planning and Budgeting
Evaluating Performance
Supporting Employee Growth and Development
Inclusive and Equitable Practices