Nonprofit membership in MNA offers exclusive access to many benefits that can help 501(c)(3)'s achieve their mission and save time and money. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in Montana is eligible for nonprofit membership and joining is easy. Complete the Nonprofit Membership Application Form and return it to MNA along with your mission statement and program description (brochures work well), a copy of your IRS Letter of Determination verifying tax-exempt status, and your dues.

Starting a 501(c)(3)
If you are not currently a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you can learn more about the requirements for starting a 501(c)(3). If you are in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) and have your IRS Letter of Determination, you may become a member of MNA.

Current Members
MNA currently represents over 600 members from across the state, representing all sizes and mission-types. See a list of all MNA nonprofit members and a list of our current affiliate members.

Nonprofit Member Benefits

MNA is the only professional organization in Montana that exclusively serves 501(c)(3)'s. Members gain access to a wide range of benefits including advocacy efforts, enhanced insurance and discount products, educational trainings, research reports, networking opportunities, and more. Applications for 501(c)(3) or Affiliate membership can be downloaded near the bottom of this page. A brief summary of member benefits follows:

MNA is your voice and advocate on public policy issues that impact the nonprofit sector:

  • State and Federal legislative monitoring
  • Public policy updates
  • Legislative Alerts
  • Long-term public policy agenda development
  • Ongoing education of elected officials and the general public
  • General advocacy efforts

MNA saves money and limits nonprofit administrative costs through group buying programs:

  • Major Medical Health Insurance
  • Limited Benefit Health program
  • D&O Insurance program
  • Unemployment Insurance Alternative
  • Discounted Office Supplies
  • Teleconferencing service
  • Online Career Center
  • Volunteer and Pre-employment Background Checks
  • MNA members also gain access Newswire Services, and more.

MNA builds nonprofit leadership and management capacity through organizational development:

  • Publication of Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana
  • Reduced rates to Annual MNA Conference each fall
  • Reduced rates to MNA sponsored and partner trainings throughout the year
  • Discounted fees to the University of Montana Online Program in Nonprofit Management
  • Free posting to our online training calendar and access to MNA online resources
  • Answers to technical questions relating to 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Free GrantStation Insider weekly funding e-newsletter and 85% off GrantStation subscriptions
  • Membership discount in the Nonprofit Technology Network

MNA deepens the understanding and builds awareness of nonprofit issues through research:

  • Montana Nonprofit Sector Report covering the scale, scope, and economic impact
  • Montana Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Survey Report
  • Statewide and media advocacy on all trends, issues, and research results
  • Free or reduced rates for all MNA published research reports

MNA connects nonprofit and community leaders through information sharing and networking:

  • MNA's Blog
  • MNA’s eNews – timely news and resources for your organization
  • Referrals to State and Federal agencies, experienced peers, and consultants
  • Local network support

Membership Dues

Nonprofit dues are determined based on the annual operating budget of the organization.

Annual Operating Budget Annual Dues Annual Operating Budget Annual Dues
Less than $25,000 $40 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 $325
$25,000 - $124,999 $85 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 $375
$125,000 - $249,999 $135 $3,000,000 - $3,999,999 $525
$250,000 - $499,999 $200 $4,000,000 - $4,999,999 $575
$500,000 - $999,999 $250 $5,000,000 and higher $650

Questions?

For general information about membership or any of MNA's programs, contact us by email or call (406) 449-3717.

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