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2021 Montana Nonprofit Economic Report

Every two years, MNA studies the economic impact of Montana's charitable nonprofit sector. Our latest report shows that in 2019 Montana's charitable nonprofits employed 51,719 people and paid just over $2.4 billion in wages. And, charitable nonprofits generated nearly $10.5 billion in income which was returned back to Montana through mission driven work. Read the entire report to understand the full extent to which charitable nonprofits are essential to Montana's vitality and prosperity. 

2021 Montana Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

2021 Montana Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

The 2020 Montana Nonprofit Compensation Report

MNA partners with Columbia Books every other year to provide Montana’s nonprofits with wage and benefit information specific to our state’s nonprofit sector. 111 Montana organizations participated in the most recent compensation survey. MNA members who did not take the survey can request a 50% discount code here, allowing you to obtain your copy for $75 rather than the full price of $150. And this year, for the first time, MNA members may also get the National Compensation Report at 30% off, making the report $242.90 vs. $347. The National Report includes average salaries and benefits from nearly 1,000 nonprofits nationwide. Request a discount code for one or both reports here.

Not-yet members may purchase either report directly from Columbia books hereBetter yet, join MNA and get your discount codes!

The 2019 Montana Nonprofit Economic Report

Every two years, the Montana Nonprofit Association undertakes a study of the economic impact of Montana's charitable nonprofit sector. Highlights Include:

  • In 2017, of 7,967 charitable nonprofits in the state, 2,220 nonprofit businesses paid wages. A total of 51,486 employees were paid just over $2.2 billion in wages, representing 11.2% of all workers in the state, and 11.5% of all wages. (Montana Department of Labor, 2018)

2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report

This report represents 138 Montana nonprofits who responded to the State of the Sector survey in November 2015. The report includes information on nonprofit governance and management practices, including board engagement, program evaluation, written plans and information culture, mission achievement, collaboration and collective action, advocacy and policy, and more. Designed to indicate the health of the nonprofit sector, this is the fourth such survey done in association with State Associations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (1 being lowest, 10 being highest) unless otherwise stated.

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence (PPNE)

The PPNE details widely-accepted standards and practices of nonprofits. The 36-page guide includes information on each of the 11 principles and a self-assessment booklet that provides an effective evaluation and reflection tool for nonprofit professionals. The PPNE is available digitally at no cost to members. MNA members may purchase additional copies of the booklets for $10. Not-yet members may purchase the PPNE for $20.

Research & Resources

If you have any questions about MNA and the research and information we provide about the nonprofit sector in Montana, please contact Liz Moore.