2019 Awards Ceremony & Dinner
October 3rd | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Billings, MT

 For the first time ever, MNA and AFP are collaborating to honor philanthropic and nonprofit impact in Montana by merging MNA’s Annual Conference Reception and AFP’s Annual Awards Dinner into one meaningful event. Together, we will showcase a combination of individuals and organizations that embody the spirit of philanthropy and nonprofit leadership in Montana.


$50 | Seat

$400 | Table of Eight


Change Agent of the Year (nonprofit innovation award)
Celebrates a nonprofit organization that created positive and significant change by unifying people and organizations around a cause.

Small but Mighty (small nonprofit award)
Honors a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $250,000 or less that has made major contributions to the population it serves.

Building the Bench (emerging leadership award)
Acknowledges a nonprofit organization that has engaged and developed its leadership to advance its mission.

Leading the Way (board leadership award)
Tributes a nonprofit organization board that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in organization-wide accountability, transparency, effectiveness, and ethical behavior.

Champion for the Common Good (advocacy award)
Recognizes a nonprofit organization whose work has resulted in significant progress on a public policy issue.


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Honors an individual that has exceptional leadership skills in coordinating volunteers for major fundraising projects of one or more nonprofit organizations.

Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Presented to an individual or family with proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic service.  

Outstanding Corporation Award
Showcases a corporation or corporate foundation that has shown immense commitment to philanthropy in Montana.

Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Celebrates the individual fundraising professional that practices in an exemplary manner.

Outstanding Youth Award
Recognizes service by a young person up to age 23 who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

 With a dedication to innovation and collaboration, the nonprofit sector and the philanthropic forces in Montana are joining together to honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that make Montana Truly the best place to live.
We invite you to join us in celebration and recognition of our very best.

About MNA

Montana Nonprofit Association is the recognized and respected voice for Montana’s nonprofit sector. As the statewide association dedicated solely to the strength and excellence of nonprofits in Montana, we represent more than 7,000 charitable nonprofit organizations operating in every corner of the state. Each year, nonprofit professionals from across Montana convene at the MNA Conference to learn, network, and explore innovative and creative solutions that sustain their work.

About AFP

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Montana Chapter, is dedicated to promoting high ethical standards in the fundraising profession while also providing a network of support. Through educational opportunities, networking events and mentoring, we provide members an engaging experience to achieve great results in their fundraising careers. Each year we pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy has made to our lives, our communities, and our world through our Annual Awards Dinner.

 Be present at the largest gathering of individuals, organizations, and businesses dedicated to nonprofit and philanthropic impact in Montana by becoming a sponsor.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Leandra Lipson at [email protected] or 406-499-3717.