Training and Education for Nonprofits

Montana Nonprofit Association believes a thriving nonprofit sector is essential to Montana's vitality and prosperity, both now and for the future. We focus on helping nonprofit leaders build overall organizational capacity by strengthening human and financial resources, developing effective partnership and networks, and promoting the best possible operating environment for nonprofit mission advancement. MNA's learning programs are designed to give nonprofit staff and board members the management and leadership tools needed to move the mission forward.

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MNA Workshops

Training Calendar

Our nonprofit training program offers something for everyone. View our calendar to see all training events, or learn more and register below.

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Workshop Descriptions + Requesting Workshops

Don’t see your community listed on our calendar? We can come to you! Learn more about our trainings below. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of your community.

Build Your Best Team – 3-6 Hours – Nonprofit Professionals, Leaders, Board Members + Volunteers
From leveraging individual strengths to redesigning organizational culture, this workshop will equip you to attract and retain a multi-generational workforce (and board-force) to carry your organization's mission into the future. Ready to register? Click Here.

So You Wanna Be a Board Member – 1-2 Hours – Emerging Leaders + Young Professionals
Every nonprofit in Montana is required to have at least three board members. If your community struggles to engage new board members, MNA is available to host an event which introduces and encourages board membership as a meaningful option for community volunteerism. This workshop is offered at no cost when paired with another MNA workshop in your community. Ready to register? Click Here.

Nonprofit Board Leadership and Stewardship – 3-6 Hours – Nonprofit Leaders + Board Members
Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship…Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member. Ready to Register? Click Here.

To learn more about fees and scheduling a workshop for your community or organization,
contact Shelby Rogala at [email protected] or 406-449-3717

Learn On-Demand

MindEdge

Carefully crafted courses designed with the adult learner in mind, MindEdge trainings are offered through MNA on a continuously updated list of topics so you can dig in to marketing, communications, nonprofit management, and more - at your own pace.

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GrantsMagic

From a curated selection of seven on-deman webinars to help you make the most of your grant writing to more extended courses throughout the year, GrantsMagic provides expert grant writing instruction in a digestible format.

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IdealWare

With on-demand webinars and new content every month, Idealware brings relevant, timely, and accessible software and technology solutions to nonprofits. MNA Members receive a 20% discount on courses. Email [email protected] to receive your discount code.

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Webinars

Webinar Courses

MNA offers webinar courses throughout the year to meet the training needs of our members. These in-depth courses cover a range of topics. Check back for more updates.

Legislative Prep Series – $10/Session - Dec 13, 18, Jan 9

Get Press Bootcamp with Torie Rynning –Free Session Feb 6, $79 for Feb 13, 20, 27

Voices of Philanthropy Series - $30/Session – Feb 7, 14, 21

HR Basics w/ Associated Employers - $25/Session – March 20, 27, April 3

Members-Only Free Webinars

MNA has created a series of free monthly webinars for members. From social media marketing with Firespring to Creating and Maintaining Your Ideal Work Culture with Associated Employers, Fundraising Compliance with Harbor Compliance to Payroll , members can tune in and brush up their skills on a wide variety of integral topics.

Full Schedule Forthcoming

Affinity Groups

Development Staff

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

ED's and CEO's

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

Board Chairs

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

Emerging Leaders

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Emerging Leaders Affinity Group is for professionals new to the nonprofit sector or those stepping into leadership roles for the first time.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

Local Nonprofit Networks

Join an affinity group to connect with your peers, share obstacles, and talk through best practices. Groups will connect and then set a time and agenda to meet, guided by an MNA facilitator.

Leaders that serve as local or regional hubs for nonprofits are invited to join our Community Network Leader Call, taking place at 10:00 AM on the 3rd Thursday of each Month. View our current network participants here.

Request to join a group by emailing [email protected].

Higher and Continuing Education

University of Montana

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

Salish Kootenai College now offers a Grants Project Management Certificate for those interested in furthering their education in grants management.

 

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