Training and Education for Nonprofits

MNA's learning programs are designed to give nonprofit staff and board members the management and leadership tools needed to move the mission forward. We offer MNA Workshops, On-Demand Learning, Webinars, supportive Affinity Groups, Higher and Continuing Education, and resources from past Conferences. Find the right resources for you and/or your organization below by training type or category.

Learn more about your options below!

MNA Workshops

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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Request a Training in our curriculums below, designed to meet your needs:

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.

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.

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.

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

Education Opportunities by Category

Legislative Prep Webinar Series –$10 for the Post - Event Package.
MNA has partnered with Alliance for Justice/Bolder Advocacy, Montana Budget and Policy Center, and MNA Lobbyist Aimee Grmoljez of Crowley Fleck to share their expertise with you. From the basics of lobbying to an in-depth look at our state budget and upcoming session, these three webinars will provide you the tools you need to advocate for your mission the 2019 legislative session.

MindEdge Courses
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. Communication courses include:
- Effective Presentations
- Effective Public Speaking
- Speak with Confidence
- Certificate in Digital Marketing
- Content Marketing
- An Overview of Marketing
- Conversion Rate Optimization
- Digital Marketing Strategy
- Mobile Marketing
- Social Media for Nonprofits

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2020 Training Calendar TBA - Please check back in November of 2019 or contact [email protected]

Quickbooks Made Easy for Nonprofits with Gregg Bossen and Quickbooks Made Easy
Master Quickbooks with the best in the business this fall, with options for desktop and online versions of Quickbooks.

REGISTER for the Online Version:
November 19th, 20th, 21st
REGISTER for the Desktop Operating Systems:
November 12th, 13th, 14th

Non Member Pricing - Session: $115 | Series: $249

MNA Member Pricing – Session: $95 | Series: $179 

Email [email protected] to receive your MNA Discount Code.

GrantsMagic
From a curated selection of seven on-demand 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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Voices of Philanthropy Webinar Series 2018  - $40 for the Post - Event Package.
Relationships are central to fund development. Begin, or continue, building a relationship with funders in this webinar series. Join MNA and Executives from Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Headwaters Foundation, and Montana Healthcare Foundation to learn directly about each organization's priorities, motivation for philanthropy, approaches to grantmaking, and more. Understanding a potential funder's priorities can help organizations make better decisions from the start, so join MNA this February to benefit your organization in a meaningful way.

MNA has robust curriculum offerings for nonprofit leadership and governance. Request a training in the topics below:

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.

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.

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.

 

REGISTER HERE FOR THE POST-EVENT PACKAGE - $50 for access to recorded webinars, slides, and additional resources
Post-Event Resource Page (available to access after purchase)

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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MindEdge Courses
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. Information and Technology courses include:
- Excel Basics

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2020 Training Calendar TBA - Please check back in November of 2019 or contact [email protected]

Learn On-Demand

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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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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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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Learn from GrantSpace and GuideStar's nonprofit experts on topics you want to know about on your own time - with their on-demand, self-paced learning courses. Topics focus on fundraising and fund development.

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Webinars

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.

Digital Accessibility Series with Tessel Learn
Ensure your digital content is reaching all audiences. Join us for a webinar series this fall presented by the experts at Tessel Learn.

  • October 31st  | Why Digital Accessibility is Important and Beneficial | FREE
  • November 7th | Website Accessibility | $25 MNA Members, $50 Non-Members
  • November 14th | Documents + Media Accessibility | $25 MNA Members, $50 Non-Members

REGISTER HERE

Quickbooks Made Easy for Nonprofits with Gregg Bossen and Quickbooks Made Easy
Master Quickbooks with the best in the business this fall, with options for desktop and online versions of Quickbooks.

REGISTER for the Online Version:
November 19th, 20th, 21st
REGISTER for the Desktop Operating Systems:
November 12th, 13th, 14th

Non Member Pricing - Session: $115 | Series: $249

MNA Member Pricing – Session: $95 | Series: $179 

Email [email protected] to receive your MNA Discount Code.

Legislative Prep Series

Voices of Philanthropy Series 2018

HR Basics w/ Associated Employers 

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

Executive Directors and CEOs | Monthly Calls on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM | Register Here | Facebook Community

New Executive Directors and CEOs (Less than 2 years experience) | Monthly calls on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM | Register Here | Facebook Community

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].

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.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

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.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

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.

We are in the process of organizing this group. Sign up here to be included.

Higher and Continuing Education

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

 

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