Demystifying DEI: Social Responsibility Perspectives and Opportunities

May 23, 2024 A two-part virtual workshop providing perspective on how your organization’s work aligns with social responsibility/DEI, the value of ‘doing the work’, and best practices to help...

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Paid Family Leave is Essential for Gender Equity and Employee Wellbeing

May 16, 2024 As we mark Mother’s Day, and as I am less than two weeks from my planned family leave to welcome a new baby into my family, it feels like a …...

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Reaction is where learning begins: Leaning into discomfort

March 26, 2024 V is for Vulnerable is a little children’s book for grownups written by author and teacher Seth Godin. I have a copy of the book in my office, a reminder …...

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Black History Month in Montana

February 15, 2024 February is Black History Month – what does that mean for nonprofits in Montana? Maybe you’ve found your own way to honor and acknowledge Black History in Montana or within …...

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Navigating the Pay Maze: MNA’s Experience with Compensation Equity

January 22, 2024 If you’re like us here at MNA, chances are your December and early January have been peppered with conversations about raises, cost of living adjustments, and performance appraisals....

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Designing a Conference That Centers Belonging and Inclusion

December 12, 2023 One of our goals in the MNA POD (Professional and Organizational Development) program is to make sure our programming centers belonging and equity. When we consider how to host events...

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Being Together in Better Ways

November 16, 2023 A look at a Susan Howlette’s conference session, Tending Partner and Donor Relationships, with an eye toward DEI. Reflections by Michael Hale Prior to conference, our team committed...

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Building Belonging

October 13, 2023 A Commitment and an Invitation  We write today with a spirit of openness, inviting you to join us as observers, commenters, questioners, participants, and everything in between on a...

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MNA’s Land Acknowledgement Partner Commitment  

September 14, 2023 MNA Annual Conference 2023 Montana is the traditional homeland and common hunting grounds of several tribes, including the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Chippewa Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre,...

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Community Centric Fundraising: From Principles to Action

April 6, 2023 You’ve been reading about Community Centric Fundraising. Maybe you’re attending next week’s Fundraising Summit. You feel like you’re ready to make a change...

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