Mission: To promote a stronger nonprofit sector, supportive public climate, and the ability of nonprofits to accomplish their missions.
Results: More than 1,000 nonprofit leaders participate in our educational workshops and conference sessions each year. Our member organizations save more than $800,000 per year on administrative costs through our discount business products. MNA has emerged as the voice for Montana's nonprofit sector, and has been instrumental in significant public policy successes, including the renewal of Montana's charitable endowment tax credit.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 630 charitable nonprofit member organizations as well as the larger nonprofit industry in Montana.
Geographic areas served: Montana
Programs: Advocacy and public policy, cost-saving business products for nonprofit organizations, training and other professional development resources, research and information of value to the nonprofit industry, supporting connections and partnerships within and outside of the nonprofit sector, and promoting philanthropy.
Professional with expertise in this field
MNA is an excellent organization. Their staff is exceptionally talented and their executive director won a national award for being an up and coming leader in the field. In a few short years, this relatively new nonprofit organization is now, per capita, the biggest state nonprofit association in the nation! MNA has an excellent annual conference in September and provides good member services, but they also are doing more and more in the area of technical assistance, training and advocacy. Their principles and practices document, available at mtnonprofit.org, is excellent and is the result of a year of work on the part of their training director. This organization has an important role to play in improving the professionalism and quality of nonprofits in Montana, many of which operate in remote rural areas with little access to assistance. Montana is a difficult state to serve, but MNA is making the most of their resources.