Special Announcement from the Montana Nonprofit Association

September 15, 2012

A special invitation from Jono McKinney,
Montana Nonprofit Association Board Chair

Greetings –

I’m writing today not only as a nonprofit colleague, but as the Chairman of the Board for the Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA). Through my work with MNA, I’ve come to recognize the importance of MNA’s policy work on behalf of the nonprofit sector. With that in mind, I want to extend a special invitation to you regarding the annual MNA Conference being held in Helena September 19-21.

In addition to the exceptional learning opportunities that are the hallmark of the MNA conference, this year’s event includes a Candidate’s Forum.  Candidates (and/or representatives) for the Attorney General,  Gubernatorial and Congressional races will address the audience during two-day conference.

I think we all know the time for going it alone in the nonprofit sector is long past. It is important to me that our elected officials see and hear firsthand from a clear, strong, and united sector.  In this instance – quantity matters. At the MNA conference, our public partners will have the rare opportunity to see the power of the sector at play as they address an audience of hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across Montana.

The opportunity for us to “show up” as a sector rather than individual organizations comes around just once every two years when MNA convenes policy makers and nonprofit leaders.   I’m writing because I hope you will join us to not only reap the benefits of this professional development opportunity for nonprofit leaders, but also engage with the candidates on the issues most at the forefront within the sector.

I encourage you to send this forward to your circles.  Thanks for considering, and I look forward to seeing you in Helena.


Q&A From MNA Wage & Hour Webinar Series

June 7, 2010

Over the last few weeks, the Montana Nonprofit Association has been offering a series of webinars on Wage and Hour laws. They just released summary of 9 of their most frequent questions and answers on Wage and Hour issues. Check it out:


Nonprofit Current Conditions Survey

May 6, 2010

The Montana Nonprofit Association is conducting a survey to research how the current economic climate is impacting Montana nonprofits in the areas of demand for services, fund development, and operational and programmatic strategies.  All participants will be entered into a drawing for a FREE registration to MNA’s Annual Conference, September 27-29th in Helena.


Build Montana

April 29, 2010

Build Montana, an online project of the Montana Nonprofit Association, is for everyone who is interested in nonprofits and building communities in Montana. It is designed to be a resource for anyone to connect, donate, volunteer, and/or learn about nonprofits. It is a searchable database of all nonprofits in Montana, a connection to volunteer and donor databases, a database of facts about the scale, scope, perception, health, and economic impact of Montana’s charitable organizations, and provides multiple resources for strengthening communities through nonprofit connections.
MNA will feature photos from members throughout the site. Members can send photos to Patty White at pwhite@mtnonprofit.org. Please specify if you require photo credit listed in addition to the name and location of your organization.

IRA Charitable Rollover Survey

December 7, 2009

The IRA Charitable Rollover gift incentive expires at the end of this year. The Montana Nonprofit Association will be lobbying to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover gift incentive with Congress by telling the story of its impact on Montana nonprofits. If you have received IRA Rollover gifts since the beginning of 2008, send Melanie Dayton at mdayton@mtnonprofit.org an email with the name of your organization, contact person, total number of gifts in 2008 and 2009, and the total aggregate dollar figure without any sensitive donor information.