MNA & Social Media

If you go to , you will find resources to help you with the planning process in determining what types of social media are right for your organization. Either of the first two links (Idealware & MarketingSavant) will help you with your planning discussions and decision-making. They also include some sample surveys you can use to learn what tools  your constituents are using.  In these and the report from NTEN is data that shows what tools other nonprofits are using and what is working best for them. There are additional links on this page for creating your own social media policy.
MNA & Social Media

MNA Hires a New Executive Director

Dear MNA Members and Friends:

The MNA Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that after a thoughtful and thorough four-month search process we have selected Ms. Liz Moore to be MNA’s new Executive Director. 

Our membership organization is very fortunate to have found such a talented new “chief advocate” for MNA and Montana’s nonprofits. Liz has the knowledge, skills, experience, passion and commitment to lead MNA into the future which is articulated in MNA’s new business plan.

Liz is an experienced executive nonprofit leader with an outstanding track record of delivering results. Most recently, she served as a member of the senior management staff of the Rocky Mountain Development Council (RMDC) in Helena. At RMDC, she gained valuable experience in program design, business planning, evaluation, and administration across a wide variety of human service programs.  Liz has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to galvanize effective coalitions and partnerships through her commitment to collaborative processes, an approach the MNA Board deems critical in expanding the reach and impact of the nonprofit sector.

Her excellent communication skills and ability to convene stakeholders around shared interests and promote collaborative problem solving, make Liz an ideal choice to advance MNA’s efforts in member services, philanthropy, advocacy, and public policy. The MNA Board is impressed with her ability to articulate the important role of nonprofit organizations – large and small and of all missions – in our society. 

Liz will begin her duties as the MNA Executive Director after being introduced at MNA’s Annual Conference,September 28-30 in Billings.  A farewell to MNA’s esteemed first Director, Brian Magee, and a warm welcome to Liz as she fills that position are included in the program for the Conference.

We shared this news with our membership in a mailing earlier this week. The member letter, and the press release that went out today, can be viewed by clicking on the links in the side bar.

We hope you will join us in giving Liz a warm welcome as she begins her new role at MNA.

Best wishes,

Judy Held
Chair, MNA Board of Directors


MNA Hires a New Executive Director

Montana Non Profit Association Executive Director Opening

Executive Director Application Deadline – 5/27
Dear MNA Members and Friends:

The deadline for application materials for MNA’s Executive Director position is just two weeks away. Interested candidates should review the Executive Director Position Announcement and supporting materials which are linked at the right or may be downloaded from the MNA website by clicking here.  Applications must be received via email by close of business on May 27, 2011.
Know of someone who might be interested and/or a great candidate? Please help MNA in our recruitment process and pass along the Executive Director Position Announcement to anyone who comes to mind.

Thank you!
MNA Board of Directors


Montana Non Profit Association Executive Director Opening

Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant


Application Deadline is October 8, 2010

The application deadline for the Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant was incorrect on the website (Oct 22) but accurate on the application form (Oct. 8). Please note – the deadline is by the end of business on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. So sorry if this caused any confusion. If you have concerns or questions about the grant, please reply to this email or give me (Patty White) a call at 406-449-3717.

Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant

MAC announces online learning opportunities with MNA

The Montana Arts Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for leaders of Montana-based nonprofit arts organizations to attend workshops presented by the Montana Nonprofit Association at no charge.

MAC has established a special fund to be used exclusively to subsidize full registration costs for directors, staff and board members of Montana non-profit arts organizations. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, until the funds are exhausted. The fund is for MNA trainings, MNA webinars or in-person MNA workshops.


1. Go to the MNA website –

2. Select the menu item titled Upcoming Events

3. Select the event you wish to attend and complete the registration process

4. At the end of the process at the payment section, there is a place to enter a discount code:


5. Your balance due should then show as zero.

If you are experiencing problems registering, call MNA at 406.449.3717

MAC announces online learning opportunities with MNA

Don’t Throw Away Your Tax Exemption

Don’t Throw Away Your Tax Exemption

On May 15th, over 1,000 Montana nonprofits will lose their tax-exempt status. Will your nonprofit be one of them? Nonprofits that have not filed a Form 990 with the IRS in the last three years, will lose their status this year. If you have any questions about your status, the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics

has developed a simple tool to find out if you need to file. Here’s how in 4 easy steps:

1. Go to this website at the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics

2. Enter your nonprofit’s name, uncheck the box titled “Limit to organizations in danger of revocation”, and press the submit button

3. If there is an alert “FILE NOW” listed by your nonprofit’s name under Filing Status, click on that link to electronically file the proper form.

4. File a 990 or your nonprofit’s tax-exempt status will be revoked on May 16th.

Filing by May 15th will prevent your organization from having to pay $750 and submitting an application

for tax-exemption with the IRS all over again!
It’s easy to save your tax-exempt status by filing.


Visit our website – for more information.

Don’t Throw Away Your Tax Exemption

A request from MNA

Members and Friends:

We need your help. MNA has launched a Nonprofit Current Conditions Survey (as a follow up to last year’s survey) to gauge the impact of the recession on Montana nonprofits. The survey looks both backwards and forwards in time and covers demand for services, fund development, and strategies. The results of the survey will be used to tell the story of how the economy is impacting Montana’s nonprofit community and to design strategies to help nonprofits weather the current economic storm.

This is some of the most important research MNA has done to date. We ask you to please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey to ensure that the perspective of your nonprofit is included. There are only 10 core questions. All responses are strictly confidential. The survey will be open until May 5th with results shortly thereafter.

Click here to take the survey

All survey participants who include name and email will be entered into a drawing for a FREE registration to MNA’s Annual Conference, September 27-29th in Helena.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 406-449-3717. Many thanks in advance for participating.


Brian Magee

Executive Director

A request from MNA