Announcing this year's Nonprofit and Philanthropic Awardees


Champion for the Common Good goes to... Public Land Water Access Association!

Upholding the Community Fabric: Safety Net Services goes to... Missoula Food Bank and Community Center!

Upholding the Community Fabric: Vibrant Communities goes to... Leadership Montana!


Outstanding Young Professional goes to… Kiersten Iwai, Executive Director of Forward Montana!

Outstanding Fundraising Professional goes to… Mary Rutherford, Executive Director Montana Community Foundation!

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser goes to… Don Gimbel, Board Member Extraordinaire!

Congratulations to all!
This year’s awardees have had an extraordinary and vital impact in our state. They’ve risen to unprecedented challenges and have carried their communities and Montana forward. Learn more about this year's awards and please enjoy the awards show! It's 26 minutes of fun sure to give you all the feels.

2021's Virtual Gathering Gained TRACTION!

1,441 individuals across Montana and beyond attended MNA's conference last week representing over 225 organizations and businesses. So far, they have absorbed 954 hours of personal and professional growth and that number is only sure to grow because all registrants have access to all recordings and materials for three whole months

It was amazing to see the community and connection that was created at the conference. Attendees posted 120 discussion topics that garnered 1,703 chats! 74 meet-up groups took place, 124 magical Montana photos were shared, and 4,147 private messages were exchanged.

Here's what conference-goers had to say about their experience:

"I thought a virtual conference sounded silly, but I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. Excellent presenters made it as engaging as possible."

"I really enjoyed the sessions and keynotes, each one had a lot to offer. Thank you for bringing together such a talented and diverse group of speakers."

"Besides just all the valuable information, all the of focus on self-care not only made me realize that's something that we really need to work on, but also showed that it's something we absolutely CAN work on without having to feel guilty or like we're not giving maximum effort."

If you joined the fun, there's still time to send in your feedback.

Thank you to all that engaged in and gained TRACTION last week! A special thanks goes out to our 31 generous sponsors that posted an array of videos and resources which received 81,337 impressions!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
Oro Y Plata Foundation
Montana Community Foundation
Wells Fargo
O.P. & W.E Edwards Foundation
Rocky Mountain College
First Nonprofit Companies

Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co.
Tatum Curtis Design
The Dotted i
NorthWestern Energy
University of Montana Office of the President
Innovative Nonprofit
Wipfli LLP
University of Montana Department of Public Administration and Policy
HJ Hudson Consulting
Incite! Consulting
All of Us Research Program
First Interstate Bank Foundation
Washington Corporation
First Call Computer Solutions
Allegra Print Marketing Design
Berkley Select
Foundant Technologies
Montana Governor’s Office of Community Service
Montana State Fund
Allegra Print Marketing Mail
Thanks to all that attended, spoke, organized, hosted, and supported. We can't wait to see you again next year!
~ Team MNA
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