MNA will no longer be hosting this event in person, but we will offer registrants the option to attend online, via webinar. Registrants may opt to participate online, receive a full refund, or receive a credit for a future training. If you would like to register for an upcoming online offering, stay tuned as we update our schedule. Stay well.

Our first scheduled webinars replacing the in-person workshop will take place at the times below, and we plan to schedule additional webinar options in April as well.

Tuesday, March 17th from 9:30 12:30

  • Board Basics
  • Board Legal Responsibilities
  • Board Structure
  • Better Board Meetings 

Monday, March 23rd from 1:00 3:00

  • Board Culture
  • Recruitment and Orientation
  • Board-Staff Relationships
  • Board Fundraising

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MNA at [email protected] or 406-449-3717


Legal responsibilities, strategic vision, financial stewardship...Board Members have a lot on their plates. Whether you are a seasoned board member or a new recruit, this workshop will cover all you need to know to become an excellent board member. Join us at the following locations to make the most of your board term. 

Participants in this workshop will leave with:

  • An understanding of board legal responsibilities, duties, and roles 

  • Tools to govern better as a body, including best practices in board structure, recruitment, relationships, and running meetings 

  • Opportunity to reflect on current board structure and dynamics, with identified areas to improve 

  • Access to a resource library with sample policies, templates, and further reading to aid in strengthening your board 


February 5 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM | Helena | Disability Rights Center Conference Room
February 27 | Dillon | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM | Bank of Commerce

Online: March 17th, March 24th, Additional times TBA

March 17 | Billings | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM | United Way of Yellowstone County
April 8 | Great Falls | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
April 9 | Lewistown | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM


MNA Members:
$90  | Registration deadline one week before event date

Non-MNA Members:
$180 | Registration deadline one week before event date


Helena Area and Billings Area Nonprofits

Courtesy of Helena Area Community Foundation and Billings Community Foundation, we are able to offer scholarships for up to 50% of the workshop cost for Helena and Billings area nonprofits.


Board Recruitment

Seeking to recruit new board members? Know of potential board members that just want the basics? Attend our FREE Intro to Board Service workshops and learn board basics and how to recruit new board members in the following locations:

February 26 | Dillon | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Beaverhead Brewing Company



Liz Moore Executive Director, MNA

Liz joined the Montana Nonprofit Association as Executive Director in 2011. She previously worked for the Rocky Mountain Development Council, a community action agency serving south-central Montana, for 16 years. In that role, Liz worked with the Head Start program, Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Montana Youth Homes, Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing, and a variety of other human services programs. In her 25 years working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector, Liz was a founding board member for Family Promise of Greater Helena, served on the board of ExplorationWorks!, a museum of science and culture, and co-founded HATCH, the Helena Action Coalition on Homelessness. She served on the Region III Disability Services QIC Editorial Board, the Montana Continuum of Care Coalition, the Montana NAMIWalk Steering Committee, The Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Council, Montana Children’s Bill of Rights Task Force, and the Montana Office of Public Instruction Comprehensive System for Professional Development Council.

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