Session RFP

Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) invites your proposal for our 2023 Annual Conference. This year’s conference will begin in person with an audience of around 200, to be followed by a virtual conference experience the following week for entire teams, an anticipated audience of 800-1,000. Nonprofit executives, staff, and board members will once more be welcomed at the flat Whole Organization rate to participate in the virtual event and can also send delegates to the in-person event for an additional cost for deeper learning and connection.

Conference Theme | Cultivate

Cultivation is the process of intention, growth, renewal, and transformation. By focusing on doing the little things right, we create space for big things to grow – whether that’s tending our mission, repotting our succulents, caring for our employees, weeding garden beds, feeding our relationships, or finding rest. This year’s conference invites participants to consider all the ways in which we cultivate our organizations for the future, from investing in employees and processes to tending supporters, centering those we serve to allowing for rest. How can we cultivate a strong personal, organizational, and community-wide approach to a brighter, stronger, future for Montana?

We are looking for presenters that deliver exciting, engaging, and content rich sessions built on principles of nonprofit best practices and effective instruction. With a whole org audience, we are seeking sessions that provide value and learning for entry level staff members, experienced EDs (Executive Director), and board members. Sessions that explore timely topics and/or dimensions of equity and diversity within their topic area are preferred. We are also interested in 201+ level sessions that can provide a deeper level of learning for attendees. Presentations may be general enough for a large audience or developed for a specific job function or level of experience.

Deadline for proposals is Monday, June 19.

Download the full RFP here