The Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) will host the third annual Nonprofit Kaleidoscope Conference at the Yellowstone Inn in Glendive on June 26-27. The conference is a unique training and networking opportunity for nonprofit organizations serving the diverse needs and interests of eastern Montana communities. 

The 2017 theme, Make your Mark, is relevant for board members, executive directors, development staff, volunteer coordinators and others involved in the nonprofit sector.

MNA executive director Liz Moore said, nonprofits are a critical part of the community fabric in eastern Montana.  “From preserving heritage to addressing hunger, caring for children, sheltering animals, and promoting arts and culture – hundreds of nonprofits are essential to the well-being of eastern Montana communities,” she said.

Kaleidoscope 2017 includes a two-hour pre-conference Board Governance workshop designed especially for board members on June 26. The following day, the event includes plenary speakers,  a funders forum, and breakout sessions on fundraising, volunteer management, financial management and human resources.

Featured speakers include Mary Peterson, executive director of EagleMount Bozeman, who will share her journey of transforming an under-resourced, little known nonprofit into one of the most vibrant and beloved nonprofits in the Gallatin Valley. Shannon Stober, owner of Verve Exchange Consulting, will close the conference with her address on leaving a legacy through nonprofit leadership.

Attendees are also invited to a welcome barbecue at Makoshika State Park on June 26. The barbecue is hosted by the Glendive Nonprofit Café, who is partnering with MNA to bring Kaleidoscope to Glendive. The 2017 Kaleidoscope offers discounted rates for MNA members. Scholarships are available. For information, visit www.mtnonprofit.org or call MNA at 406-449-3717.

Nonprofit Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from the L.P. and Teresa Anderson Foundation, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, and Associated Employers.

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