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Helpful resources for volunteer managers and nonprofit leaders:

The Missoula Nonprofit Network offers 9 training workshops per year. Most are 1 ½ hour sessions focused on nonprofit issues and geared toward nonprofit managers and board members held annually September-May. Workshops are free for members of MNN and $8 per person for non-members.  Follow the link for more information:  http://missoulanonprofit.org/workshops/  

The Western Montana Fund Raisers Association offers periodic lunch-time training programs. The cost for WMFRA luncheon programs is $12 for members (and one member guest can also attend at a cost of $12) and $15 for non-members and all others.  Follow the link to their calendar for details: http://wmfra.org/calendar/

Nonprofit Volunteer Management online courses through the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning with University of Montana.  This course teaches methods to effectively recruit, train, manage, recognize and reward volunteers.  It can be taken alone or as part of the full Nonprofit Administration Certificate program.  Click here for more information: http://umonline.umt.edu/nonprofit-administration.php 

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) offers the only international credentialing program for professional Volunteer Administrators. Their mission is to advance excellence in volunteer administration by delivering professional certification and advocating ethical practice. For more information, visit their website: http://cvacert.org/

Volunteer Manager Toolkit, Governor's Office of Community Service - This toolkit is designed to help volunteer managers recruit, recognize, and retain volunteers. The full toolkit can be accessed by clicking here. You can also find more information by visiting their website: http://serve.mt.gov/. 

Charity How To provides premium nonprofit training webinars and supporting materials, teaching nonprofits about many important topics. Topics include social media, grant writing, board management, fundraising, nonprofit auctions, online fundraising, Facebook and much more. Their webinars and recordings are conducted by the most knowledgeable topic experts in the field. For more information, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/

Tobi Johnson & Associates - A new vision for volunteerism is an excellent resource for Volunteer Administrators. They help you connect with passionate volunteers who share a common vision for a better world. In partnership with purpose-driven organizations, they offer evidence-based volunteer management consulting, results-oriented training and big picture thinking to help you to attract, inspire and mobilize top volunteer talent. If you're ready to take your volunteer program to the next level, they can help you on that journey. For more information, visit: http://www.tobijohnson.com/. 

Montana Nonprofit Association works to strengthen the nonprofit sector by providing a comprehensive suite of affordable programs and benefits to Montana's nonprofit community. For more information, visit: http://www.mtnonprofit.org/mission/