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[06-21-2019] November 5, 2019 - Save the Date!

Helena Celebrates Community Philanthrophy Annual Awards dinner starts at 5:30 pm, Delta Hotels, Helena

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Self Assessment Tools

MNC encourages organizations that did not receive an Assessment Award to conduct an assessment and priority-setting process on your own, if resources allow. Organizations can apply for a 2010 Project Award if, during the preceding 12 months, they have completed a comprehensive self-assessment and developed capacity-building priorities that reflect agreement between the board of directors and staff members.

If you would like to pursue a self-assessment, here are some alternatives to explore, both of which would meet MNC’s requirements for conducting a comprehensive assessment.
  1. The Montana Nonprofit Association has recently released the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana, and has developed accompanying self-assessment tools (at the bottom of this linked MNA page).

  2. The Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) Self-Assessment Tool, was selected as a starting point for the MNC Assessment Process. While developed for conservation organizations, it is broadly applicable to a variety of nonprofits (including a version for those run entirely by volunteers). The ICL assessment can be set up for individual organizations for a fee. If you are interested in pursuing this possibility, please contact Peter Lane at ICL, 301-270-2903 or by email.