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Welcome to the Montana Chapter

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents nearly 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world.  Founded in 1986, AFP Montana members have grown to more than 70 development professionals from across the state.  The Montana Chapter fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.  Collaboration, education, professionalism, integrity, ethical fundraising, mentoring and networking guide all aspects of the AFP Montana Chapter.  We are committed to providing an engaging experience for our members that allows them to connect with one another, inspire creative thinking and achieve great results in their work. 

If you are a development professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process, interested in fundraising as a career, or just want to know more about AFP, we welcome you!  For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org or contact the Montana Chapter at afpmontana@gmail.com.  

Jane McCracken, AFP Montana Chapter President

Our Mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to
practice ethical and effective fundraising.

 



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Aug 11 - Specialist, Relay for Life - American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is seeking a Specialist, Relay for life in our Billings office. This position supports events in Bozeman, Livingston, Hardin and Ennis. Frequent travel to these communities is required. Apply online at www.cancer.org/career ... more >
Jul 29 - Executive Vice President of Philanthropy
The Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is seeking an Executive Vice President of Philanthropy. For complete information on this position: www.morancompany.com ... more >
Jul 28 - Director of Major Gifts
The Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) is seeking a Director of Major Gifts. MEIC has been described by one of our primary opponents as “the most active and most successful environmental organization in the state.” The person in this permanent, part time (with possibility of full time) position will lead MEIC’s major donor gifts program. Responsibilities include prospect identification, cultivation, asking for gifts, thanking and involving donors, and coordinating participation by staff and board in the program.The position is in Helena, one of the West’s most beautiful and affordable small cities. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >
Aug 11 - 2014 Membership Survey Results
(Aug. 13, 2014) AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results. ... more >