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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 or contact the Montana Chapter at  

Julie Rodda, 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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Feb 9 - Development Director, part-time
Bike Walk Montana is seeking a part-time development director to lead a comprehensive fundraising effort with the Executive Director as well as board members and other volunteers to establish diverse and sustainable funding to support and grow Bike Walk Montana’s work. As a new position within Bike Walk Montana, the Development Director will have the opportunity to lead the development and implementation of a fundraising plan and its associated goals and strategies. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. ... more >
Feb 9 - Communications Outreach
Growing Communications Outreach position at the Community Foundation. 25+ hours a week. Responsible for the design, implementation, and coordination of the Foundation’s marketing, communications, technology, and light graphic design needs. Wages DOE. Email for complete position description and application instructions. ... more >
Feb 2 - Development & Events Manager
Assists the Executive Director with the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale’s (BSO&C) needs and goals. To that end, the Manager works with the Executive Director in planning, promoting, and executing donor and sponsorship solicitations as well as fundraising events and benefits. The Manager will recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the Executive Director in accordance with a year-round development program that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct. ... more >
Feb 2 - President and CEO
The Board of Trustees of the Montana State University Billings (MSUB) Foundation seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the Foundation. We seek an experienced development professional with a track record of building and leading a strong university-related foundation. The President and CEO will manage a personal portfolio while leading a staff of 9 in the key areas of annual giving, major giving, planned and deferred giving, donor relations, special events, and the business functions of an independent foundation. The President and CEO reports to a Board of Trustees, works in close collaboration with University administration, and serves on the University Chancellor’s Cabinet. ... more >
Feb 10 - Storytelling for Fundraisers
(Feb. 10, 2016) Let us tell you a story. It’s a story about how you as a fundraiser are making the world a better place. It’s about how your organization is feeding, clothing preserving, advocating for, healing, teaching, protecting and serving—however it is you do—your chosen charges. Used skillfully, the power of storytelling can have transformative results. AFP had a chance to chat recently with master storyteller Tom Ahern about using storytelling in fundraising, the topic of his upcoming webinar. ... more >
Feb 9 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Feb. 8, 2016) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Feb 9 - Andrew Watt, FInstF Again Named a Distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Co-honorary Chair
(Feb. 1, 2016) In February, The Financial Awareness Foundation selected their distinguished 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy co-honorary chairs representing thought leadership within Academia, Media, and Financial & Nonprofit Associations. Once again, AFP President & CEO Andrew Watt, FInstF will join this prestigious group. ... more >
Feb 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >