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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 >
Sep 2 - Top Ten (Week of September 1, 2014): 5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Reach Millennials
(Sept. 1, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on raising awareness for your cause (circa #IceBucketChallenge), why school fundraisers need a complete overhaul, the awesome reasons why you should be using infographics in your content marketing, why it's essential to have a personality when trying to appeal to your target audience, how to do recon when the wrong automated email goes out, why video is ESSENTIAL for your nonprofit and how to get in on the #GivingTuesday movement that is less than 100 days away! ... more >
Sep 2 - Five Mistakes When Orchestrating Your Online Event
(Sept. 3, 2014) Online fundraising grew 13.5 percent in 2013, proving that online fundraising events are going to be important money-makers of the future. But before you jump online and create an event, there are some things that you need to know about what NOT to do. Read on to see the five mistakes you don’t want to make—plus examples of how some organizations hit it out of the park! ... more >
Sep 2 - Member Motion (September 2014)
AFP members are making moves and doing even more incredible work in fundraising and philanthropy. Join us in celebrating their achievements! Don’t forget to let us know about your announcements, appointments, promotions and recognitions! ... more >
Sep 2 - Want An Endowment? Plan For it—Ask For It
(Aug. 26, 2014) Among the excuses your nonprofit has for why you don’t have endowment donors, the only real excuse you can have is that you didn’t ask. Don’t let asking for an endowment gift intimidate you! Helen Monroe, head of Endowment Development Institute, gives you a step-by-step process (and a free checklist!) for every aspect of ‘the ask’—from identifying the donor, to your plan of attack, to your successful ask. ... more >
Aug 28 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >