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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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Sep 8 - YMCA Development Coordinator
POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as a member of the development team, providing assistance to advance the YMCA’s mission through annual giving, special events, government, corporate, and foundation grants, endowment gifts, and capital campaigns. Assists the Development Director in developing actively engaged fundraising volunteers and in positioning the YMCA as a “charity of choice” for the investment of donations within the community. ... more >
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 16 - Top Ten (Week of September 15, 2014): Can You Plan on IRA Charitable Rollover?
(Sept. 15, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week's top ten, including making storytelling part of your culture, how to finish the year strong, using bitcoin, collaborations in grant proposals, how to check your current website against best practices and much more! ... more >
Sep 16 - New Partnership to Increase Student Philanthropy, Community Involvement
AFP and the Jefferson Awards Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership between the AFP Youth in Philanthropy program and the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action Program. ... more >
Sep 10 - AFP's Response to National Post Article on Policing of Political Activities of Charities
(Sept. 8, 2014) Recently, Andrew Coyne penned this column in the National Post focused on the policing of political activities of charities. Coyne concluded that the best means of addressing the situation is to “take away the charitable tax designation—not selectively, based on their ability to dance on the head of a CRA pin, but across the board, outright.” The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) finds this conclusion fundamentally flawed. The charitable tax designation and the tax credit represent a gesture of confidence on the part of the people by way of their elected representatives, an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of nonprofit and community action and a commitment to the longstanding tradition of philanthropy in Canada. ... more >