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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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Jun 25 - Development Campaign Manager (Part Time)
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 Campaign Manager works with the Executive Director in planning, promoting, and executing annual and sponsorship solicitations as well as fundraising events and benefits. The Campaign Manager is also responsible for researching and making grant applications to government agencies, private foundations, and corporations that provide arts grants. The Campaign 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 >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) 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 >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >