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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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Nov 20 - Benefis Foundation Communication and Stewardship Specialist
The Benefis Foundation is seeking a talented writer with a passion for helping others to join a terrific staff and bring continued success to our mission, which is improving and enhancing healthcare services for Great Falls and northcentral Montana. ... more >
Nov 9 - Executive Director
CASA of Yellowstone County is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as our Executive Director, as we advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Yellowstone County. Our growing organization requires a leader with demonstrated experience in organizational growth and development, leading a diverse staff of 8 and over 100 active volunteers. ... more >
Oct 11 - Foundation Director
The Bozeman Public Library Foundation has provided critical support for the Library since the new building was built ten years ago. Beyond helping raise funds to build the Library itself, the Foundation has provided support for internal programs, events, outreach and most recently, the purchase of a Bookmobile. The Library is an anchor institution in the community and serves as a central meeting place as well as providing music, education, and a host of programs that enhance our experience as residents of Bozeman and the surrounding area. As the role of modern public libraries changes to meet the growing needs of communities, the role and scope of the Foundation has transformed as well. The Foundation Director’s position is both creative and visionary. Responsibilities: The Foundation is looking for a candidate with strong, proven fundraising, leadership and communication skills, vision and creativity to build on the Library’s existing successes. ... more >
Sep 21 - Part Time Development Director
The Montana World Affairs Council (MWAC) has an immediate opening and is accepting applications for the position of Development Director. The Development Director will be a part of the Leadership Team and responsible for the creation, development, planning. And implementation of a comprehensive development program to support the mission and strategic vision of the Montana World Affairs Council. This is a twenty hour a week position with flexible hours, reporting to the Executive Director. ... more >
Dec 2 - Complimentary Live Webcast (Nov. 22, 2016): How to Innovate With Confidence
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Vitreo Group are pleased to present a complimentary live webcast on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on How to Innovate With Confidence. ... more >
Nov 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 30, 2016): Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, More!
(Nov. 30, 2016) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 28 - Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
(Sept. 3, 2013) As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 16, 2016): Robo-Advisers, Stronger Fundraising Secrets, Training Board Members, More!
(Nov. 16, 2016) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Nov 15 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >