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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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May 27 - Community Outreach Specialist - Billings, MT
The Alzheimer's Association is making a difference. Join us! We need a hard-working, bright, outgoing person to join our small, but mighty team. As a Community Outreach Specialist, you will mobilize volunteers, coordinate and conduct community outreach, organize events, and secure private and corporate support to further our strategic goals. This is a full-time, challenging and impactful position (with good benefits, great colleagues and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.) ... more >
May 27 - Development Director - Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks seeks motivated, highly organized, personable, and detail-oriented applicants for the position of Development Director. The Development Director is responsible for creating, implementing and managing the annual and strategic development plan. This includes oversight of all fundraising activity including foundation and government sources, individual giving, annual fundraising campaigns, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, and in-kind support. In addition, the Development Director will refine and manage comprehensive strategies for donor relations, oversee budgets and financial analyses, and in conjunction with the Executive Artistic Director, will represent MSIP within the community and friends of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks organization. ... more >
May 12 - Annual Campaign Director
To generate fundraising income and public awareness through campaigns targeting individual donors, corporations and civic groups as well as serving as the primary staff lead for Club related special events within the community. Oversee the Club’s donor management system to ensure timely and accurate recognition and tracking of all contributions given to the Club. ... more >
May 5 - Major Gift Officer
The Idaho & Montana Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our Billings, Montana development team. ... more >
Apr 20 - General Manager
General Manager, Yellowstone Public Radio ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >