Nonprofits Can Learn How To Raise More Money, 9/24/2014

Fundraising doesn’t end when your event does.

Whether you have a run/walk, auction, dinner, gala, golf tournament or other special event, your event is just the beginning.  It takes a combination of marketing, donor cultivation, creativity and execution to move event attendees from being one-time, transactional givers to long-term, transformational donors.

Join the Southwest Montana Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Committee when they present a panel discussion where six local nonprofit professionals will share how they use special events to strengthen and deepen their donor relationships.  Each speaker will share the types of events, strategies and techniques that work for their organization and why.

Special Events/Fundraising Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 24
11:30a.m – 1:00p.m.

Bozeman Public Library
626 E. Main Street, Bozeman

Suggested donation: $5 for AFP members / $10 for non-members
Optional boxed lunch from Leaf and Bean: $10 (selections below)

RSVP to and make your (optional) lunch selection

Boxed lunches from the Leaf & Bean will be available for $10. Place your order in advance with, and pay at the door.

Sandwich selections (specify ciabatta bread or wrap):

  • The Secret Garden – lemony hummus with asparagus, red bell pepper, and spinach
  • Hamlet & Cheese – ham, Danish Havarti, and roasted red pepper aioli
  • Huckleberry Finn – turkey with huckleberry cream cheese

Please make checks payable to Bozeman Public Library Foundation (BPLF).  A percentage of proceeds from the boxed lunches will benefit the Bozeman Public Library Foundation.


As a community committed to the fundraising profession, AFP is pleased to present this learning and sharing session to the public.

Suggested donation:  $5 AFP members/ $10 non-member.  Please make checks payable to Bozeman Public Library Foundation (BPLF).


Scheduled panelists include:

  • Neelie Burman, Big Brothers Big Sister of Gallatin County
  • Sarah DeOpsomer, Bozeman Public Library Foundation
  • Brenda O’Connor, Eagle Mount
  • Penelope Pierce, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
  • Andrea Stevenson, Gallatin Valley YMCA
  • Michael McCormick, Livingston Food Pantry