Montana barnThe Western Montana FundRaisers Association (WMFRA) began in the spring of 1991 as a professional development group for local fund raisers. The Association was incorporated in January 1992 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID 81-0472644), and has expanded its membership throughout Western Montana.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors, each with expertise in fund raising. We meet quarterly. Please see our calendar and program sections for information on upcoming meetings.

The Mission of WMFRA is to foster the development and growth of fundraising executives and fundraising volunteers, and to advance the profession of fundraising and the institution of philanthropy in Western Montana.


  • To serve the interests and concerns of fundraising executives and volunteers commissioned by their organizations with the responsibilities of fund raising.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of concerns common to the profession of fund raising.
  • To provide educational programs for the growth and development of those engaged in fundraising.
  • To provide communications that link fundraising professionals and volunteers with resources useful to the performance of their tasks.
  • To promote public understanding of fundraising and philanthropy.
  • To support legislation and public policy favorable to the fundraising profession.
  • To promote and adhere to a professional code of ethical standards and practices for fundraising executives and volunteers.
  • To enlist, organize, and support its members for the achievement of these purposes.

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