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Welcome to the Western Massachusetts Chapter

The Western Massachusetts Chapter has been providing fundraising professionals in our region with educational, networking, and professional advancement opportunities since 1994.

The Western Massachusetts Chapter serves fundraising professionals throughout Western Massachusetts including Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. Professionals from outside of our region are also welcome to join and attend meetings.


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Aug 11 - Leadership Giving Officer
Stoneleigh-Burnham School seeks a highly entrepreneurial, energetic, and collaborative individual with success in personally securing gifts and meeting fundraising goals for the position of Leadership Giving Officer. ... more >
Aug 11 - Vice President of Philanthropy, Baystate Health Executive Director, Baystate Health Foundation
The Vice President (VP) of Philanthropy, Baystate Health and Executive Director of the Baystate Health Foundation, Inc. will provide the vision, leadership, and management for the Foundation and all its supporting fundraising programs to promote active and continuing philanthropic support throughout Baystate Health. ... more >
Aug 11 - Advancement Assistant
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington seeks a bright, personable, computer-savvy individual to assist with all aspects of the Advancement Department operations. Responsibilities include donor database management, report generation, coordination of large complex mailings, written correspondence, and donor stewardship. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.The ideal candidate will be passionate about the arts, with a positive attitude and desire to pursue a career in arts management. Details at www.mahaiwe.org ... more >
Aug 2 - Major Gift Officer, Institutional Advancement
Candidates for this position are applying to be a member of a dynamic, comprehensive and talented advancement team that just completed its most successful year ever by doubling the amount raised over the prior fiscal year. ... more >
Aug 16 - A New Narrative for Canadian Fundraising
Canada is not immune to charitable issues and negative news stories. The recent media attack on fundraisers and nonprofits in the UK spotlighted the risk of being unprepared to defend the fundraising profession and its activities. In this introduction, prepared as part of a Rogare discussion paper on the topic, Scott Decksheimer explores the problem, challenges and opportunities for building a new narrative for Canadian fundraising. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 16, 2017): Texting, Fundraising Nuggets, Writing Captivating Headlines & More!
(Aug. 16, 2017) 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 >
Aug 15 - Scholarships: Advance Your Fundraising Career With Scholarship Support
The deadline is only a couple weeks away. Apply now for financial scholarships for the upcoming conference year! ... more >
Aug 15 - Speaker Discovery Series: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
In July, eight future speaking stars stepped into the spotlight in the inaugural installment of the "Speaker Discovery Series,” a pathway for new speakers to become part of the AFP speaking community and a safe space for fundraisers to share their experiences. ... more >