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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.

Call for Nominations - 2016 National Philanthropy Day!

Nominate your favorite philanthropist, volunteer, or philanthropic organization for a prestigious award, and see them honored at a ceremony that celebrates the spirit of philanthropy in our region.

Read all the details here. Deadline is August 1, 2016.


Interested in becoming an integral part of the Western MA Chapter? Would you like to serve on the Board or as a committee member? Please read more about the opportunities we have.

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Jun 24 - Membership database manager - part time
We are looking for a part-time database manager who has demonstrated experience in accurately, confidentially, and efficiently managing data entry, reporting, coding, and supporting all philanthropic giving functions. Experience with Giftworks a plus. Help us continue our growth and success. Details on position and application at ... more >
Jun 18 - Development Associate
The Development Associate is a hands-on, fast-paced and diverse position that will support CLA’s annual strategic development plan, designed to build and enhance all donor communications and experiences, and to structure and prioritize solicitation activities. The Development Associate will report to the Development Director, and will work closely with the Executive Director, the Grants Manager, Board Members, and key volunteers, as well with attorneys and advocates to build client stories and key messages. The position will involve occasional travel to the counties of western Massachusetts. ... more >
Jun 18 - Director of Development
CHD/Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County is seeking an energetic fundraising professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, and management skills. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, the Director of Development is responsible for the generation of fundraising income to meet or exceed budget goals primarily through special events and individual donors. ... more >
Jun 10 - Alumni and Development Assistant
The Bement School, in Deerfield, MA is seeking an Alumni and Development Assistant. ... more >
Jun 7 - Director of Development / Chief Development Officer
The Springfield Boys & Girls Club seeks a Director of Development / Chief Development Officer to generate fundraising income to meet or exceed budget goals through campaigns targeting foundations, corporations, civic groups and individual donors within the community. This person will lead grant development for foundation and corporate requests, acknowledgement of donor gifts and oversee special event fundraising. The Development staff is charged to generate a balance of funding streams to sustain the organization in the long term. ... more >
Jul 1 - 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 >
Jun 28 - Giving USA 2016
(June 29, 2016) AFP is proud to partner with The Giving Institute in supporting Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Giving USA is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jun 28 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada congratulates and thanks those chapters that were among the first to LEAD BY EXAMPLE in achieving 100 percent participation among their board members in the 2016 Campaigns. ... more >
Jun 28 - Atlanta Fundraiser Lisa Kennedy Earns Highest Professional Credential from AFP
AFP has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to Lisa Kennedy of Atlanta, GA. ... more >
Jun 28 - AFP Top Ten (Week of June 29, 2016): "Brexit" Issues for Nonprofits, Gift Planning Tips, More!
(June 29, 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 >