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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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Mar 24 - Development Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts (RMHC CTMA) seeks a Development Manager who will report directly to the Executive Director to plan, implement and oversee fundraising programs and events while working closely with existing staff and a large, engaged volunteer network. We are seeking a person who has demonstrated development experience and success in a multi-faceted non-profit organization. The ideal candidate should be innovative and successful in setting and achieving new goals and have a proven track record in leading staff and volunteers and cultivating new donors including corporations, foundations and individual donors. A passion for our mission; a desire to work in a team environment; and strong organizational skills are a must. Preferred candidates will have professional development experience in the Springfield and Western MA area and be bi-lingual. ... more >
Mar 5 - Managing Director, Individual Giving
As a key member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Associate Vice Dean of Campaign & Development, the Managing Director of Individual Giving is a critical component of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health's comprehensive campaign implementation. ... more >
Jul 25 - 2014 National Philanthropy Day
Each November the Western MA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals proudly hosts a luncheon honoring National Philanthropy Day (NPD) at the Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA. This year our luncheon is being held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. ... more >
Mar 25 - 2013 Award Winners
Recognize and celebrate a donor or volunteer you may know or someone from your organization who exemplifies the ideals of community service, philanthropy or volunteerism. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP, Relationship Science Announce Strategic Partnership
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, has announced a new strategic partnership with Relationship Science (RelSci), a technology solutions company that enables organizations to strategically leverage the collective connections of employees, executives, and board members in order to shorten fundraising cycles and identify high-impact donors. ... more >
Mar 25 - AFP Texas Lobbying Event a Huge Success
AFP chapters from across Texas came together in Austin at the State Capitol building in early March to raise awareness of philanthropic and fundraising policy issues at the second AFP Texas Legislative Action Day. ... more >
Mar 25 - Top Ten (Week of March 23, 2015): The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits
(March 23, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including what nonprofits can learn from Uber and AirBnb; the psychology of distractions; why you should crowdfund for your nonprofit; 10 insanely useful (and free!) Twitter tools for nonprofits; five ways to sabotage your call-to-action; and more! ... more >
Mar 25 - Bernard Ross Reveals the Next Big Thing in Fundraising!
(March 25, 2015) Have you ever wondered what your donors are thinking? Life would be so much simpler if you could read their minds. Now, we're actually a step closer to knowing. To understand what your donors are thinking, you first need to understand how they think. That’s where veteran consultant and author Bernard Ross, director of The Management Centre, and fundraising consultant Alan R. Hutson, Jr., principal and Managing Partner of The Monument Group, can help. ... more >
Mar 25 - Discover What Company CSR Executives are Thinking
(March 25, 2015) So, what are considered best practices in CSR? Does a CSR program bolster a company’s reputation? How does the company know one way or the other? How do companies keep on top of tracking, measuring and reporting impact? What is the future of CSR? What will the implications be for both corporations and the nonprofit sector? These, and other questions, will be addressed in the session “Understanding CSR from the Corporate Perspective” at the AFP International Fundraising Conference (Baltimore, March 29-31, 2015). ... more >