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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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Dec 7 - Major Gift Officer
Becker College is seeking an energetic, strategic and sophisticated Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to partner with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to build and strengthen a sustainable program of leadership-level giving through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals in the five- to seven-figure gift range. ... more >
Dec 7 - Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Becker College is seeking a proactive, experienced, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to partner with the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement to build and strengthen a sustainable program of philanthropic support from foundations, corporations, and government grants. ... more >
Dec 7 - Director of the Annual Fund
The Director of the Annual Fund at Amherst College is responsible for developing and executing strategies: to reach, and exceed, the Annual Fund’s yearly goal of $10 million plus from alumni, parents, and friends; and to strengthen and maximize alumni participation. ... more >
The Proteus Fund seeks a full-time member for the Partnership Team. The Partnership Associate Grant Writer is responsible for the development, writing, editing and submission of grant proposals, reports and other written materials to foundations and individual donors. ... more >
Nov 24 - Capital Giving Officer
Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self starter to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects capable of making gifts in the $50,000 - $1,000,000 range. ... more >
Dec 17 - IRA Rollover Approved by Congress, Heads to White House For Signing
(Dec. 17, 2014) With the White House threatening a veto of a bill to make the IRA Charitable Rollover and other provisions permanent, Congress turns to a one-year extenders package. ... more >
Dec 17 - BE the CAUSE Campaign Chapter Results!
Thanks to the efforts of your chapter, our collaborative BE the CAUSE Campaign has raised $405,734 in gifts and pledges from 4,872 donors as of December 15, 2014. This represents 87% percent of our $465,750 goal. So far, 63 chapters have met or exceeded their campaign goals and another 42 chapters are within $250 of their goals. ... more >
Dec 17 - Top Ten (Week of December 17, 2014): You Need Data Nerds!
(Dec. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the motivations of NextGen donors; more #GivingTuesday roundups; questioning nonprofit sustainability; the state of disaster philanthropy; when to make transformative changes; six degrees of major gift fundraising; and more! ... more >
Dec 17 - Charitable Giving, Donor Retention Levels Increasing, Reaching Near Pre-Recession Levels
(Dec. 17, 2014) For the fourth consecutive year, charitable organizations across the U.S. saw growth in both the level of funds they raised, as well as how well they retained donors from year to year, according the 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report. ... more >
Dec 10 - AFP Toronto Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary Milestone
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter has honoured staff member Cynthia Quigley by establishing a bursary fund in her name. Read on to find out more. ... more >