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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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Nov 9 - Development Officer
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Officer to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 37th year, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, has launched a $50 million comprehensive campaign to safeguard its collections, improve access to Yiddish literature (both in Yiddish and in translation), advance its innovative educational programs, and build an endowment commensurate with our vision. This position will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will have regular interaction with members and donors to further the individual giving program and overall fundraising efforts. ... more >
Nov 3 - Director of Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County seeks an experienced fund development professional to manage and implement all aspects of the agency’s fund development and public relations efforts. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to dbeturne@bigbrothers-sisters.org or mail to Big Brothers Big Sisters, 83 Maple Street, Suite 201, Springfield, MA 01105. ... more >
Nov 3 - Campaign Coordinator
The Campaign Coordinator provides administrative support to the Executive Director and the development department, and provides project management for a Campaign Committee composed of staff, board members, and volunteers. ... more >
Nov 3 - Director of Philanthropy
The Option Institute International Learning & Training Center is a 501(c)(3) organization helping people live happier, more self-empowered, and more successful lives. We offer personal growth programs for people worldwide. Additionally, at the Autism Treatment Center of America, we teach The Son- Rise Program®, an internationally recognized program for children challenged with Autism and all other related developmental difficulties. We offer professional training in both of the above areas. Our pastoral 100-acre campus provides a perfect setting for not only our students who come to the Institute from over 124 countries but also for the staff. The site provides an exceptional oasis for working and learning. ... more >
Oct 30 - 2017 National Philanthropy Day
Join us as we confer two President's Awards, to Robert (Bob) Perry and Beverly L. Herbert. ... more >
Nov 22 - Ann Hale to Lead AFP Volunteer Leadership in 2018
(Nov. 22, 2017) AFP membership has approved the proposed slate of board of directors for 2018, and Ann Hale, CFRE, has been selected to serve a second year as chair. ... more >
Nov 22 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (November 22, 2017): Using Your Form 990, Silence in Conversations, Donor Surveys & More!
(Nov. 22, 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 >
Nov 20 - AFP U.S. Legislative Update: Contact Your Senators the Week of Thanksgiving
(Nov. 20, 2017) AFP, the Charitable Giving Coalition and other organizations continue to reach out to the U.S. Senate regarding its tax reform bill and push Senators to support a universal charitable deduction. ... more >
Nov 20 - The Fundraising Effectiveness Project Releases Third Quarter Benchmark Report for Nonprofit Fundraisers
(Nov. 20, 2017) The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) released its third quarter findings and announced that both donor giving and donor retention is on a continued downward trend. FEP’s third quarter report indicates year-to-date giving through September 2017 is down by -4% compared to the same time period in 2016 and that donor retention is currently at its lowest point in five years, with an overall year-to-date retention of 45%. ... more >
Nov 20 - 2018 Accord Materials
As the chapter president, this is your opportunity to showcase the chapter. We strongly recommend that you engage your board in the work of completing the required reports. ... more >