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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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Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Massachusetts Chapter
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

November 18, 2015

Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

National Philanthropy Day® is a community celebration of
the philanthropic spirit that lifts us up and makes the world
a better place.

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Aug 3 - Development Associate
Brief Description: Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Development Associate oversees all aspects of annual individual giving program and sponsorship program. In addition, this position will assist the development team with the cultivation of strong relationships with prospects and donors and carry out solicitation and stewardship strategies. ... more >
Aug 3 - Special Events Coordinator
Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Special Events Coordinator oversees all aspects of assigned and newly created events including logistics and committee management. In addition, this position will assist the development team with the cultivation of strong relationships with prospects and donors and carry out solicitation and stewardship strategies. ... more >
Jul 28 - Associate Director, The Fund for Simon's Rock
Reporting to the Interim Director, the Associate Director’s primary role is to renew and increase the gifts of current donors, to acquire new contributors, and to help identify and cultivate leadership giving prospects. ... more >
Jul 28 - Senior Grant Writer
United Way of Pioneer Valley is seeking a senior grant writer who will be responsible for researching, developing strategies, and identifying sources of government foundation and corporate grants that support the mission and community impact initiatives of the United Way of Pioneer Valley. ... more >
Jul 28 - Chief Development Officer
Cooley Dickinson Health Care is seeking a Chief Development Officer to develop the organization’s strategic approach and philosophy to resource development so that it is proactively positioned to adapt to future reforms of the health system, the needs of the population, and local market conditions. ... more >
Jul 29 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 29 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 29, 2015): 22 Power Questions to Ask Your Major Gift and Capital Campaign Donors
(July 29, 2015) Learn about a number of great topics in this week’s top ten, including how to shoot high-quality video using your table or smart phone; 15 game-changing donor prospect tools; why peer-to-peer fundraising is so effective; whether you’re forging—or forcing—a relationship with a donor; and more! ... more >
Jul 27 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada: Your Gift at Work
(June 9, 2015) The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada has put together some infographics to illustrate how your donation is strengthening the fundraising profession and the philanthropic sector in Canada. We’ll be showing new infographics in each Canada eWire. This week focuses on impact in scholarships, mentorships and regional initiatives. ... more >
Jul 23 - The 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report
(July 21, 2015) Salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States were flat in 2014, while they experienced solid growth in Canada, according to the AFP 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report. ... more >
Jul 15 - Top Ten (Week of July 15, 2015): Seven Things You Can Ask a First-Time Donor to Do Before Asking for More Money
(July 15, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >