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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.



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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Feb 3 - Marketing Manager, PJ Library
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a results-driven, entrepreneurial non-profit organization headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, is seeking Marketing Manager to oversee the creation and development of an integrated marketing and communication effort for the PJ Library program. PJ Library, currently serving more than 140,000 family subscribers in 200 communities throughout North America and has recently expanded to Mexico, Australia, England and Russia. ... more >
Feb 2 - Director of Annual Giving (Reopening Search)
Elms College located in Chicopee, MA is seeking a Director of Annual Giving. The Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of a comprehensive annual giving program which is supported by alumni, parents, friends and the corporate community. ... more >
Feb 1 - Development Coordinator
CISA is seeking a to hire a Development Coordinator who will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to effectively identify prospects and cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and members. Participate in efforts to strengthen and grow CISA’s individual giving. ... more >
Feb 1 - Stewardship Officer, Development
Smith College is accepting applications for a Stewardship Officer to serve as part of a team responsible for an effective donor relations program designed to encourage first-time and repeat giving by acknowledging philanthropy, reporting on its impact, and otherwise engaging with donors. In addition focuses on individualized stewardship plans for the college’s top donors, scholarship reporting, and cultivating and acknowledging certain key donor groups in new and innovative ways. ... more >
Feb 1 - Director of Development
Trinity College is seeking a motivated and experienced Director of Development to play an integral leadership and team role in College Advancement. ... more >
Feb 3 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Feb 2 - AFP Top Ten (Week of February 3, 2016): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Feb. 3, 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. This week’s top ten includes discussions on relationship fundraising (from Adrian Sargeant); revising and reinvigorating your mission statement; building donor confidence in your organization; turning a “no” into a “yes” and corporate fundraising in the small shop. ... more >
Feb 2 - Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
(Feb. 2, 2016) Fundraising is such a goal-oriented occupation that we don’t ever really consider our relationship with money or our donors’ relationship with money. That relationship can have a huge effect on how we raise funds—and how people give! AFP had a chance to chat with Laura Fredricks recently about this relationship—what she terms Money Wellness—which is the topic of her upcoming webinar on February 11. ... more >