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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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May 22 - Director of Development
Our success has positioned us for growth and we are seeking a dynamic, collaborative and hands-on contributor who will report directly to the President and lead the expansion of our foundation and public funding sources. Current major funders include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and The Lemelson Foundation. ... more >
May 20 - Accounting Manager
The Proteus Fund seeks an Accounting Manager to assist with the financial management of Proteus Fund, a 501 (c)(3) organization and our affiliated 501 (c)(4) organization, the Proteus Action League. ... more >
May 13 - Executive Director
Executive Director; Full Time, salaried position; FLSA Status: Exempt The Executive Director of the AIDS Foundation of Western Mass will report to the Executive Board of Trustees and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for execution of the mission of the Foundation. Primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop and execute a strategic plan for the Foundation, identify opportunities for growth of the foundation, and secure funding through grants, donations, and fundraisers. ... more >
Apr 30 - Associate Director, Individual Giving
Harvard University is seeking an Associate Director, Individual Giving. ... more >
Apr 30 - PJ Goes to School Educator
PJ Goes to School, a division of PJ Library, is seeking a dynamic, sharp, self-directed educator with knowledge of early childhood and Jewish education to provide professional development, teacher coaching, and create curricular resources to work with the PJ Goes to School initiative. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >
May 20 - 2014 Chapter Impact Campaign Donors
Thank you to the chapters that made a gift to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy supporting one or more strategic initiatives: Capacity Building for the Foundation, the Diverse Communities Scholarship Program, Professional Education and Career Development and Research and Innovation. ... more >
May 19 - Top Ten (Week of May 20, 2015): How to Write When You Have Nothing to Say
(May 20, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including solving problems by learning how to share; a look at the latest data on smartphones and what it means for fundraising; seven disciplines for nonprofit sector excellence; transforming staff into champions; and more! ... more >
May 19 - Parliament Hill Day Builds Trust, Sets Stage for Future Advocacy
(May 20, 2015) Last Thursday, May 14, 2015, more than 35 representatives from a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations, including AFP, participated in the first Hill Day in Ottawa to educate Parliament about the importance of Canada’s charitable sector and the impact it has upon society. ... more >
May 19 - How Big Picture Thinking Will Improve Your Fundraising Event
(May 20, 2015) You more than likely have a checklist when planning your annual event. However, when you are immersed in the minutia of details that have to be executed it’s possible you are missing some of the big-picture items that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. ... more >