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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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Oct 11 - Annual Catholic Appeal & Funds Development Manager
The Diocese of Springfield is looking for an Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) and Funds Development Manager to assist in the implementation of the Annual Catholic Appeal and other Diocesan development programs, as well as special projects under the direction of the Director of Catholic Communications. ... more >
Oct 11 - Director of Fundraising
Way Finders, formerly HAPHousing, provides housing and builds communities by working to eliminate homelessness, increase the supply of stable, affordable housing and provide an array of housing services to support people from all walks of life. Way Finders seeks an entrepreneurial, mission-driven Director of Fundraising to join its growing resource development and marketing team in an innovative, goal-oriented and team-based environment. ... more >
Sep 29 - Executive Director
This position will provide the seasoned development professional the unique opportunity to provide leadership for the organizational development of the ‘Friends’ organization while simultaneously planning and expanding the Major Gifts and Planned Giving Programs for the Sisters of St. Joseph. ... more >
Sep 28 - Communications and Outreach Director
The Hartsbrook School is seeking a qualified candidate for the Communications and Outreach Director position. This is a newly created administrative staff position for the 2017-2018 school year, at 0.6 of a full-time salaried position with the possibility of developing into a full time position in the future. This position begins immediately and reports to the Administrative Chair. ... more >
Sep 19 - Director of Development
Historic Deerfield, a nationally-renowned cultural history museum located in Deerfield, MA, is seeking a dynamic Director of Development to take its Development program to the next level and to help carry out a $10 million comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Oct 18 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips for the Week (Oct. 18, 2017): Donor Storytelling, Volunteer Retention, Major Gifts, Checkout Donations Programs & More!
(Oct. 18, 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 >
Oct 18 - AFP Board Adopts New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
The AFP International Board approved a series of changes to the association’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including a new focus on access and equity and new resources to support each chapter’s diversity efforts. ... more >
Oct 17 - Comment on the New Tax Reform Plan That Could Reduce Giving by Billions
(Oct. 18, 2017) AFP is calling on U.S. members to provide comments online about the new GOP Tax Reform Framework that could reduce by giving by $13 billion every year. ... more >
Oct 11 - Member Spotlight: Emilio Alonso-Mendoza
AFP talks with Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, long-time fundraiser and nonprofit leader, about becoming a CEO, Hispanics in fundraising and the importance of mentoring. ... more >