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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.

We are excited to have received several nominations in all categories. Award winners will be announced very soon. Thank you to all who have submitted nominations. Please visit our National Philanthropy Day website page for information about ths important event.

Register today for this year's Awards Luncheon 

Wednesday, November 19 

This year's luncheon will feature keynote speaker, President and CEO of AFP International, Andrew Watt (biography). 


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Free healthcare clinic located in Great Barrington, MA is looking for a Development Director. This is a new position at this volunteer-based, ten-year-old, not-for-profit organization, whose services include primary care, dental, mental health, optometry, acupuncture and nutrition for uninsured and underinsured residents. Full responsibility for all fundraising, development and donor stewardship. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Position reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Development Committee. For more information, full job description and to apply visit ... more >
Oct 29 - Data Administrator
The Data Administrator is responsible for maintaining information on donors and other constituents; manages gift deposits and acknowledgements; assists in data analysis and integrity. Apply online at ... more >
Oct 12 - Director of Alumni Relations
Under the general direction of the Vice President for Institutional Development, responsible for the design and direction of a comprehensive alumni fundraising and alumni relation program to achieve fundraising goals, involves alumni as leadership level volunteers in the HCC community, increases local and regional awareness of the achievements of HCC alumni, and fosters the loyalty of more than 30,000 alumni. Oversees alumni annual fund solicitations, solicits major gifts and leadership level annual fund gifts. Supervises staff and volunteers. Manages a sophisticated fundraising database to achieve alumni and foundation goals. ... more >
Sep 27 - Sr.Manager Resource Development & Leadership Giving
The Senior Manager, Resource Development will support the implementation and growth of United Way’s workplace campaign and leadership giving objectives and strategies, and maintain donor relations of the annual campaign. This position will take a lead role in implementing departmental strategies around stewardship, research, engagement, and re-engagement activities. ... more >
Sep 27 - Director of Development and Major Gifts
New England Public Radio. Director of Development and Major Gifts. For full job description: Apply at: ... more >
Oct 29 - Top Ten (Week of October 27, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Oct. 27, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including unusual but effective ways to market your charity; innovations in global fundraising; social media awareness plans that actually work; the fastest way to ruin your appeal letter and more! ... more >
Oct 29 - 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Online Donation Processing Software
(Oct. 29, 2014) Many fundraisers who have decided to purchase new online donation processing software come to the conclusion, too late, that the price they paid for their software was the least expensive part of their decision. Ossie Hinds, president and CEO of Cornerstone Group of Companies, leads you through five questions to ask before making the decision to buy new online donation processing software. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >