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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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Mar 5 - Managing Director, Individual Giving
As a key member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Associate Vice Dean of Campaign & Development, the Managing Director of Individual Giving is a critical component of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health's comprehensive campaign implementation. ... more >
Feb 17 - Associate Director of Annual Giving
Western New England University seeks an experienced development professional to join its Advancement Division. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Associate Director of Annual Giving is a key member of the development team. ... more >
Feb 6 - Development Assistant to Chief Development Officer
JOB DESCRIPTION Development Assistant to the Chief Development Officer. The Development Assistant provides administrative, secretarial, and related duties in support of the Chief Development Officer and the entire RMHC-CTMA Development and public relations/marketing efforts. ... more >
Jul 25 - 2014 National Philanthropy Day
Each November the Western MA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals proudly hosts a luncheon honoring National Philanthropy Day (NPD) at the Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA. This year our luncheon is being held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. ... more >
Feb 27 - Chapter Boards Lead by Example in Achieving 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2013 Every Member Campaign (EMC). These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts to the EMC. ... more >
Feb 26 - AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada receives a $400,000 boost to expand diversity and inclusion efforts
(Toronto, Ontario) – The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada has received a multiyear grant, valued at $403,674, from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade to create a fellowship program that will support and train fundraisers from diverse backgrounds. La Fondation canadienne pour la philanthropie de l’AFP vient d’obtenir une subvention pluriannuelle d’une valeur de 403 674 $ de la part du ministère des Affaires civiques, de l’Immigration et du Commerce international de l’Ontario afin de mettre sur pied un programme de bourses visant à soutenir financièrement et à former des professionnels en philanthropie de divers horizons. ... more >
Feb 25 - Top Ten (Week of February 25, 2015): The Magic of Human Connectors in Fundraising
(Feb. 25, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including 16 ways to get a meeting with your major donor prospect; 17 tips on working smarter, not harder; the surprising benefits of volunteering; things to know before tacking your next fundraising (writing) assignment; and more! ... more >