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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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Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Massachusetts Chapter
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

November 18, 2015

Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

National Philanthropy Day® is a community celebration of
the philanthropic spirit that lifts us up and makes the world
a better place.

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Jun 19 - Director of Prospect Analytics, Management and Research
Leads efforts to expand the University’s base of major gift support via strategic identification, research and assignment of major gift prospects and donors. Supports Institutional Advancement’s fundraising goals for approved University priorities by utilizing technological tools and industry best practices to aid Development Officers in managing major gift prospects and donors through the fundraising lifecycle. Handles extremely sensitive information with confidentiality and tact. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s brand, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the University of Hartford’s core business – the education of students. ... more >
Jun 17 - Phonathon and Student Relations Coordinator
AIC is seeking a Phonathon and Student Relations Coordinator for the Institutional Advancement Department. ... more >
Jun 13 - Development Coordinator
Entry-level administrative position responsible for gift entry, correspondence, database, grant administration, event support, research, and other back office support. ... more >
Jun 12 - Director of Development
Academy Hill School, a small independent school in Springfield, Massachusetts, is seeking a part time (20-25 hours) Director of Development. The Director will work closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to develop and execute comprehensive development and strategic programs in the areas of annual and capital campaigns and planned giving. The Director will also assist the Head of School in executing certain components of the marketing strategy. Independent school development experience, superior communication skills (written and oral), and experience with fundraising database programs are required. AHS provides an intellectual, principled, creative, and enriching foundation for gifted and high-potential students. More info: ... more >
Jun 12 - Director of Development - The Olana Partnership
The Olana Partnership seeks an experienced, highly motivated professional to serve as Director of Development. The position is responsible for the planning and implementation of long- and short-range fundraising objectives to be met through individual and corporate giving, grant writing, annual fund and special appeals, and membership and earned income. The Director of Development sets annual fundraising goals and holds responsibility for meeting them. This position reports to the President and serves as a member of The Olana Partnership's management team. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Jul 1 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Jul 1 - Top Ten (Week of July 1, 2015): 13-Step Process to Building and Strengthening Your Mid-Level Giving Program
(July 1, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including key takeaways from the 2015 World Wealth Report; five strategies for getting more corporate sponsorships; the power of non-cash gifts; a nifty guide to major donor prospect research; myths about techies and philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Jul 1 - Canada: First Federal Platform Proposal for Charities Includes New Minister, Federal Department
A coalition of charities and nonprofit associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, has developed the first-ever federal platform proposal for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. ... more >
Jul 1 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >