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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 16 - Development Assistant
We are currently seeking a Development Assistant. This individual will provide support to the Chief Development Officer, the Database and Office Manager and the Development Team overall. Candidates are expected to have strong organizational and clerical skills. The position is based in Clarke’s Development Office in Northampton, MA. ... more >
Mar 16 - Development Director
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center seeks a Development Director and has developed a revised job profile to reflect the growth and maturation of the organization. The Development Director will head up a growing department that supports the full range of development activities for this premier Berkshire organization with a $2 million annual operating budget. ... more >
Mar 9 - Grant Development Officer
General Statement of Duties : This position serves as principal writer and researcher for private philanthropic grant support for the university. Primary responsibilities include researching potential partnerships as well as preparing and submitting grant applications to family foundations, private foundations and corporations. This position is responsible for ensuring stewardship and reporting requirements. ... more >
Feb 24 - Director of Alumni Engagement
The Director of Alumni Engagement will provide leadership to and oversight of activities that build life-long and mutually enriching relationships with Western New England University’s alumni. ... more >
Feb 21 - Assistant Director, The Smith Fund
Smith College is accepting applications for an Assistant Director in the Smith Fund. ... more >
Mar 21 - Calling All Artists, Poets and Photographers!
AFP members everywhere are invited to submit their art and poetry to exhibit at the Diversity Art Showcase at the 54th International Conference on Fundraising, April 30- May 2, 2017, in San Francisco, Ca. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Member Spotlight: Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
She’s been in fundraising for 25 years, an AFP volunteer for 23 and a recipient of our Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. AFP talks with Susan about her career arc (starting out in sports broadcasting!) and working in smaller shops where one has to do it all. ... more >
Mar 17 - AFP Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of charities and fundraisers in the world, has released the following statement from its Interim President and CEO Jason Lee regarding the release of President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint. ... more >
Mar 15 - Fundraising Professionals Name Dr. Claire Routley as 2017 Emerging Scholar of the Year
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has selected Dr. Claire Routley, research fellow at the University of Plymouth and one of the UK’s leading experts on legacy giving, as its 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. ... more >
Mar 15 - Giving 3.0: Embracing the New Diversity in 21st Century Philanthropy
(Mar. 15, 2017) AFP sits down with this year’s diversity speaker at the AFP International Fundraising Conference, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, and discusses with her how much progress the sector has made in the areas of diversity and inclusion. ... more >