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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Feb 24 - Director of Community Development
The Providence Ministries for the Needy is currently seeking a dynamic resource development professional to join the staff team as the Director of Community Development. ... more >
Mar 25 - 2013 Philanthropy Day
Recognize and celebrate a donor or volunteer you may know or someone from your organization who exemplifies the ideals of community service, philanthropy or volunteerism. ... more >
Mar 5 - Limiting Charitable Deductions Is Not The Way to Position U.S. for the 21st Century
(Mar. 5, 2014) In response to the White House's release of its Fiscal Year 2015 budget, AFP noted that capping the charitable deduction is not the way to position the U.S. for prolonged success in the 21st century. ... more >
Mar 4 - ICON Teaser: Successful Special Events Strategies
(Mar. 4, 2014) Strategy 3 is an essential part of building a successful event—it is the core of your event. Without a strong committee to plan, implement and wrap-up the event, you are left with an unorganized and likely unsuccessful effort. Start at the beginning by compiling a rockstar event committee, and the rest of the planning will unfold much easier. ... more >
Mar 4 - Top Ten (Week of March 3, 2014): Donors Have No Idea What You Do With Their Money
(Mar. 3, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on whether you should be indulging in Facebook ads for your nonprofit, email marketing mistakes to avoid, how to resuscitate your email open rate, some of the best nonprofit websites that you can learn from and why fundraisers are resigning (and how to stop them)! ... more >
Mar 4 - Introducing … AFP Q&A!
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 >
Mar 4 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2012
(May 13, 2013) Average salaries for fundraisers increased in the U.S. and Canada in 2012, with 66 percent of respondents to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2013 Compensation and Benefits Study reporting salary increases of up to 10 percent. Twenty-seven percent reported no change in salary, and less than 10 percent reported a decrease. ... more >
March 12, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting
April 9, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting
April 30, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Effective Nonprofit Leadership
May 14, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting
May 28, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Engaging Young Constituencies