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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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Feb 16 - Development Associate
Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a Massachusetts General Hospital affiliate in Western Massachusetts, is currently seeking a Development Associate to join its development team. The Development Associate will help coordinate fundraising efforts, provide project management and departmental administrative support, and act as front-line liaison and ambassador for internal and external constituents including: board members, volunteers, major prospects and donors, patients and families, physicians, Cooley Dickinson Health Care staff, and the general public. ... more >
Feb 16 - Grants Officer, Bard College at Simon's Rock
This newly created position, reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, will hold responsibility for researching, cultivating, soliciting, receiving, stewarding, and tracking grants from corporations, foundations, and government sources. ... more >
Feb 16 - Associate Director, The Fund for Simon's Rock
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director’s primary role is to plan and implement all aspects of yearly activities for The Fund for Simon’s Rock. This includes renewing and increasing the gifts of current donors, acquiring new contributors, identifying and cultivating leadership giving prospects, and meeting annual fundraising goals for operating revenue. ... more >
Feb 8 - Director of Community Relations
Sunshine Village, a multi-site CARF accredited non-profit agency with revenues of $12 million, is seeking a highly motivated professional to join their Senior Management Team as the Director of Community Relations. ... more >
Feb 7 - Director of Development
This is a unique opportunity for a high-energy, entrepreneurial candidate to build on our 130-year history of commitment to children and families in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley. ... more >
Feb 15 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >
Feb 14 - Comments on the CRA's Guidelines on Political Activities of Charities
AFP is advocating for Canadian charities to help demystify the Canada Revenue Agency's position on "Political Activities of Charities." Read this excerpt from AFP’s recommendations recently submitted to the CRA for discussion and consideration. ... more >
Feb 14 - UPDATE: Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
After three years of successful programming, AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy has become a vital contributor to an increased understanding of diversity in the nonprofit sector. Find out how you can get involved to ensure the continuation and growth of this important program! ... more >
Feb 14 - Three Ways to Supercharge Your Grant Proposal
(Feb. 14, 2017) When it comes to successful grant writing, "the devil is in the detail," says Melissa Manzone. Read on for three practical ways to write better proposals and increase the odds of winning your next grant. ... more >