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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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Apr 20 - Director of Development
SEARCH REOPENED The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) located in Chatham, NY, a dynamic and nationally recognized land trust is looking for a Director of Development to lead its multi-faceted fundraising program, with a focus on major/planned giving. The position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating and executing strategies for major/planned gifts, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition, fundraising events, and special campaign initiatives. ... more >
Apr 20 - Director of Development & Fundraising
If you value the role of art and culture in a vibrant community and are an engaging and experienced fundraiser, we want to meet you! The Northampton Community Arts Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and ensure the long-term vitality of the Northampton community through the acquisition and preservation of affordable and accessible space for creative work. We are in the process of renovating a 25,000 square foot former lumberyard in downtown Northampton into a multi-use community arts facility, a multi-million dollar project. We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional who is confident reaching out and establishing new individual and business donors. Working with the Capital Campaign Committee of the Arts Trust Board of Directors, this person will spearhead the next phase of the capital campaign for the renovation, including the planning and implementation of a public campaign. A successful applicant will have a proven fundraising track record, excellent communication skills, and be self-motivated, optimistic, and determined. Experience identifying grant opportunities and writing grant proposals is a plus, as is experience in raising funds through social media platforms. This is a 25 hour a week position with a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience. ... more >
Oct 30 - 2017 National Philanthropy Day
Join us as we confer two President's Awards, to Robert (Bob) Perry and Beverly L. Herbert. ... more >
Jul 25 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day - Call for Nominations
Please help us recognize great philanthropic contributions of people around western Massachusetts. Nominate someone today! Deadline 8/1/2016. ... more >
Apr 11 - UPDATE: AFP Canada Board
Wonder what your AFP Canada Board has been up to? Board Chair Scott Decksheimer, CFRE provides you with an update. ... more >
Apr 10 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of April 11, 2018): Should You Be on Facebook, Underlining Text, Greetings and Salutations & More!
(April 11, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Apr 9 - Celebrate Your Charity's Impact in The Globe and Mail Philanthropy Supplement
Celebrate your organization's contribution to the community. ... more >