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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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Nov 23 - Senior Researcher
AD0370 - Senior Researcher Job Category: Staff Department: Development Provide research support for the President, VP of Development, and philanthropic officers, including the specialized areas of presidential prospects, international and parents and families programs. Employ research, data mining and predictive modeling techniques to further fund raising initiatives. ... more >
Nov 23 - Development Committee Coordinator
Position will coordinate and facilitate volunteer fundraising efforts for the Northampton Education Foundation’s planned endowment campaign. This is a one-year part-time contract position with the possibility of an extension. ... more >
Nov 8 - Senior Vice President of Resource Development
HAPHousing, an innovative leader in all aspects of affordable housing in Western MA, is seeking a forward-thinking and strategically-focused Senior Vice President of Resource Development. The successful candidate will leverage his/her visionary thinking to develop creative and impactful tactics to positively contribute to the development of HAPHousing’s mission and strategic/business objectives. ... more >
Oct 17 - Director of Philanthropy
The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts requires a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and resourceful leader who will manage all fundraising efforts for the Fund. The successful candidate will be an expert utilizing data to design and implement donor cultivation and engagement strategies to ensure the Fund is maximizing every opportunity to leverage individual, corporate, and foundation contributions throughout the four counties. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will engage in donor discovery, and recommend, implement, and coordinate donor relations and stewardship in four western Mass. counties. The Director of Philanthropy will also develop programming and content for donor recognition and campaign-related programs and events. Regular contact-by phone, written correspondence, and in person-with donors and prospects will be required. Must be able to provide the highest level of responsiveness and client service. In addition, the Director of Philanthropy must build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders and represent the Women’s Fund in external events and community partnerships. ... more >
Oct 7 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day - Event Information
Join us for 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on November 16 at the Log Cabin, Holyoke! ... more >
Dec 7 - Long-Time AFP Staff Member to Head U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy
Lori Gusdorf , CAE, who has been with AFP for more than 25 years, has been named Executive Vice President of the AFP Foundations for Philanthropy. ... more >
Dec 6 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day in Canada
Derek Fraser shares some special thank you’s to those who helped with the success of National Philanthropy Day 2016. And plans are already well underway for NPD 2017! ... more >
Dec 6 - Inclusion and Philanthropy: Fellows Recognized at 2016 AFP Toronto Congress
The second cohort of Fellows have completed the AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy program! ... more >
Dec 6 - Government Relations Update: Political Activity Consultations Still Underway
(Dec. 6, 2016) AFP is encouraging all members to participate in the ongoing, online consultations regarding charity participation in "political activities." ... more >
Dec 6 - Webcast: Innovating with Confidence Session Now Available Online
The AFP Congress webcast on innovation as a survival strategy for charities is now available online! Read on for more information on this raved-about session led by U.K fundraiser Lucy Gower. ... more >