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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.

We are excited to have received several nominations in all categories. Award winners will be announced very soon. Thank you to all who have submitted nominations. Please visit our National Philanthropy Day website page for information about ths important event.

Register today for this year's Awards Luncheon 

Wednesday, November 19 

This year's luncheon will feature keynote speaker, President and CEO of AFP International, Andrew Watt (biography). 


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Nov 7 - Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Professional Programs
The Office of Alumni Relations of Western New England University has an opening for an Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Professional Programs. ... more >
Nov 2 - Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund
Amherst College invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement. ... more >
Nov 2 - Director of Parent Giving
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. ... more >
Free healthcare clinic located in Great Barrington, MA is looking for a Development Director. This is a new position at this volunteer-based, ten-year-old, not-for-profit organization, whose services include primary care, dental, mental health, optometry, acupuncture and nutrition for uninsured and underinsured residents. Full responsibility for all fundraising, development and donor stewardship. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Position reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Development Committee. For more information, full job description and to apply visit ... more >
Oct 29 - Data Administrator
The Data Administrator is responsible for maintaining information on donors and other constituents; manages gift deposits and acknowledgements; assists in data analysis and integrity. Apply online at ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >
Nov 19 - Joy McKee Becomes ACFRE Number 102
In October, Joy McKee, manager of annual and special giving at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, became the 102nd person to earn ACFRE certification. ... more >
Nov 12 - Top Ten (Week of November 10, 2014): The Two-Part Major Gift Conversation
(Nov. 10, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including the tactics of collaboration; why nonprofit should participate in #GivingTuesday (and might we suggest, National Philanthropy Day!); more about Bitcoin (you know what you want to use it); ways to thank big donors; using the Wordifier (we love that name!) and more! ... more >