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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.

Nominations for 2014 National Philanthropy Day Awards are now being accepted. Please visit our NPD page and submit your nominations before August 25. Also available is a list of past honorees, for your reference. 

Save the date 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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Aug 19 - Assistant Director of Development for Alumnae Relations
The Development Office of Stoneleigh-Burnham School seeks an energetic and astute coordinator of all programs and events related to alumnae relations. The assistant director’s primary role is to strengthen and expand the role of alumnae in supporting the School as volunteers and donors. ... more >
Aug 14 - Campaign Associate, Planned Giving (PT 24 hr)
The Campaign Associate, Planned Giving, works closely with all UWPV staff and volunteer leadership in carrying out all essential duties and responsibilities related to United Way’s mission in mobilizing people and resources to strengthen our communities. ... more >
Aug 14 - Senior Relationship and Major Gifts Manager
The Senior Relationship and Major Gifts Manager will support the implementation and growth of United Way’s workplace campaign and leadership giving objectives and strategies, and maintain donor relations of the annual campaign. ... more >
Aug 9 - Executive Director
Snow Farm is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly-motivated Executive Director. The new Executive Director must be passionate about contemporary craft and craft education and be capable of leading and managing a team of talented staff and committed volunteers. The ideal candidate will appreciate Snow Farm’s history, recognize its current challenges, and embrace its strategic vision for the future. As Snow Farm’s chief executive officer, the Executive Director must be an energetic and creative leader who can grow the organization’s relationships with and reputation among artists, donors, partnering organizations, volunteers, and the local community. ... more >
Aug 4 - Development Assistant
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech seeks a full-time Development Assistant to be part of a coordinated central development team raising funds and awareness across Clarke’s five east coast campus locations. This position provides a great opportunity for professional growth, including a formal mentoring program, and will allow the right candidate to acquire and then use a diverse range of skills and experience, while working as a key member of a collaborative team. The Assistant will report to the Chief Development Officer and be based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Competitive salary and excellent benefits are offered for this full-time, exempt-level position. ... more >
Aug 19 - Top Ten (Week of August 18, 2014): 7 Favorite Topics of Boring Fundraisers
(Aug. 18, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on learning how to tell stories from children’s books, what kind of year-end fundraising decisions you should be making NOW, an appeal list you should be checking (and checking twice), how to control others so they don’t ruin your nonprofit’s reputation, why corporations are partnering with nonprofits to boost their value, how to make the most out of email pre-headers and so much more! ... more >
Aug 13 - Stick With Us—We’ll Carry You Through Your Entire Fundraising Career!
(Aug. 13, 2014) From the first moment you realize you want to be a fundraiser, to the moment you reach that highest achievement that you’ve modeled your entire fundraising career over—AFP is there for you. As a study buddy, an endless pool of fundraising information, a place to meet fundraising fanatics like yourself and a place to help you grow. Use our Development Pathway to plan your fundraising career chock-full of AFP offerings! ... more >
Aug 13 - Top Ten (Week of August 11, 2014): #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner
(Aug. 11, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on taking your ‘ask’ to the next level, cashing in on the new Millennial craze: Snapchat, discovering what to do in integrated fundraising (from an undercover donor!), making the most out of interns at your nonprofit, knowing the oddball reasons why your donors donate to your organization, how to tap into donor data to boost donor retention and how to make the most of a special occasion and holiday to strike a chord in your donors! ... more >
Aug 11 - 2014 Membership Survey Results
(Aug. 13, 2014) AFP Canada members had their say in the 2014 Membership Survey. Read some highlights here or click through to the executive summary results. ... more >