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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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May 10 - Database and Office Manager - Development
We are currently seeking a Database and Office Manager for our Development Team. This Individual will manage all of the organization’s electronic donor information for the Development Department, and will also oversee the Northampton development office functions. Candidates will be expected to have a strong understanding of computers, operating systems and database protocols. The position is based in Northampton, MA. ... more >
May 6 - Individual Giving Coordinator
Orion magazine, a non-profit magazine about nature and culture with over thirty years in circulation, seeks an Individual Giving Coordinator to join our small, hard-working team. This person will play a pivotal role in Orion’s fundraising operation, which comprises 70% of the annual organizational budget. The Individual Giving Coordinator must have a strong background and proven track record in non-profit fundraising. ... more >
May 6 - Database Manager
Orion magazine, a non-profit magazine about nature and culture with over thirty years in circulation, seeks a Database Manager to join our small, hard-working team. This person will be responsible for all of Orion’s constituent data, including subscribers, donors, customers, vendors, and social media relationships. ... more >
May 6 - Director of Development & Marketing
Would you like to put your fundraising and marketing skills to work helping dogs and cats (in Western Massachusetts)? The Director of Development & Marketing position at Dakin Humane Society is an exciting opportunity to provide intellectual, managerial, and entrepreneurial leadership to an established organization that is at the forefront of creating innovative services that improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them. This position oversees a skilled team and is responsible for developing a culture of philanthropy with the governing board, staff, volunteers, and donors as well as expanding awareness of Dakin Humane Society in the community. For a detailed job description, visit: To apply, email your one-page cover letter and resume to Diane Blankenburg of Humane Network at Acknowledgement will be e-mailed upon receipt of your cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications received after May 25 will not be considered. ... more >
May 6 - Development Database Coordinator - Part-time
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library located in Copake, NY is seeking a development database coordinator who can work on a flexible schedule that may average four hours per week. The development database coordinator is responsible for coordinating all aspects of donor records in database of individual, foundation and corporate/business donors to the Library. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >