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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.

Call for Nominations - 2016 National Philanthropy Day!

Nominate your favorite philanthropist, volunteer, or philanthropic organization for a prestigious award, and see them honored at a ceremony that celebrates the spirit of philanthropy in our region.

Read all the details here. Deadline is August 1, 2016.


Interested in becoming an integral part of the Western MA Chapter? Would you like to serve on the Board or as a committee member? Please read more about the opportunities we have.

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Jul 26 - Associate Development Director
Full time Assoc. Development position with benefits open for small non-profit located in Holyoke. Salary is negotiable if the person has grantwriting experience. Strong writing ability a must. Some marketing experience helpful. ... more >
Jul 26 - Associate Director of Development
The Associate Director of Development is responsible for major gift solicitation of friends and alumni and other potential sources of philanthropic support for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. ... more >
Jul 23 - Director of Development & Marketing
If you have a passion for animals and a track record of successful fundraising and strategic marketing, we invite you to apply for the role of Development Director of Dakin Humane Society. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position provides intellectual, managerial and entrepreneurial leadership to obtain the financial resources necessary to support the organization’s mission, and is responsible for developing a culture of philanthropy with the governing board, staff, volunteers and donors. Animal over-population challenges have substantially been addressed in this area affording an opportunity to help define and create the model humane organization of the future. For a detailed job description and application , visit: To apply, email your detailed cover letter and resume to: DHS Search Committee at ... more >
Jul 19 - Part Time Events Coordinator
This half-time events coordinator is responsible for planning and executing all development office events. These events include on-campus events (e.g. parent receptions during orientation, fall family weekend, winter family weekend, graduation-related events, and reunion) and off campus events (e.g. golf tournament, holiday party, and up to 50 volunteer-driven domestic and international receptions). Please visit to apply. ... more >
Jul 19 - Executive Director
Flying Cloud Institute, an innovative leader in science, technology, engineering and math education in Berkshire County seeks an executive director. Great potential for the right fit. Office is in Great Barrington and programs take place in public schools throughout the county. ... more >
Jul 27 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Jul 26 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 25, 2016): Dancing With Donors, The PUDDIE Method, The Whiny Blogger, More!
(July 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 >
Jul 22 - Strategic Planning: Making Plans That Impact
(July 22, 2016) We all know the goal is to have a healthy donor base and raise money to support our cause. And the way to do that is through planning—strategic planning. But how do you really make it work? AFP had a chance to chat with Ben Mohler, ACFRE about strategic planning—and how fundraising is like baseball!—in anticipation of his webinar, Strategic Doing: Making Plans That Impact, on July 11. ... more >
Jul 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 18, 2016): Blackbaud Index, Influencing Donors, Grant Seeking Myths, More!
(July 18, 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 >