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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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Jul 21 - Assistant to the Director of Development
Buxton School, a small independent boarding and high school in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is seeking to hire an Assistant to the Director of Development. This is a unique opportunity for a driven and hardworking individual to become involved with all aspects of a small development office at an independent school in the Berkshires. ... more >
Historic Deerfield, a nationally-renowned cultural history museum located in Deerfield, MA, is seeking a dynamic Director of Development to take its Development program to the next level and to help carry out a $10 million comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Historic Deerfield, a nationally-renowned cultural history museum located in Deerfield, MA, is seeking a highly-professional major gift officer to help take its Development program to the next level and to assist with a $10 million comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Jul 16 - Assistant Director for Milestone Reunions
Smith College is accepting applications for an Assistant Director for Milestone Reunions. Reporting to the Campaign and Development Director, this position is responsible for overseeing the milestone fund raising program at Smith, which include capital and annual giving components. ... more >
Jul 16 - Director of Fundraising
Way Finders, formerly HAPHousing, seeks an entrepreneurial, mission-driven Director of Fundraising to join its growing resource development and marketing team in an innovative, goal-oriented and team-based environment. Duties include donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship which will encompass significant donor research. Requirements include 5-7 years of related experience; Bachelor’s degree; strong strategy implementations skills. Desire to create new programs and knowledge of Western MA preferred. Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to search firm United Personnel, c/o Maggie Ducheney, at by August 2, 2017. ... more >
Jul 22 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Calls on Senate Finance Committee to Approve Charitable Giving Incentives
(July 19, 2017) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has submitted recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee to strengthen philanthropy in America by creating a universal charitable deduction and expanding the IRA Rollover provision. ... more >
Jul 19 - AFP Top Ten (Week of July 19, 2017): Getting That First Meeting, Fundraising Metrics, Storytelling Tips & More!
(July 19, 2017) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Jul 19 - Rock It! How to Be a Great Fundraiser and a Great Manager at the Same Time
Five questions with Kishshana Palmer about managing your career, team and life balance, which is the subject of her upcoming webinar on July 24, 2017. ... more >