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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Nov 24 - Officer For Partnerships
To build the Proteus Fund’s Partnership Team, Proteus Fund seeks an Officer for Partnerships to develop and manage an outreach and engagement program for funding partners. ... more >
Nov 24 - Major Gifts Officer
The Proteus Fund seeks a Major Gifts Officer to implement a comprehensive donor-centered major gifts program with a focus on individual donor funding partners. ... more >
Nov 24 - Director of Development
Seeking experienced Director of Development to lead merged organization, covering CT and Western MA ... more >
Nov 15 - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE - Office of Development and Alumni Relations
The Associate Director of Development is responsible for major gift solicitation of alumni and friends and other potential sources of philanthropic support for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. S/he will work collaboratively with Corporate & Foundation Relations staff, as appropriate, on solicitations that involve individuals and their companies and/or foundations. S/he will respond to planned giving inquiries and steward planned giving donors in collaboration with the university Office of Gift Planning. Will design and execute a meeting plan /travel schedule for her/his prospect pool with an expectation of 40-50 days of travel per year and 120-150 face to face prospect meetings. The Associate Director will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of all capital fund-raising activities on behalf of the Cummings School as directed by the Director or Dean. Will cultivate major gift prospects and partner with the Director on capital campaigns. S/he will be responsible for raising a significant share of revenue with his/her top prospects and demonstrating appropriate strategies, planning and communication skills. S/he will use Advance, our donor and information management system to manage prospects. The Associate Director will support the Director in volunteer recruitment and management, prospect identification, key administrator travel, on and off campus donor cultivation meetings and events and other activities as needed. Will work with the Sr. Assoc.. Director of Stewardship and Development, with faculty and staff throughout the campus to properly steward gifts secured. ... more >
Nov 15 - Development/Fundraising Consultant
Hilltown Community Development Corporation, a small non-profit with a limited history of fundraising seeks a consultant experienced in fundraising, donor engagement, planned giving and donor advised giving. This candidate will work with the Hilltown CDC Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff to develop a Community Investment Tax Credit program that will result in an increase in donations from individuals, banks and businesses who will be eligible for the tax credit. Consultant must have familiarity with the Hilltown region, community development and non-profit management. Hilltown CDC hopes to engage a consultant to work with us from December 2013 through June 2014. The Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit is a new state program designed to support community-led economic development initiatives through a strategic, market-based approach that leverages private contributions and builds strong local partnerships. The CITC program provides a 50% tax credit for qualified contributions to selected community development corporations. The goal, according to the statute, is "to enable local residents and stakeholders to work with and through CDCs to partner with nonprofit, public and private entities to improve economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households and other residents in urban, rural and suburban communities across the Commonwealth." Tax credits can support a broad array of community development efforts, as determined by the local community, including affordable housing, job development, business development and neighborhood revitalization. Tax credits can also support creative new ideas to link community development efforts to public health, education, the creative economy, public safety and environmental sustainability. ... more >
Dec 9 - Small But Mighty Diversity Efforts
Though they are a small chapter with only 51-100 members, that didn’t stop the AFP Miami Chapter stop from making great strides in their work towards a more diverse and inclusive fundraising world. The chapter set their sights on a diverse future of fundraising, earning them the Charles R. Stephens Excellence in Diversity Chapter Award for 2012-2013. ... more >
Dec 9 - Assess Your Year-End Appeals—Are You Doing Them Right?
(Dec. 11, 2013) At this point in the year you have likely already gone out with your year-end appeals and are in the midst of follow-ups, and hopefully, collecting and calculating donations. As you are knee-deep in appeal-season, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and assess your appeals to make sure you’re doing them the right way—it’s never too late to implement best practices. If nothing else, you’ll be well on your way to more successful appeals in 2014! ... more >
Dec 9 - Top Ten: 2013 #GivingTuesday Recap!
(Dec. 11, 2013) In its second year for the US, and its first year for Canada and many other countries, #GivingTuesday shatters records, inspires communities and benefits millions. Here is a round-up of some of the top stories coming out of 2013’s #GivingTuesday! ... more >
Dec 3 - An Inside View of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit—A Renewed Sense of Excitement
James Phelps, ACFRE, of the AFP Diversity and Inclusion Committee, takes you through the Diversity and Inclusion Summit that was held in October in Pittsburgh, Pa.—what issues were brought to the table and how to move forward. It will leave you with a renewed hope for the future of diversity and inclusion! ... more >
January 8, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting
January 29, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Major Gifts: Making the Ask
February 12, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting
February 26, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: First Raise Visibility, Then Raise Dollars
March 12, 2014 - AFP MA, Western Chapter: Board of Directors Meeting