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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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Sep 19 - Director of Development
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 >
Sep 19 - Major & Planned Giving Officer
Reporting to the Vice President, this seasoned fundraising professional will manage a portfolio of prospects and solicit for major and planned gifts. This position will also oversee the planned giving program with the goal of generating donor interest and inquiries that translate into current and future planned gifts. ... more >
Sep 19 - Donor Relations Manager
FFI is growing quickly and we’ve added this new position to the team for the right person to provide high level support and project management for our strategy to increase individual philanthropic giving. Deadline to apply is October 6. ... more >
Sep 19 - Development Associate
The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) is a public foundation serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties by investing in the lives of local women and girls through grantmaking and leadership programs. The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the efforts of The Fund’s development efforts. A key member of the Fund’s small staff, this position works in close collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy and the Fund’s CEO to achieve specific fundraising and development goals. ... more >
Sep 10 - Philanthropic Officers
Smith College invites applications and nominations for Philanthropic Officer positions in the Office of Development. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 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 >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 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 >
Sep 8 - 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 >