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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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Apr 18 - Director of Development
As the ESE begins its second century the importance of philanthropy and support from the organization’s Foundation are paramount to future growth and success of the educational mission for the organization. The Board of Directors recently approved a plan to create a fundraising office to help in that endeavor. The first step in the process is the hiring of a Director of Development (DOD) to serve as the front-line fund raising professional for the organization. ... more >
Apr 18 - REOPENED Executive Director for PMN
Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc. a mission-driven non-profit organization serving the greater Holyoke community, is seeking an innovative and mission-driven Executive Director. Providence Ministries for the Needy Inc., a member of the Sisters of Providence Ministry organization, has a 140 year history of providing healthcare and human services to those in need. ... more >
Mar 29 - Special Events Coordinator
Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Special Events Coordinator oversees all aspects of assigned and newly created events including logistics and committee management. In addition, this position will assist the development team with the cultivation of strong relationships with prospects and donors and carry out solicitation and stewardship strategies. ... more >
Mar 29 - Innovative & Mission-Driven CEO
The Mental Health Association, located in Springfield, MA, is seeking an innovative, mission-driven CEO. MHA is a nonprofit provider of residential and support services for people with disabilities and other vulnerable individuals throughout the Greater Springfield area. MHA’s core values of respect, integrity and compassion guide decision-making and daily operations. ... more >
Mar 29 - Development Manager
Development Manager? Drama Studio in Springfield, MA Position available: May 1, 2017 ... more >
Apr 19 - Donors 3.0 — “Show Me The … Diversity?”
(Apr. 19, 2017) Being an inclusive organization is another measure to include in your donor stewardship report. Zaina-Sophie Salibi argues for a pro-active approach to becoming savvy in both the theory and practice of diversity and inclusion. ... more >
Apr 19 - AFP Banff Compass 2017, May 8-11
This year's theme for AFP Banff Compass is "Inspiring Your Future; Leading Through Transition." It's an intimate, affordable conference in a must-visit location. Read on for more information! ... more >
Apr 19 - It’s a Small World: Customizing Fundraising Strategies for Global Audiences
Over the past five years, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Lions Clubs International, and Rotary International combined have raised more than a billion dollars in nearly 30 currencies from donors in over 200 countries. So, together they have more than a few good ideas for customizing fundraising strategy to appeal to diverse domestic and international audiences. ... more >
Apr 19 - Advanced Professional Spotlight: Questions for Barb Coury, CFRE
Barb Coury, CFRE, is regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the state of Indiana. Oh, and she’s ALSO our CCS Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Learn about her career, her secrets to fundraising success, and why she loves working at the Red Cross. ... more >
Apr 19 - Inaugural AFP Canada Board of Directors Announced
The efforts and impact of AFP Canada members will now be linked to the work of AFP International through a new governing body, the AFP Canada Board of Directors. ... more >