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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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May 20 - Individual Giving Coordinator
Orion magazine, a nonprofit magazine about nature and culture, seeks an Individual Giving Coordinator to join our small, hard-working team. The individual giving coordinator will build on and maintain a solid, established fundraising rubric, while also bringing new ideas and entrepreneurialism to the table. An experienced and engaged fundraiser will have ample opportunity to experiment, explore new revenue lines, and set new organizational and personal fundraising goals. ... more >
May 20 - Development Director
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the program providing free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, seeks a Development Director who will have primary responsibility for planning and leading its resource development efforts in support of the its vision, mission and goals. ... more >
May 20 - Director of Philanthropic Engagement
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is seeking a full time, mid-level Director of Philanthropic Engagement to join their Philanthropic Services division. The Director will build an engagement program through which CFWM fundholders and donors can learn about community needs and the programs meetings those needs, develop skills related to charitable giving, connect with other fundholders/donors, and participate in co-investment and pooled giving opportunities. The Director has strong customer service and event planning expertise and is dedicated to providing support and value to fundholders and donors! ... more >
Apr 30 - Director of Philanthropy
The Option Institute International Learning & Training Center is a 501(c)(3) organization helping people live happier, more self-empowered, and more successful lives. We offer personal growth programs for people worldwide. Additionally, at the Autism Treatment Center of America, we teach The Son- Rise Program®, an internationally recognized program for children challenged with Autism and all other related developmental difficulties. We offer professional training in both of the above areas. Our pastoral 100-acre campus provides a perfect setting for not only our students who come to the Institute from over 129 countries but also for the staff. The site provides an exceptional oasis for working and learning. ... more >
Apr 30 - Associate Director of Donor Engagement
Part-Time (25 hours per week) + Benefits Under supervision of the Executive Director, this position builds, supports, and advances high-quality, year-round relationships Leaders’ Circle members (donors who give $1,000 or more), to attract and sustain resources (financial, volunteer, and advocacy) to support United Way of Hampshire County’s strategic direction and community impact initiatives. The Associate Director of Donor Engagement supervises the Development Coordinator. ... more >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 2018) 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 >
May 15 - Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress
(May 15, 2018) A new bill in Congress would allow all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction, even if they didn’t itemize their taxes. ... more >
May 15 - Louisiana Bill to Ban Professional Certifications Defeated in Committee
(May 15, 2018) Work by AFP and other associations has led to significant changes to a Louisiana state bill that would have prohibited the use of professional certificates such as CFRE and ACFRE. ... more >