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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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Dec 8 - Director, Parent Giving
Colgate University is preparing to launch an historically significant capital campaign coinciding with the celebration of the University's bicentennial. ... more >
Nov 28 - MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER - Full-time, Exempt
NHPR is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial gift officer to help grow our major giving program. ... more >
Nov 9 - Development Officer
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Officer to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 37th year, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, has launched a $50 million comprehensive campaign to safeguard its collections, improve access to Yiddish literature (both in Yiddish and in translation), advance its innovative educational programs, and build an endowment commensurate with our vision. This position will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will have regular interaction with members and donors to further the individual giving program and overall fundraising efforts. ... more >
Nov 3 - Director of Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County seeks an experienced fund development professional to manage and implement all aspects of the agency’s fund development and public relations efforts. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to or mail to Big Brothers Big Sisters, 83 Maple Street, Suite 201, Springfield, MA 01105. ... more >
Nov 3 - Campaign Coordinator
The Campaign Coordinator provides administrative support to the Executive Director and the development department, and provides project management for a Campaign Committee composed of staff, board members, and volunteers. ... more >
Dec 12 - AFP Foundation Receives Grant to Continue Fellowship Program
Great news! AFP's Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program is expanding into a national program in 2018. ... more >
Dec 12 - CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
The new Charities Education Program (CEP) includes elements of both an educational purpose, as well as the possibility of a pre-audit. Here's what you need to know about this new Canada Revenue Agency initiative. ... more >
Dec 12 - Naming Directive Restricts Hospitals’ Discretion to Change Their Corporate and Business Names
AFP continues to advocate on matters affecting philanthropy and the hospital sector in Ontario. ... more >
Dec 12 - Mid-level Donors: The Hidden Treasure In Your Database
Mid-level giving strategies are the new "it" thing in fundraising. Marlena McCarthy shares ways to inspire loyal donors to happily give more to your charity. ... more >
Dec 12 - Part Two: Small Shop Sponsorship – The Three-Headed Hydra
Defeat the challenges of raising sponsorship dollars in a small shop with these strategies from Christian Robillard. ... more >