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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.

Please join us for

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Massachusetts Chapter
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

November 18, 2015

Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

National Philanthropy Day® is a community celebration of
the philanthropic spirit that lifts us up and makes the world
a better place.

Come join us in the celebration!


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Nov 11 - Operations Coordinator
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, located in Agawam, MA, is looking for an Operations Coordinator for its flagship program, PJ Library®. As part of the operations team, this position will be responsible for managing legal and postal paperwork, coordinating internal processes related to grant making activities, and partnering with IT on the development of new web properties. This is a full-time position in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit organization, reporting to the PJ Library Operations Manager. ... more >
Nov 8 - Non-Profit Charity Representative - Plan USA - Burlington Mall, MA (part-time)
Non-Profit Charity Representative - Plan USA - Burlington Mall, MA (part-time) Don’t just work. Make a difference in the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of CHANGING THE WORLD every time you go to work, now’s your chance. ... more >
Nov 8 - Northfield Mount Hermon Capital Campaign
Northfield Mount Hermon seeks experienced and dynamic individuals to join the professional advancement team for a five-year multi-million dollar campaign, currently in the quiet phase. ... more >
Oct 24 - Senior Development Officer for Corporate Relations
Boston Children’s Hospital Trust seeks a Senior Development Officer for Corporate Relations to secure philanthropic support from corporations and corporate foundations. The Senior Development Officer will execute strategies for solicitation, matching objectives of corporate donors with Children’s programmatic health care and research priorities and will work closely with faculty, clinicians, key administrative staff, and Board members. S/he will manage a portfolio of 50-75 corporate and industry donors, implementing best practices in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. The Senior Development Officer will report to the Senior Director of Corporate Relations as a member of the five person Corporate Relations team, and will have a welcome and strong partnership with the Principle/Major Gifts, Foundation & Annual Gifts teams. Minimum of 8+ years of direct philanthropic fundraising experience with success identifying and soliciting high 5-and 6-figure commitments required. Experience in a complex health care setting is highly desirable. ... more >
Oct 16 - Executive Director
Construct, Inc. seeks an Executive Director with a strong commitment to Construct’s mission: to provide comprehensive housing support, educational services and a continuum of related services to low to moderate income persons in the south Berkshire region in western Massachusetts. ... more >
Dec 1 - Contact Congress TODAY to Reinstate and Make Permanent the IRA Rollover
(Dec. 1, 2015) Congress is poised to take action on tax extenders to reinstate the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover provision and other charitable provisions before Dec. 11. But they need to from YOU. Please contact your members of Congress as soon as possible! ... more >
Nov 30 - 2015 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2015 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Nov 25 - Member Comments Requested on New IRS Substantiation Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed new regulations that would modify its requirements that nonprofits obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgement” for contributions of $250 or more, and AFP is requesting comments and concerns from members about the proposal. ... more >
Nov 25 - The Whats, Hows, and Whys of Major Gift Solicitation
(Nov. 25, 2015) The benefit of major gifts is obvious. But the process of identifying and securing them—that's not so obvious. We recently spoke with Vern Snyder, ACFRE, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Toledo, on how to define and calculate a major gift and his upcoming Dec. 10 webinar, "The Whats, Hows and Whys of Major Gift Solicitations." ... more >
Nov 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 25, 2015): Fundraising Ideas, Stories & Perspectives You May Have Missed!
(Nov. 25, 2015) How introverts can be very successful fundraisers is just one of the topics in this week’s Top Ten, which also includes posts on exercising your “gratitude muscle,” the number one way to destroy your chief development officer, the procrastinator’s guide to year-end fundraising, shaming a major donor and creating a culture of increasing giving. ... more >