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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.

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Oct 10 - Fundraising Director
Parkside Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic has an opening for the Fundraising Director position. Parkside is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1959 with the commitment to provide comprehensive mental health care to the Tulsa community. Please go to to learn more about Parkside. ... more >
Oct 5 - Gift Entry and Data Base Clerk
Eaglebrook School seeks a full time Gift Entry & Database Clerk. ... more >
Oct 4 - Development Associate, Data and Gift Management
Stoneleigh-Burnham School seeks a Development Associate for data and gift entry, constituent lists, gift reports, mailings, and event/office support. ... more >
Oct 4 - Major Gifts Officer, The Yiddish Book Center
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Major Gifts Officer. The Center is a 32-year-old nonprofit dedicated to celebrating modern Yiddish and Jewish culture through the collection and preservation of rare endangered Yiddish books made available to new generations through education and visitor programs. The Yiddish Book Center seeks an experienced, strategic, and intellectually-oriented Major Gifts Officer to play a key role in carrying out ambitious goals, strategic volunteer engagement, and growth of major and planned giving programs in support of the overall development program. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and oversees a portfolio of 150 to 200 major and planned giving prospects. A strong appreciation for and commitment to the Center’s mission, values and goals and a minimum of three years’ development experience closing gifts in the 5- figure and above range are required. For the full announcement and application instructions, please visit ... more >
Sep 28 - Director of Community Development
The Director of Community Development is responsible for developing and executing the Providence Ministries fundraising and communications strategies under the overall guidance of the Executive Director. ... more >
Oct 13 - 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 >
Oct 7 - Educator, Author and Advocate Geoff Canada To Speak at 2nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Honors
Geoff Canada, former president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, and named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and World Report, will be the closing speaker at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors held at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Nov. 12. ... more >
Oct 6 - Nine Fundraisers Earn International Advanced Diploma
(Oct. 7, 2015) Nine members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are among the first class of graduates to earn the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) developed by AFP, the London-based Institute of Fundraising and the Amsterdam-based European Fundraising Institute. ... more >
Oct 6 - Chatting about Social Media Ethics with David Tinker, CFRE, and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE
(Oct. 7, 2015) Engaging with donors online is now a must and more and more social media platforms provide not just access to individuals, but also to a great deal of personal information about them. But as someone once said to a certain web-slinging superhero, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Ahead of their upcoming AFP webinar, we recently chatted with David Tinker, CFRE and Lisa Chmiola, CFRE about how to responsibly and ethically interact with donors and donor information online. Click here to register for their webinar on October 14. ... more >
Oct 5 - NPD Manual
The National Philanthropy Day Manual is designed to help AFP chapters plan for their annual NPD event. ... more >