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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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Jul 25 - 2014 National Philanthropy Day - Nominations Welcome
Each November the Western MA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals proudly hosts a luncheon honoring National Philanthropy Day (NPD) at the Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA. This year our luncheon is being held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. ... more >
Jul 25 - Associate Director of Development - search reopened
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT search reopened. Responsibilities: Direct solicitation of major gifts (primary role), donor cultivation and research, event support, and some grant writing. ... more >
Jul 25 - Major Gifts Officer
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will be dynamic and assist with and initiate the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects capable of making leadership gifts to Becker College. ... more >
Jul 11 - Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Professional Programs
The Office of Alumni Relations of Western New England University has an opening for an Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Professional Programs. This individual is an essential member of the dynamic Office of Alumni Relations team, supporting the mission and goals of the University and the Advancement Division ... more >
Jul 3 - Program Director, Cancer House of Hope
CHD is seeking an energetic, dynamic Program Director for Cancer House of Hope, a program that works to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social, and spiritual support. ... more >
Jul 28 - AFP’s National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Jul 22 - Top Ten (Week of July 23, 2014): How Storytelling Defines Your Brand and Helps You Reach New Audiences
(July 23 2014) Learn about storytelling and more in this week's top ten, including stories and tips on the impact of crowdfunding (in a great infographic); engaging millennial donors; running a small shop; monotasking—not multitasking!; thanking everyday heroes and how Jean Case instills the value of giving back. ... more >
Jul 22 - Government Relations Tool Kit: If You Build It They Will Come
(Apr. 7, 2014) The newest AFP Canada toolkit walks you through the process of working with government officials on behalf of your charity and/or the issue it represents. Now, the question is, are you ready to start using the information to further GR public policy relevant to the nonprofit sector? ... more >
Jul 21 - Fundraising Professional Hail New York Case Settlement, Encourage Donors to Take Wise Giving Steps
AFP applauds the work of the New York State Attorney’s General Office and reminds donors of the importance of direct mail, while cautioning charities to be careful with their donor lists. ... more >