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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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Nov 24 - PARTNERSHIP ASSOCIATE GRANT WRITER
The Proteus Fund seeks a full-time member for the Partnership Team. The Partnership Associate Grant Writer is responsible for the development, writing, editing and submission of grant proposals, reports and other written materials to foundations and individual donors. ... more >
Nov 24 - Capital Giving Officer
Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self starter to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects capable of making gifts in the $50,000 - $1,000,000 range. ... more >
Nov 24 - Stoneleigh-Burnham School Director of Development & Alumnae Relations
Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades 7-12 located in Greenfield, Massachusetts , seeks a skilled Director of Development and Alumnae Relations who will work with the school’s administration and constituents beginning January 1, 2015. Since 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham has educated young women for college and beyond. With a multicultural community and dedication to helping girls find their voice, the school is currently engaged in a $1.2 million fundraising initiative as a precursor to an eventual capital campaign. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development and Alumnae Relations will play an important role in continuing the effective fundraising and stewardship for the school. He or she will work especially closely with the offices of communications, admissions, and riding as a member of the advancement team. The Director of Development and Alumnae Relations will also serve on the Administrative Team. ... more >
Nov 24 - Alumni and Family Relations Officer – Five Year Position
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an alumni and family relations officer in the Office of College Advancement. This position is a specially funded five year position. ... more >
Nov 7 - 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. ... more >
Nov 26 - Research Papers: Diverse Communities in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's Partnership Project along with the AFP ON, Greater Toronto Chapter and AFP ON, Ottawa Chapter coordinated a series of twelve conferences for fundraising professionals, donors and volunteers to develop a greater understanding of the giving traditions and charitable interests of these diverse communities in Ontario. ... more >
Nov 26 - Top Ten (Week of November 26, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including new evidence that touching the heart—and avoiding the head—may be more powerful in solicitations; tons of resources on youth philanthropy; how to make the most of YouTube (it’s the second most used search engine!); how direct mail is changing; and more! ... more >
Nov 25 - Isabel Allende to Speak at 2015 International Fundraising Conference
Isabel Allende, the celebrated Chilean-American novelist, memoirist, and advocate for empowerment of women and girls worldwide, will speak at AFP’s 2015 International Fundraising Conference on Baltimore, March 29 – 31. ... more >
Nov 19 - Top Ten (Week of November 17, 2014): What to Leave Behind During a Major Gift Ask
(Nov. 17, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to guard privacy on the Internet; the fundamentals of crowdfunding; solving the great mysteries of donor retention; more lessons in nonprofit storytelling; a discussion on the limitations of strategic philanthropy; and more! ... more >