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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.

We are excited to have received several nominations in all categories. Award winners will be announced very soon. Thank you to all who have submitted nominations. Please visit our National Philanthropy Day website page for information about ths important event.

Register today for this year's Awards Luncheon 

Wednesday, November 19 

This year's luncheon will feature keynote speaker, President and CEO of AFP International, Andrew Watt (biography). 


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Oct 12 - Director of Alumni Relations
Under the general direction of the Vice President for Institutional Development, responsible for the design and direction of a comprehensive alumni fundraising and alumni relation program to achieve fundraising goals, involves alumni as leadership level volunteers in the HCC community, increases local and regional awareness of the achievements of HCC alumni, and fosters the loyalty of more than 30,000 alumni. Oversees alumni annual fund solicitations, solicits major gifts and leadership level annual fund gifts. Supervises staff and volunteers. Manages a sophisticated fundraising database to achieve alumni and foundation goals. ... more >
Sep 27 - Sr.Manager Resource Development & Leadership Giving
The Senior Manager, Resource Development will support the implementation and growth of United Way’s workplace campaign and leadership giving objectives and strategies, and maintain donor relations of the annual campaign. This position will take a lead role in implementing departmental strategies around stewardship, research, engagement, and re-engagement activities. ... more >
Sep 27 - Director of Development and Major Gifts
New England Public Radio. Director of Development and Major Gifts. For full job description: Apply at: ... more >
Sep 23 - Manager, UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC)
Responsible for planning and executing the campus's annual charitable fundraising campaign (UMass Amherst Community Campaign - UMACC) as a mechanism for the university partnership with non-profit human service organizations, to unite UMass employees for charitable giving, and to comply with Massachusetts General Laws governing workplace giving programs for Commonwealth employees. ... more >
Sep 23 - Manager of Community Resources
Directs and manages a robust volunteer program whose duties include recruiting volunteers from traditional and non-traditional sources, providing volunteer orientation and regulatory training, supervision, recognition and events that support adult, youth and group initiatives. ... more >
Oct 23 - Majority of Fundraisers See Salary Increases in 2013
(May 13, 2014) More than 63 percent of fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada saw their average incomes rise in 2013, even as average salaries fell by nearly eight percent compared to 2012, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Compensation and Benefits Study. ... more >
Oct 23 - Explore AFP’s Special Job Seekers Toolkit for Fundraisers (Updated October 23, 2014)
The AFP Job Seekers toolkit focuses on finding the right job and features advice and services to help members carry out a successful job search and land on your feet in a rewarding new position. ... more >
Oct 22 - AFP Q&A - AFP's Live Online Chat!
AFP now has a new way for you to interact with top leaders, practitioners, trainers and innovators in fundraising and philanthropy: AFP Q&A! ... more >
Oct 21 - Top Ten (Week of October 20, 2014): Influencing Donors’ Gut Reactions to Solicitations
(Oct. 20, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including a new guide to choosing online giving platforms; sizing up your annual report; new ways to create highly committed donors; a new service providing free graphic design to nonprofits and more!Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to become more attuned to your donors; how to know just enough about website coding to talk with a designer or programmer; gender-based solicitations; one fundraiser’s work in a year to build a more diverse fundraising program and more! ... more >
Oct 21 - Get FIT and Improve Your Fundraising: The FEP’s Fundraising Fitness Test
(Oct. 22, 2014) Erik Daubert, chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative (GiGi)and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Advisory Board, talks about the latest free resource from the FEP, the Fundraising Fitness Test, and what it can mean for your organization. ... more >