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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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Apr 12 - Executive Director
The Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s operations in conjunction with the Board of Directors and operational committees. This position reports to the Board of Directors. ... more >
Apr 3 - Major Gifts Officer
CISA is currently looking for a Major Gifts Officer. ... more >
Mar 24 - Director of Alumni and Family Relations
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative, experimenting liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, and contributes to the rich cultural and academic environment of the towns of Amherst, South Hadley and Northampton. The College seeks a creative and strategic thinker who will lead the Alumni and Family Relations (AFR) team and expand our volunteer base through meaningful engagement opportunities for our 16,000 alumni. ... more >
Mar 24 - Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund
Amherst College seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement. ... more >
Mar 11 - Chief Executive Officer
The Women's Fund of Western MA, which serves the four Western counties of MA, seeks a dynamic leader committed to social and economic empowerment and issues-based advocacy for women and girls. The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with women's funding networks, women's philanthropy and advancing gender equity. ... more >
Apr 16 - 2014 AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship Program Overview & Criteria
The mission of the AFP Diverse Communities Conference Scholarship Fund is to help ensure that AFP programs are inclusive and supportive of diversity-related issues and concerns, to provide financial support for activities that increase understanding and awareness of diversity issues within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and to provide financial assistance for professional development for AFP members who self-identify as coming from a diverse community and/or who are employed by grassroots organizations that primarily serve diverse populations. ... more >
Apr 16 - AFP Expands to Reach More Communities
At the recent AFP board meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising, we were delighted to announce the chartering of two new AFP chapters: the AFP Bermuda Chapter and the AFP BC, Okanagan Chapter. The new additions bring us to 235 chapters worldwide, extending our reach beyond 30,000 members and countless nonprofit organizations. ... more >
Apr 15 - Top Ten (Week of April 16, 2014): 5 Unusual Direct Mail Techniques to Try
(Apr. 16, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including stories and tips on how networking can turn into big dollars, why you need to stay true to your work ethics, how one massive capital campaign can affect other local nonprofits, getting involved in creating the crowdfunding bill of rights and how (and why!) to engage your donors BEFORE you ask for money. ... more >
Apr 15 - How To Get Big Donations—Through Your iPhone!
(Apr. 15, 2014) Experienced in internet donation processing, Philip King of Cornerstone Group of Companies talks to us about big mobile donations and how integrating fundraising channels is a key step in getting more donations! Learn from King and Cornerstone’s clients’ experiences with mobile donations—you too can cash in through your iPhone. ... more >
Apr 8 - Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
(Apr. 7, 2014) As fundraisers, the notion of "what's in it for me?" is usually not our normal approach to things. Yet, you can be confident that your investment in the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada is having a positive impact on professional development programs across the country. Check out these infographics on the reach of various scholarship and regional initiatives. ... more >