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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 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 3 - Administrative Assistant for Institutional Advancement
Reporting to the Vice-President of Institutional Advancement, this position advances the college’s mission by supporting the operations of the Office of Institutional Advancement through administrative support for front line gift officers, management of constituent information using Raiser’s Edge software, coordinating data entry, acknowledgements, financial reports and the pledges and gift receipts process, working with advancement staff to increase annual fund and special event participation, providing input to budgeting and allocation of department resources, identifying roles for volunteers in the Alumni Association, supporting programs to engage and cultivate volunteer participation and alumni support, and, performing other duties as assigned. ... more >
Jun 26 - Grants manager
Organization Overview. Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. We ensure fairness for all in the justice system, protecting homes, livelihoods, health, and families, regardless of how much money people have. In FY2014, we anticipate our operating budget to be $6.8 million, of which approximately 95% will be from grants. Job Summary. CLA is seeking a Grants Manager to be an integral part of its management team, to work closely with the program’s Deputy Director, Fiscal Director and Development Director. CLA administers over 50 existing grants with federal, state, local, corporate, and foundation funding sources, and regularly submits proposals for new funding. The Grants Manager will work with staff to prepare grant proposals and funding applications for government, corporate, and foundation funds; research potential new sources of funding that match the goals and objectives of the organization; write and edit grant reports and ensure programmatic compliance with all grants; maintain a grants calendar with invoice and reporting deadlines; and prepare regular reports and facilitate meetings to review current, pending, and declined grants. ... more >
Jun 26 - Development Events Specialist
Smith College seeks a Development Events Specialist to manage event logistics related to Smith’s development initiatives and the capital campaign both on- and off-campus. ... 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 >
Jul 17 - Big Vote in the House on Thursday for IRA Rollover, Other Charitable Provisions
(July 15, 2014) The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Thursday legislation that would make the currently expired IRA Rollover provision permanent. AFP is encouraging members to contact their Congressperson TODAY! ... more >