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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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Jan 7 - Program Officer, Life & Legacy
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a results-driven, entrepreneurial non-profit organization, is seeking an employee to provide training, mentoring and facilitation support for LIFE & LEGACY™, the Foundation's national partnership program that assists communities across North America to take advantage of the great transfer of wealth by promoting after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish organizations. This position involves working with staff of Jewish Federations and Foundations across the country to engage local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. ... more >
Dec 19 - Director of Prospect Research and Analysis
Assumes responsibility for the Research program for the Institutional Advancement Division, including but not limited to, planning, implementing and directing comprehensive research efforts which expand the University’s base of support via identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors. Supports Institutional Advancement’s annual goals and the University’s fundraising efforts by conducting research and analyzing data, utilizing publicly available information sources as well as data provided through internal and external constituents, in an effort to prepare comprehensive written biographical and financial prospect profiles and briefings on individuals, corporations and foundations. ... more >
Dec 7 - Major Gift Officer
Becker College is seeking an energetic, strategic and sophisticated Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to partner with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to build and strengthen a sustainable program of leadership-level giving through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals in the five- to seven-figure gift range. ... more >
Dec 7 - Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Becker College is seeking a proactive, experienced, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to partner with the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement to build and strengthen a sustainable program of philanthropic support from foundations, corporations, and government grants. ... more >
Dec 7 - Director of the Annual Fund
The Director of the Annual Fund at Amherst College is responsible for developing and executing strategies: to reach, and exceed, the Annual Fund’s yearly goal of $10 million plus from alumni, parents, and friends; and to strengthen and maximize alumni participation. ... more >
Jan 29 - Giving USA 2014
(July 16, 2014) Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. ... more >
Jan 28 - Top Ten (Week of January 26, 2015): Helping Volunteers Fall in Love with the Mission
(Jan. 26, 2014) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including why you should start peer-to-peer fundraising this year; why selling alone can’t close your first “sale;” a cautionary case study on board management; monthly giving programs for the small shop; and more! ... more >
Jan 28 - Call for Research Papers in Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is accepting proposals under its Research Awards program with a deadline of April 30, 2015. Up to $10,000 is available and grant notifications will be made by the end of May with the expectation that the research will be completed by December 31, 2015. ... more >
Jan 28 - Technology: Fundraisers and Donors Not Yet on the Same Page
(Jan. 28, 2015) A new report by Give Central, a web-based donation platform, underscores the disconnect between the increasing ability and eagerness of nonprofits to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology—and the reluctance of donors to take advantage of the same. ... more >
Jan 26 - How to give to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada offers a range of convenient giving options. Select the option that's best for you! ... more >