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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.


Call for Nominations - 2016 National Philanthropy Day!

Nominate your favorite philanthropist, volunteer, or philanthropic organization for a prestigious award, and see them honored at a ceremony that celebrates the spirit of philanthropy in our region.

Read all the details here. Deadline is Monday, August 15, 2016 by 5:00pm.

 

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the 2017 AFP Western Massachusetts
Chapter’s Board of Directors  - Read more.  Deadline is Tuesday, August 30, 2016


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Aug 26 - Development Coordinator
Development Coordinator – Seeking highly motivated, responsible development professional with extensive Raiser’s Edge (or similar fundraising software) database experience for major national history museum. ... more >
Aug 26 - Development Officer
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Officer to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. ... more >
Aug 26 - Executive Assistant
Proteus Fund, Inc., is seeking a regular full-time Executive Assistant to work in its Amherst, Massachusetts office. ... more >
Aug 26 - Development Assistant
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Assistant to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. ... more >
Aug 19 - Administrative Assistant, PJ Library® Engagement Department
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), a results-driven, entrepreneurial non-profit organization headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its flagship program, PJ Library. PJ Library, an award-winning Jewish family engagement program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, strengthens Jewish identities and serves as an outreach and family engagement vehicle for communities and Jewish organizations. In partnership with hundreds of philanthropists and Jewish organizations, PJ Library delivers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to families raising Jewish children ages six months through eight years. ... more >
Aug 23 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 22, 2016): From Passion to Professionalism, Cardinal Rules and Deadly Sins, More!
(Aug. 22, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Aug 23 - Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement
(August 23, 2916) Corporations, like individual donors, require cultivation and stewardship in order to have the most rewarding relationship. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud, about what corporations are looking for in offering nonprofits support, the subject of her upcoming webinar, Corporations and What They Want in Today’s World of Employee Engagement, on August 31. ... more >
Aug 22 - Avoid These Major Missteps When Asking for Major Gifts (Part I)
(August 22, 2016) One of the biggest mistakes development directors make when trying to raise major gifts is not asking. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, discusses this and other shortcomings that fundraisers commonly make in this article. If you want to do more than avoid mistakes and become a major gifts master, check out her new online course. ... more >
Aug 18 - Philanthropy in Action!
Have a photo of philanthropy in action you want to share? Email paffairs@afpnet.org with your pic, a caption, and a short description of your organization. ... more >
Aug 16 - AFP Top Ten (Week of August 17, 2016): How Is Nonprofit Overhead Still a Thing, How Does It Feel NOT To Give, More!
(Aug. 17, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >