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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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Feb 26 - Grants Manager
Way Finders is a mission-oriented, nonprofit organization offering a fast-paced, professional work environment focused on achievement. We employ individuals with a strong commitment to excellence, a collaborative nature and the desire to make a difference. Way Finders is currently seeking an experienced professional to join its Resource Development team as a Grants Manage ... more >
Feb 15 - Major Gifts Officer
Historic Deerfield, a nationally-renowned cultural history museum located in Deerfield, MA, is seeking a highly-professional major gift officer to help take its Development program to the next level and to assist with a $10 million comprehensive campaign. ... more >
Oct 30 - 2017 National Philanthropy Day
Join us as we confer two President's Awards, to Robert (Bob) Perry and Beverly L. Herbert. ... more >
Jul 25 - 2016 National Philanthropy Day - Call for Nominations
Please help us recognize great philanthropic contributions of people around western Massachusetts. Nominate someone today! Deadline 8/1/2016. ... more >
Mar 21 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of March 19, 2018): Emailing Donors, Better Photos, Donor-Advised Photos & More!
(Mar. 19, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Mar 20 - Three Things You Need to Know About Hosting a Charity Auction
(Mar. 20, 2018) An auction can be one of the best ways to raise money for your cause—provided you know what you're doing, of course. Here's a bit of advice to help you get started. ... more >
Mar 20 - Mastering the Four Fundamentals of Diversity in Giving
The AFP Webinar on Diversity in Giving: Moving from Awareness to Action, presented by Alphonce J. Brown, Jr., ACFRE, and Dr. Janice Gow Pettey on March 14, highlighted the need for fundraising today to be tailored to the interests, value, and traditions of the many, replacing the one size fits all approach. ... more >
Mar 20 - AFP Young Professional Spotlight: Leah Heister
AFP talked with Leah Heister, one of our first Outstanding Young Professionals, about how she got involved in fundraising, what it’s like to work in the consulting field, and the importance of networking and mentoring. ... more >
Mar 20 - April is National Financial Literacy Month—Ways to Educate Donors About Financial and Charitable Planning
April 2018 is the 14th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month and an important opportunity for all charities to help educate donors about financial challenges and how planning—and including philanthropy in your planning—can help overcome those challenges. ... more >