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It is my honor and privilege to serve as President of Women in Development of Greater Boston (WID). For more than three decades, WID has been a leader in the development community, providing opportunities for members to network and further enhance their skills. We can count among our ranks some of the leading senior development professionals in the greater Boston area, who are committed to sharing their own knowledge and experience with fellow members.

I encourage you to take advantage of all that a WID membership as to offer. Whether attending a Brown Bag Lunch, a members-only networking "round robin" evening social, or hearing a leading philanthropist or industry expert speak at our Fall or Spring program, you have a unique opportunity to connect with fellow development professionals across a variety of industries and fields. WID's Institute for Nonprofits, one of our hallmark programs, has provided more than 100 organizations with fundraising workshops and mentorship to "small shops" since its inception. Explore your own development career path by becoming involved with one of our many active committees or by serving as a speaker.

Whether you are a brand new member or a longtime supporter, make this the year that you attend a WID event. We look forward to seeing you!

Warmest regards,

Heather Kispert Hagerty
President, Women in Development of Greater Boston
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The Art of the Ask: A Step-by-Step Dramatization - Brown Bag Lunch - May 6, 2014

As fundraisers we all know that good preparation for a major gift ask sometimes turns us into playwrights, creating leading roles for ourselves or others in our organization and to do so successfully requires skill, timing, and when all else fails, a sense of humor. These dialogues, whether scripted in our heads or actually committed to paper, serve as a guide to navigate what could potentially be an awkward conversation. Read more.

SAVE THE DATE: May 14, 2014 - WID Spring Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker: Pat Brandes, Retired Executive Director, Barr Foundation. Register.

 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

May 6, 2014 - Brown Bag Lunch
The Art of the Ask: A Step-by-Step Dramatization

SAVE THE DATE: May 14, 2014 - WID Spring Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker: Pat Brandes, Executive Director, Barr Foundation

ALSO OF INTEREST

April 7, 2014 – Program Summary - Prospect Management: Effective Resources for Moving Relationships Forward Read more

January 23, 2014 – Program Summary - Fresh Ideas for Annual Giving Read more

November 5, 2013 – Program Summary - "WID Fall Kick-Off Event" Read more

September 26, 2013 – Program Summary - "International Fundraising: "How to Raise Funds Overseas" Read more

May 22, 2013 – Program Summary - WID's Spring Event and Annual Meeting Read more

April 11, 2013 – Program Summary - Planned Giving: A Primer Read more

March 14, 2013 – Program Summary - Who Does What? Designing Effective Management and Staffing Models for Non-Profit Events. Read more

January 17, 2013 – Program Summary - Build the Board You Need Now! Read more

Past Program Summaries

MOVING AND SHAKING

Keep up to date with fellow WID members on the move, and welcome our new members!

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