Welcome to WID
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!
Heather Kispert Hagerty
President, Women in Development of Greater Boston
Meet Heather Kispert Hagerty
Event Based Fundraising: What's Hot and What's Not? - December 12, 2013
Tired of your auction? Is your fund-a-need effective? What are donors really looking for when they come to nonprofit events? Join WID for a panel discussion focused on current trends and best practices around event based fundraising. Hear from three different women about their nonprofit event experience and how they are incorporating unique strategies to maximize their event revenue. Register today!
A New Year's Resolution: Finding a Career That Fits You! - January 14, 2014 - Webinar
If your job is feeling a little too snug after your holiday indulgences, don't fret! Julie Holunga, a former Development professional and certified professional coach focusing on clients in career transition, will lead you through some career exercises to make you look and feel your best (without any restrictive diets!). Julie will give you tools to help you clarify your needs and find the right type of organization and role for you. This one hour program is designed for both development professionals looking to grow their careers and those interested in transitioning into development. Register today!
Fresh Ideas for Annual Giving - January 23, 2014
Never before has Annual Giving been so important! At the same time, social media and rapidly changing technologies are introducing new tools and presenting new challenges every day. Come and hear from a panel of annual giving experts about the new ideas they're using to enhance their annual fund's traditional direct mail, phone, and volunteer programs. This panel session will focus on hands-on tips to drive annual giving strategy for both small and big shops. Register today!
Fresh Ideas for Annual Giving - February 11, 2014
Join Tom Ahern as he guides you through his Six Sacred Realizations of Donor Communications. (Cue the soft music.) Realization #1. Your case for support is NOT about your organization's need for cash. It's about the savory, enticing opportunity you've put in front of the prospect. #2. Every donor communication sends a message. Unfortunately, it's often the wrong message.... etc. Register today!
December 12, 2013 - Brown Bag
Event Based Fundraising: What's Hot and What's Not?
January 14, 2014 - Webinar
A New Year's Resolution: Finding a Career That Fits You!
January 23, 2014 - Brown Bag
Fresh Ideas for Annual Giving
February 11, 2014 - Brown Bag
Following the Path to Donor Nirvana: The 6 Realizations Approach
ALSO OF INTEREST
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
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