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
Annual Giving & Alumni Relations: A Fundamental Partnership - September 11, 2014
Never before has Annual Giving and Alumni Relation’s ability to work together been so important! Alumni participation in your Annual Fund is critical to advancing the mission of your institution, and collaboration and partnerships between Alumni Relations & Annual Giving can increase both your fundraising total as well as create a happier alumni and donor constituency. Join us for an exciting discussion around the pros & cons of separate vs. integrated AG/AR offices, and ways to improve donor retention and alumni participation rates through these types of collaborations. Whether you are at an educational institution or not, you will receive best practices and real-world examples to help you in your own work in reaching out to your constituencies from our experienced panelists! Read more.
Donor Stewardship: The First - or Last? - Item on Your To-Do List - October 7, 2014
Donor stewardship is arguably one of the most important tasks a development professional can undertake in the course of a work week. But when you're busy with daily tasks, attending meetings and conference calls, planning your next big gala or golf tournament, or trying to close gifts at year-end, donor stewardship can often take a back seat to other priorities. Our panelists, who have built careers as expert stewards in non-profits of varying sizes, will arm attendees with easily implementable tricks of the trade, strategic tools to refresh the way you steward your donors, and help us overcome some of the common obstacles that can thwart successful donor stewardship. They will also touch upon an age-old question: if you have to pick just one, do you prioritize donor stewardship, or, donor cultivation? Read more.
October 7, 2014 Donor Stewardship: The First - or Last? - Item on Your To-Do List
September 11, 2014 Annual Giving & Alumni Relations: A Fundamental Partnership
ALSO OF INTEREST
May 29, 2014 ? Program Summary - The Billion Dollar Campaign: Is it all that Different? Read more
May 14, 2014 ? Program Summary - WID's Spring Annual Meeting Featuring Pat Brandes, Retired Executive Director, Barr Foundation Read more
May 6, 2014 ? Program Summary - The Art of the Ask: A Step-by-Step Dramatization Read more
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
Past Program Summaries
MOVING AND SHAKING
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