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Welcome WID Members and Friends!

WID Celebrating 35 YearsIt is my honor and privilege to serve as President of Women in Development of Greater Boston (WID). Since 1980, WID has been a leader in the development community, providing opportunities for members to network, share expertise, and further enhance their skills.

This year marks WID's 35th anniversary! We have so much to celebrate and reflect on as we honor this milestone. More than three decades ago, six women gathered together to build a network to support women in the development field. Now, we proudly provide professional development opportunities for 700+ members, including 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.

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. Explore your own development career path by becoming involved with one of our many active committees or by serving as a speaker.

If you are not yet a member, now is the time to sign-up! Membership in Women in Development is an investment not just in yourself and your career, but in an organization whose mission to promote and support the advancement of women in the development profession is as important today as it was to the six women around the table 35 years ago.

Warmest regards,

Heather Kispert Hagerty
President, Women in Development of Greater Boston
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Passé or Sans Pareil? The State of Special Fund-raising Events - May 28, 2015

A recent front page article of The Boston Globe was devoted to signature events hosted by non-profit organizations and cited that: "A painful annual ritual has just begun in Boston's corporate community, a test of stamina, the limits of compassion, and the palate." Read more.

WID's Annual Spring Meeting - Lesson in Leadership Featuring Helen G. Drinan - June 3, 2015

Helen G. Drinan, the eighth President of Simmons College, has used her extensive leadership experience to guide Simmons to a position of financial, academic, and operational strength. A recognized expert on women's education as a pathway to success, Ms. Drinan has been honored by numerous organizations including Strong Women Strong Girls, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Woman LEAD, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce for her work on behalf of women's and girls' education and leadership. She has been interviewed by and written for national and regional media outlets including National Public Radio, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Business Journal. Ms. Drinan is a member of the Advisory Council of the Women in Public Service Project; 2020 Women on Boards; the Massachusetts Women's Forum; Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Board of Directors; and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM). Previously, Ms. Drinan was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Caritas Christi Health Care, President and CEO of the Society of Human Resources Management, and Executive Vice President of Human Resources for BankBoston. Read more.

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June 3, 2015 - WID's Annual Spring Meeting - Lessons in Leadership

May 28, 2015 - Passé or Sans Pareil? The State of Special Fund-raising Events


December 3, 2014 - Program Summary - "Storytelling Through Video & Social Media" Read more

November 4, 2014 - Program Summary - Expert Advice: "Never Take No for an Answer!" Read more

October 7, 2014 - Program Summary - Donor Stewardship: The First - or Last? - Item on Your To-Do List Read more

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

Past Program Summaries


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