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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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The Rewards & Pitfalls of Working With Your Board – Three Perspectives - April 15, 2015

Boards have the potential to make or break any organization, particularly nonprofits. Ultimately responsible for a program's fiscal and legal health, policy development, CEO oversight, and more, board members are critical to a successful fundraising program. Yet how best to align the time, treasure, and talents of the board with the goals of the development office is not always simple – or easy. For a conversation on building an effective partnership with your board, along with a dash of the good, the bad, and the ugly from the frontlines, join WID for this lively panel discussion. Read more.

Is the Feasibility Study Dead? Or, Has It Just Been Reinvented? - April 29, 2015

According to Dictionary.com, the feasibility study can be defined as "a study designed to determine the practicality of a system or plan." Summed up in these 12 words, the feasibility study seems so simple - and fundamental. Read more.

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April 15, 2015 - The Rewards & Pitfalls of Working With Your Board – Three Perspectives

April 29, 2015 - Is the Feasibility Study Dead? Or, Has It Just Been Reinvented?


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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