Welcome to WID
I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as President of Women in Development (WID). For over 32 years WID has played a crucial role to so many women in the development profession. Members of WID have a passion for and commitment to philanthropy which is inspiring both professionally and personally. We are so fortunate to have leaders, like our members, playing key roles in our community.
WID offers individuals the chance to continue to develop their skills through brown bag lunches, networking through our member services events, and offers small non profit shops a chance to be part of a competitive program called WID's Institute for Nonprofits (the Institute) which is dedicated to improving the fundraising skills of the non profit.
I would like to encourage everyone to be an advocate for WID. Spread the word about the wonderful programs we have throughout the year and encourage others to become members. I look forward to working with all of you during the upcoming year.
Megan H. Panek
President of WIDGB
Meet Megan Panek, President of Women In Development of Greater Boston
WID's Spring Event and Annual Meeting - May 22, 2013
On May 22, Sarah Libbey, President of Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity that sponsors the nation's largest donor-advised fund program, will be the keynote speaker at Women in Development of Greater Boston's Annual Spring Event and Annual Meeting. Ms. Libbey will share an overview of donor-advised funds and Fidelity Charitable's role in helping donors support the causes they care about and connecting nonprofit organizations to donors. Register today!
How to Raise Funds Overseas - June 6, 2013
Does your organization work overseas? Do you have alumni from all around the world? International fundraising has increasingly become an important aspect of many development offices as they increase their donor base and reach out to more prospects. Come and learn from individuals who raise funds from around the world. The session will focus on hands-on tips to successfully outreach to potential individuals worldwide and work with foundations and other donors that fund international work. Register today!
The Money in the Middle: Leadership Annual Gifts - June 17, 2013
Leadership Annual Gifts (a/k/a "special" and "gap" gifts) are often overlooked and under-appreciated in development strategy but in reality these mid-level donors are the anchor between the broad-based participation effort and a traditional major gifts program. Our speakers will address the structure and impact of their institution's leadership annual giving program; provide an overview of best practices and lessons learned; and most importantly, describe how gift officers steward these donors toward a long-term relationship with the organization. The panel presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Register today!
May 22, 2013 - Breakfast Meeting
WID's Spring Event and Annual Meeting
June 6, 2013 - Brown Bag
How to Raise Funds Overseas
June 17, 2013 - Brown Bag
The Money in the Middle: Leadership Annual Gifts
ALSO OF INTEREST
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
December 12, 2012 Program Summary - Strategic Questioning and Listening for Intent A Sure Path to Generous, Joyful, Inspired Giving Read more
November 27, 2012 Program Summary - How Can Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Teams Work Better Together to Achieve the Utopian Dream of Harmonious Integration? Read more
November 15, 2012 Program Summary - Creating, Building and Sustaining a Culture of Philanthropy Read more
October 31, 2012 Program Summary - WID Annual Meeting Read more
September 19, 2012 Program Summary - The Power of Gratitude - Does it Really Work? 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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