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Welcome WID Members and Friends!

Meghan Seidman, President of WIDIt is my honor and privilege to serve as President of Women in Development of Greater Boston (WID). Since 1980, WID has been creating opportunities for members to connect, providing professional development, and carving out space for development professionals to share experiences and strategies to advance their careers.

This year marks WID's 35th anniversary! We have so much to celebrate 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 a calendar of sessions and workshops 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 in yourself and your career. Our mission is to promote and support the advancement of women in the development profession, and our goal is as important today as it was to the six women around the table 35 years ago. 

Warmest regards,

Meghan Seidman
President, Women in Development of Greater Boston


Webinar: Where to Focus Your Energy in a Small Shop - October 27, 2015

If there are only 40 hours in a work week, how do you know where to focus your time and energy? As a member of a small shop, you are aware of the challenges that come with prioritizing your limited time and financial resources in order to get the best bang for your buck, while balancing expectations from the top. In the first part of our small shop webinar series, we will hear from three panelists who play integral roles in their respective small shops. They will offer tried and true tips, tricks, and will serve as a platform for attendees to voice their own experiences and challenges of working in a small shop. Read more.

WID Fall Kick-off - Giving and Getting: Looking at Both Sides of Philanthropy- November 4, 2015

Guest Speaker: Heather Campion, Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Fund-raising is most successful when we understand a donor's mindset. How does the donor make decisions about giving? What does the donor want to "get" by giving? What does the donor need from us to want to give as generously as possible? Heather Campion will address these questions by sharing insights she has gained through her own professional experience: communicating impact and effectiveness; building partnerships that go beyond money; and using third-party validators to support fund-raising efforts. Read more.

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October 27, 2015 - Webinar: Where to Focus Your Energy in a Small Shop

November 4, 2015 - WID Fall Kick-off - Giving and Getting: Looking at Both Sides of Philanthropy


June 3, 2015 - Program Summary - "WID's Annual Spring Meeting - Lessons in Leadership" Read more

May 28, 2015 - Program Summary - "Passé or Sans Pareil? The State of Special Fund-raising Events" Read more

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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