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Pulse of Fundraising - November 2021

Wondering where to start with end-of-year fundraising? Need a few pointers on QCDs and other tax-efficient ways to give? Look no further! WIDGB has you covered in this month's pulse of fundraising. 

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Recap Program November 2021

Roundtable Discussion: Come workshop your questions!
Sharing fundraising ideas and comparing strategies with peers have been extremely helpful tools for fundraisers in today’s ever-changing landscape. On Wednesday, October 27th, WIDGB hosted its first ever Virtual Roundtable Discussion in which attendees could pick three out of five breakout room topics. The topics of discussion included Recruiting & Onboarding in a Virtual World, Small Shop Fundraising, Planned Giving, Communications, and Foundation & Corporate Grant Fundraising. Takeaways included to how a small shop can schedule and prioritize stewardship in a packed Development calendar, essential planned giving language to include on your organization’s website, the most effective way to communicate your nonprofit's impact through success stories, and more!
 
Thank you to the facilitators of this Roundtable Discussion: Molly Richter (Assistant Director of Development, Mass General Brigham), Carmen Chan (Director of Philanthropy, Just a Start), Liz Cahn (President, Gift Planning and Fund Raising Services); Coralys Negretti (Director of Marketing and Communications, YW Boston), and Risa Shames (Principal, RS Consulting).

November 2021 Faces of WID

FACES OF WID- November 2021

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November 2021 Movers and Shakers

Welcome to our newest members:
Peter Barros, La Vida Scholars
Tricia Cheverie, New England Conservatory of Music
Connie Chin, Global Arts Live
Sara Conahan, Big Brother Big Sister of Eastern Massachusetts
Anabelle Hangen, William Raveis Real Estate, free lance musician
Beth Kass, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rachel Loughran, Boston University
Dianne Matukaitis Brown, Spruce Peak Arts
Amanda McKenney, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
Megan Murphy, Catholic Memorial
Debby Wiesen Kelly, DVAA

2022 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Women in Development of Greater Boston (WIDGB) is proud to announce their 2022 list of scholarship recipients. The six awardees were selected in Sepember from a pool of very worthy candidates and hail from a variety of nonprofit organizations. 

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Movers and Shakers October 2021

Welcome to our newest members:
Carmella Dion, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kaja Fickes, WGBH
Suzanne Fortier, HopeHealth
Amanda Grant, Massachusetts Historical Society
Jobelle Mesa, Boston Center for the Arts
Erin Meyler, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Katerina Pappas, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Carly Renshaw, CCS Fundraising
Carol Smith-Fachetti, Newton Country Day School

Faces of WID October 2021

FACES OF WID- June 2021

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Movers and Shakers September 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:

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Movers and Shakers August 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently moved to new positions:
Danielle Kempe, Development Manager Northeast for Dogs for Better Lives
Erica Leung Lawless, formerly Senior Individual Giving Officer, Celebrity Series of Boston, now Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts, FAS - Harvard University

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The Pulse of Fundraising - July 2021

Pulse of Fundraising

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Faces of WID- July 2021

FACES OF WID- July 2021
NameFPhoto of Felicity Beal with her family memberselicity Beal
Title & Organization: Director of Development at Somerville Homeless Coalition
WID Role: Member
Hometown: Derby, England (no I haven’t met the Queen but I have seen her in the flesh!)
Lives Currently: Arlington, MA 
Education: University of Lancaster, England
Hobbies: Jigsaw puzzles and hiding from my teen daughter and pre-teen twins!






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Movers and Shakers July 2021

We welcome our newest members:
Dipanwita Bhattacharyya, Perkins School for the Blind
Abigail Dusseldorp, Groundwork USA
Christina Gordon, Women's Foundation of Boston
Caroline Grassi, Boston Medical Center
Elizabeth Green, Three Sisters
Morgan Herman, Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Katherine McKay, College of the Holy Cross
Sarah Rose, SouthCoast Community Foundation
Bianca Sigh Ward, ACLU of Massachusetts
Heather Sullivan, Boston Architectural College

The Pulse of Fundraising - June 2021

Our workplaces, the communities we serve, and our donors are finding themselves in transition yet again as the Commonwealth re-opens after almost 15 months of closures and hybrid-services. Here are a few articles to help you navigate fundraising and the workplace as we find our new normal.
Person sitting at desk in front of a computer.  Large window in the background
Throughout the pandemic we saw exponential growth in digital fundraising. Here are a few examples of what a few organizations are doing right online. 
Quote: Post-covid, showing up to raise money will no longer mean always showing up in person. Rather it means show up as a person.
How fundraising has changed (or not changed) due to the pandemic is still very much in debate, but Abby Falik, founder of Global Citizen Year explores what this might mean for many of us moving forward: “Post-Covid, showing up to raise money will no longer mean always showing up in person. Rather it means showing up as a person.”
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One thing is clear for sure. There is no going back. Here are a few ways that the nonprofit sector can meet this moment in time. 
While we continue to adjust our strategies and provide the resources our communities require, it’s important that we remember to take care of ourselves and each other. 

Event Recap - Annual Spring Meeting

Event flier for WID's Annual Spring MeetingOn Thursday, June 10th Women in Development of Greater Boston hosted our Annual Spring Meeting over Zoom to an impassioned audience. After a moving opening from outgoing WID President Kellen Epstein, during which she thanked the legacy of women who came before her, she introduced the incoming WID President, Katie Quackenbush Spiegel. Katie charted the direction for WID, with a focus on growth, movement, and accessibility.

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FACES OF WID- June 2021

FACES OF WID- June 2021


Photo of Katie SpiegelNameKatie Quackenbush Spiegel
Title & Organization: Senior Director, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Massachusetts General Hospital
WID Role: President. Formerly VP, Brand; Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee; board member; and regular member since 2004
Hometown: Canton, NY (way up in the North Country, near the Canadian border)
Lives Currently: Milton, MA
Education: BA English, Creative Writing at Boston College; MS Print Journalism at Boston University
Hobbies: Travel, running (and since COVID, Peloton), painting, skiing, cooking and then eating it 








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Program Recap: Attracting, Retaining and Advancing Diverse Talent

Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Diverse Talent

Systemic racism continues to impede progress for people of color in every profession, including fundraising. Recent studies show that just 19% of employees at nonprofits identify as people of color while 30% of the US identifies as people of color – and only 13% of the Association of Fundraising Professionals members identified as non-white.

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Movers and Shakers June 2021

We welcome our newest members:
Cai Menyuan, Women's Lunch Place
Christine Casalini, Life Science Cares, Inc.
Denella Clark, Boston Arts Academy Foundation
Lori Correale, Rockport Music
Hannah Esbrook
Tricia Foster, Women's Foundation of Boston
Caroline Grassi, Boston Medical Center
Greta Hagen, RESPOND, Inc
Angela Haynes, The Carroll Center for the Blind
Kim Hodlin, Ipswich River Watershed Association
Stephanie Lowitt, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Event Recap - Community Centric Storytelling

"Why Do We Shape Our Stories from a Donor-Centric Perspective? Shifting Our Lens to Community-Centric Storytelling and Fundraising"

When we think about best practices in philanthropy, we often focus on how external stakeholders will receive our messages -- including donor appeals, grant proposals, and event programs. But why is this the appropriate approach and do these practices honor the stories of the communities we serve? To further advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the funding space, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions must re-examine how we communicate. Here are a few easy-to-implement changes that you can make in your organization today:

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Faces of WID- April 2021

FACES OF WID- APRIL 2021

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Pulse of Fundraising - May 2021

Pulse of Fundraising

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