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
Peri Onipede

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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


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Pulse of Fundraising - May 2021

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Faces of WID - May 2021

Name: Chloe Kimball
Title & Organization: Sr. Associate of Annual Giving & Events at Women’s Lunch Place
WID Role: Member
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Lives Currently: Brookline, MA
Education: BA, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL)
Hobbies: Printmaking, apartment gardening, pasta making

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Movers and Shakers May 2021

We welcome our newest members:
Carolyn Bachman, Museum of Science
Stephanie Cogen, Future Chefs
Gianna Ferrini, Sacred Heart STEM School
Elizabeth Jones, The ARC of the South Shore
Hillary Leahy, Wellesley College
Alexandra Mahar, Scandinavian Learning Center
Shelly McPhail, National Consumer Law Center
Edith Millard, Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth
Elisa Vokt, MassBay Community College
Katie Welch, Cambridge Public Library Foundation

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Event Recap: Pay Inequity

WID Asks Why? Series: Pay Inequity

On April 14, 2021, a panel of non-profit professionals came together on the virtual stage to engage in a discussion on the important topic of pay inequity.

Faith Eutsay, Senior Consultant at Lindauer Global, thoughtfully moderated the discussion and asked the panel—Patricia D. Keenan, Vice President of Advancement, Community and Equity at Ellis, Ahmed Mohammed, Director of Talent Acquisition at Harvard Medical School, Andrea Silbert, President at Eos Foundation, and Sharon J. Stanczak, CFRE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Whitehead Institute—tough questions on the matter to shed light on the systemic problem of pay inequity.

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Event Recap: Ethics in Fundraising

Ethics in Fundraising

On April 27, 2021, a panel gathered to discuss best practices for developing gift and donor acceptance policies, making ethical decisions on how to work with donors, and how to graciously decline gifts from controversial funders. This program was generously sponsored by CCS Fundraising.

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Movers and Shakers April 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:
Michela Davola formerly Senior Development Manager, Boston Society of Architecture now Fundraising and Development Manager, Tufts School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Drug Development

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Pulse of Fundraising - April 2021

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Pulse of Fundraising - March 2021

Pulse of Fundraising
March is Women's History Month. As women in philanthropy, we are taking a moment to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of those in the field. 

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Faces of WID - March 2021

Name: Marybeth Oskowski 

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Movers and Shakers March 2021

Welcome to our newest members:
Jada Alexander,   Minds Matter Boston

Nicole Caiazzo,   City Year Boston
Cathy Canney,   Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Lina Canon
Divya Chaturvedi,   Saheli Inc.
Anne Cheung
Deborah Cutler-Ortiz,   Girls LEAP
Marcel Daniel,  Discover Your Pace
Megan Daniels
Yuko Handa,  Japan Society of Boston
Yvette Jordan
Jackney Joseph,  Boston Debate League
Joanna Karbel,  Howard Benevolent Society
Natalie Martinez,  Strong Women, Strong Girls
Sharon Mason,  Groundwork Lawrence
Melissa Moy
Joanne Murray,   Women's Fund Southcoast
Titi Ngwenya,   The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts
Emily Nolan,   Housing Families, Inc.
Donna Quirk,
Ashley Salvato,   New England Baptist Hospital

Charlotte Stout,   Housing Families, Inc.
Sara Suchman,   National Center for Montesorri in the Public Sector
Nancy Van Sciver,   Education for All Children/EFAC
Naomi Walker,   Olin College of Engineering
Charlotte Wittmann,  Tufts University
Joselyn Yrayta-Mart

February WID E-news

Call for Board Nominations

NominationExpand your professional network and help your development colleagues hone and sharpen skills for an ever-evolving industry. Women in Development of Greater Boston (WIDGB) is currently seeking nominees and expressions of interest for open positions on the Board of Directors. Both self-nominations and nominations of colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed.

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Movers and Shakers – February 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:

Erica Lawless, formerly Associate Director of Advancement, The Celebrity Series, now Senior Individual Giving Officer, The Celebrity Series

Jessica McNeill, formerly Development Coordinator, Harvard Business School, now Assistant Director of Annual and Reunion Giving at Harvard Business School.

Welcome to our newest members

Liz Albert, Mass Audubon
Stephanie Berkowitz, Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc,
Holly Bernene, Goodnow Library Foundation
Riley Berfeind, United South End Settlements
Samantha Cheung, Parkinson’s Foundation
Kimberly Hokanson, Museum of Fine Arts
Emily Jachym, Mission Grammar School
Jeremy Kadden
Chloe Kimball, Women’s Lunch Place
Audrey Loria, Wildflower Inc.
Sophia Naylor, Somerville Homeless Coalition
Wendy O’Keefe, Mass Audubon
Abisola Okuk, MIT Sloan School of Management
Katie Small, The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children With Cancer

Faces of WID – February 2021

Alicia's HeadshotName: Alicia Chick

Title & Organization: Individual Giving Manager at MENTOR – The National Mentoring Partnership

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The Pulse of Fundraising – February 2021

Pulse of Fundraising
Black History Month is here. Learn how nonprofits are striving to celebrate this special time and journey towards inclusion. These articles offer ways to give and strategies for fundraising campaigns during Black History Month and beyond.

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Program Recap: “Virtual Events 2.0″

Event Details and Headshots
On January 28, 2021, a panel gathered to discuss tips on best practices for achieving virtual event goals, how to maximize results, and ideas for post-event cultivation. This program was generously sponsored by CCS Fundraising.  

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