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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,   Yot.me
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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Program Recap: “Building a Pipeline of Institutional Funders: A deep dive into grant programs”

Stacia Silvia Headshot
On February 11, 2021, Stacia Silvia, Director of Foundation Relations and Development Operations at MAB Community Services, shared a crash course on grants, and answered participant questions. This lunch and learn was sponsored by CCS Fundraising.

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January WID E-news

The Pulse of Fundraising – January 2021

Pulse of Fundraising

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Movers and Shakers – January 2021

Welcome to our newest members:

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Faces of WID – January 2021

Jeanne's HeadshotName: Jeanne Kinch

Title & Organization: Director of Development, Gloucester Stage Company


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December WID E-news

Program Recap: “Maximizing Life Science Partnerships”

Details of virtual event date-time with images of speakers
On December 3, 2020, WID asked a very basic, yet complicated question: How does a fundraiser make inroads with Corporate Social Responsibility programs in the Life Sciences?

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Movers and Shakers – December 2020

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:

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Faces of WID – December 2020

Dominique Calixte

Name: Dominique Calixte
Title & Organization: Associate Director of Annual Giving & Special Events, YW Boston



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The Pulse of Fundraising – December 2020

Pulse of Fundraising

As we reflect on the past year, learn more about the impact of virtual events, tax deductions for donations, and reactions from nonprofits to Biden’s presidential win in this month’s Pulse of Fundraising.

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Movers and Shakers – November 2020

Congratulations to our member who has recently changed positions:

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WID Asks Why

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Personally and professionally, many of us have been asking ourselves questions about the state of our world, particularly with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as racial and social injustice. Instead of grappling with these challenges individually, we thought that our community could benefit from coming together and growing our understanding by exploring these topics through the lens of philanthropy.

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Program Recap: “WID 2020 Fall Kick-Off – Together Apart: WID Virtual Networking & Stories from the Desk of Mayor Yvonne Spicer”

Yvonne Spicer Headshot

The morning began with greetings from WID’s President, Kellen Epstein and two 15-minute networking sessions. It was a wonderful way to start the morning and was a fun, virtual replacement for the normal networking that would happen in the room at a WID event.

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