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The Pulse of Fundraising – February 2021

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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″

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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”

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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

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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”

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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

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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”

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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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November WID E-news

The Pulse of Fundraising – November 2020

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Wondering where to start with End-of-year fundraising? Need a few pointers to freshen up your materials? Look no further! WID has you covered in this month’s pulse of fundraising.



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Faces of WID - November 2020

Cailyn CarrName: Cailyn Carr 

Title & Organization: Development Associate, My Life My Choice 


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WID Announces First Ever Scholarship Program!

Women in Development of Greater Boston is thrilled to announce our first-ever Scholarship Program for the 2021 year.

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Program Recap: “Major Gifts During a Global Pandemic – The Way Forward”

On October 27, 2020, WID brought to light a question that many within the development profession are asking themselves daily. How do we continue moving forward with our major gifts program during a global pandemic? This program, sponsored by CCS Fundraising, gave attendees concrete suggestions from both fundraisers and donors alike, that although much has changed around us, the basics remain. We still need to continue making those asks, reach out to our constituents and building deeper connections with our donor base.

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