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The Pulse of Fundraising – Summer 2020

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Remember how every summer as a kid you would have a Summer Reading List? Well, this summer is no different!

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Program Recap: “Building Inclusion of People with Disabilities into Your Organization’s Mindset”

Highlights from “Building Inclusion of People with Disabilities into Your Organization’s Mindset” by Rachel Jellinek

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WID’s Annual Meeting Elects 8 New Board Members!

Over 100 attendees joined us on Thursday, June 11, for our reimagined virtual Annual Meeting.  WID’s President, Kellen Epstein, shared an update about the organization’s plans for the future. We also elected our new board members and paid tribute to our retiring board members.

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Program Recap: Fostering a Joyful Work Environment with Guest Speaker Peggy Burns

Headshot Peggy BurnsOver 100 attendees joined us for a webinar with “Joy Ambassador” Peggy Burns, Associate Dean, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where she discussed the importance of fostering joy to improve employee satisfaction and success in the workplace.

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WID’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement

Development is creative work, enriched by the individuality of the professionals advancing the philanthropic community’s myriad missions and services. WID is committed to build, sustain, and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that reflects and enhances this creativity. 

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Movers and Shakers - June 2020

Welcome to our newest members:

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Faces of WID - Summer 2020

Headshot Jyothsna BuddharajuName: Jyothsna Buddharaju

Title & Organization: Senior Director of Special Initiatives, Boston University


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The Pulse of Fundraising – June 2020

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Nonprofits leaders continue to look forward in many ways. At the top of this conversation is how is the fundraising profession a more responsible partner to the black community?

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A Message from Women in Development of Greater Boston’s President

As the President of WID, and as an individual, I am sad and angry about recent events brought about by white supremacy, white privilege, racism, and police brutality towards members of the black community. In this moment, I want to acknowledge the pain and let you know that as an organization, WID is grieving.
 
In Fall of 2019, we launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, but the past few days have made very clear that we as a society, and we as an organization, aren’t doing enough. As a predominantly white organization and professional field, we have an obligation to condemn recent events, including the police murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. We also have an obligation to confront and disrupt the structural racism that has persisted in our country for centuries.
 
As a leader in the development space, WID as an organization can’t lead without learning and we can’t learn without listening. We want to amplify the voices of our members and other organizations doing the important work of building a more just society by dismantling systemic racism and social injustice. We are committed to investing in our own diversity as an organization and to offering resources and opportunities for educating and taking action together in our upcoming programming year. Through this work, we will strive to find our own voice and role to create much needed change.
 
Sincerely,
Kellen's Signature
Kellen Epstein

The Pulse of Fundraising – May 2020

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Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?
We know as a busy development professional, taking care of your mental health isn’t always at the top of your list. This month, make a promise to take a moment to check-in with yourself. 

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Movers and Shakers – May 2020

Welcome to our newest members:

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Faces of WID - May 2020

Joana OrtizName:  Joana Ortiz

Title & Organization: Interim Executive Director, Boston Women’s Workforce Council


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Webinar Recap: Lesson Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis

On Thursday, May 7, 2020 WID held a webinar featuring a panel of 4 speakers representing the healthcare, higher education, social services, and arts sectors who spoke about how they are managing teams responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Webinar Recap: Donor Motivations in Times of Crisis with Mike Sheehan

On April 28, 2020 Women in Development, in partnership with CCS Fundraising and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts, presented a webinar “Donor Motivations in Times of Crisis with Mike Sheehan”

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Webinar Recap: Fundraising in a Virtual World: Stories From the Front Line

On April 20, 2020 Women in Development, in partnership with CCS Fundraising and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts, presented a webinar on “Fundraising in a Virtual World: Stories From the Front Line”

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Webinar Recap: “One Month Down: Lessons Learned & Planning for the Next 100 Days”

On April 13, 2020 Women in Development, in partnership with CCS Fundraising and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts, presented a webinar on “One Month Down: Lessons Learned & Planning for the Next 100 Days”

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A Message to Our Members

This video was created by the co-chairs of WID’s Marketing & Communications Committee.

The Pulse of Fundraising – April 2020

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April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. 
At WIDGB, we are so thankful for each member and volunteer who makes our organization stronger. As we continue to navigate the paths of our organizations during this crisis, here are two resources that may help you as you consider the people who volunteer for your organization:

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Faces of WID - April 2020

Elsa Gomes BondlowName: Elsa Gomes Bondlow       

Title & Organization: Vice President of Growth and Partnership Development, Building Impact


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Movers and Shakers – April 2020

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:

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