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October WID E-news

Movers and Shakers – October 2020

Congratulations to our member who has recently changed positions:

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Faces of WID - October 2020

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Name: Joyce MacDonald
Title & Organization: Assistant Director of Development, Women’s Philanthropy, Greater Boston Food Bank


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The Pulse of Fundraising – October 2020

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The past several months has forced nonprofits to take a deeper look at how they operate, raise funds and keep people engaged in their mission. As we look towards our future, and in the spirit of new beginnings, it’s important to reflect on what we’ve learned, where we can grow and how we can better position ourselves moving forward.
 




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September WID E-News

Introducing our New to the Profession Membership

New to Development? You belong here.

WIDGB has some big news: We created a new, lower-cost membership level for those Women in Development who are new to the field!
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The Pulse of Fundraising – September 2020

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There’s no doubt about it, this year is anything but ordinary. Wondering how to move forward during a crisis? We have you covered. Check out these tips for successful end of year of fundraising.

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Faces of WID - September 2020

Jessica TelemaqueName: Jessica Telemaque

Title & Organization: Senior Development Officer, Animal Rescue League of Boston


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Movers and Shakers – September 2020

Welcome to our newest members:

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Program Recap: “Small Shop Talk: Inside the World of Small Shop Fundraising”

On July 22, 2020, WID took a deep dive into the “small ponds” of the development world. “Small Shop Talk: Inside the World of Small Shop Fundraising,” one of a series of free summer webinars sponsored by CCS Fundraising, was moderated by Raquel Rosenblatt, Chief Development Officer of The Dimock Center.

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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,
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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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