February 2022 Faces of WID

Headshot of Carman ChanName:  Carmen Chan
Title & Organization: Director of Philanthropy, Just A Start
WID Role: Member
Hometown: Boston, MA (My home country is Hong Kong)
Lives Currently: Boston, MA
Education: BS in Journalism, Suffolk University
Hobbies: Lion dance (see me perform), arts, and outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and skiing.

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Movers and Shakers January 2022

Congratulations to our member who recently changed positions:
Marybeth Oskowski formerly Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, The Winsor School, now Senior Director of Development, Boston Latin School Association

Welcome to our newest members:
Katie Broach,  Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Arlene Bryer, Strategies for Youth
Caitlyn Burke, Brookline Community Foundation
Christina Capuzzi, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Kathleen Clute, Kathleen Clute Communications
Natalie Cote, Crossroads
Kristin Kilbourne O'Day, McLean Hospital
Darline Lalanne, New York Cares

Amy Lee, Middlesex Community College
Natalee Martin, Seacoast Science Center
Bridget Rodriguez, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Pamela Trempe, University of Southern Maine Foundation

Pulse of Fundraising - January 2022

As we head into 2022 our reading has been focused on growth, improvement, and hope for a brighter year. Whether your focus is individual giving or electronic communications, we hope you enjoy a tip or trick to help tighten your copywriting or enhance an upcoming campaign.

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Faces of WID - January 2022

Name:  Kathleen McCarthy
Title & Organization: Senior Associate Director, Stewardship Reporting, Boston University
WID Role: Member (since 1999)
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Lives Currently: West Roxbury, MA
Education: B.S., Marketing & Communications, Babson College

Hobbies: Spending time with family & friends, reading, and walking

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Program Recap: Practicing Inclusivity in Donor Relations and Stewardship

All who attended the WIDGB event on December 14, 2021, were really gifted a gift! What a professional honor, luggage of tips, and simply a treat in Donor Relations and Stewardship as discussed through the lens of diversity and embracing differences that awaited us! 

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Pulse of Fundraising - December 2021

Thinking about infusing some fresh ideas into your year end communications? Have you been thinking about ways to teach your own children about philanthropy. Look no further! WIDGB has you covered in this month's pulse of fundraising.  

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Movers and Shakers December 2021

Congratulations to our member who changed positions:
Kathleen Barosky formerly Senior Associate Director, Planned Giving, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & the Jimmy Fund; now Director of Gift Planning, Harvard Medical School

Welcome to our newest members:
Caitlin Bristow, Campbell & Company
Olivia Curreri, Boston Children's Hospital Trust
Anna Gordon, Tufts University - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Polly Lyman, Sea Education Foundation

Program Recap: Coffee with Sara Minkara

Headshot of Sara MinkaraThe WID Community is so grateful to have had the opportunity to hear from Sara Minkara, MPP in our virtual 2021 Fall Kick-Off: A Conversation Over Coffee with Sara Minkara on Wednesday, November 10. The inspiring, emotional, and informative conversation was moderated by Stacia Sylvia, who has been a WID member since 2014 and on the WID board since 2017. Stacia currently is the Director of Foundation Relations and Development Operations at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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Faces of WID - December 2021

Headshot of Molly, wearing a blue geometric patterned shirt and a green necklaceName:  Molly Richter
Title & Organization: Associate Director of Development, Talent Management at Massachusetts General Hospital
WID Role: At-Large Board Member, DEI Committee Member
Education: MBA from Boston University, BA from NYU
Hobbies: To quote Glennon Doyle, “What is fun? I don’t do fun. I am a grown-up. I do family, work, and trash TV. Repeat forever.”

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Pulse of Fundraising - November 2021

Wondering where to start with end-of-year fundraising? Need a few pointers on QCDs and other tax-efficient ways to give? Look no further! WIDGB has you covered in this month's pulse of fundraising. 

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Recap Program November 2021

Roundtable Discussion: Come workshop your questions!
Sharing fundraising ideas and comparing strategies with peers have been extremely helpful tools for fundraisers in today’s ever-changing landscape. On Wednesday, October 27th, WIDGB hosted its first ever Virtual Roundtable Discussion in which attendees could pick three out of five breakout room topics. The topics of discussion included Recruiting & Onboarding in a Virtual World, Small Shop Fundraising, Planned Giving, Communications, and Foundation & Corporate Grant Fundraising. Takeaways included to how a small shop can schedule and prioritize stewardship in a packed Development calendar, essential planned giving language to include on your organization’s website, the most effective way to communicate your nonprofit's impact through success stories, and more!
Thank you to the facilitators of this Roundtable Discussion: Molly Richter (Assistant Director of Development, Mass General Brigham), Carmen Chan (Director of Philanthropy, Just a Start), Liz Cahn (President, Gift Planning and Fund Raising Services); Coralys Negretti (Director of Marketing and Communications, YW Boston), and Risa Shames (Principal, RS Consulting).

November 2021 Faces of WID

FACES OF WID- November 2021

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November 2021 Movers and Shakers

Welcome to our newest members:
Peter Barros, La Vida Scholars
Tricia Cheverie, New England Conservatory of Music
Connie Chin, Global Arts Live
Sara Conahan, Big Brother Big Sister of Eastern Massachusetts
Anabelle Hangen, William Raveis Real Estate, free lance musician
Beth Kass, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rachel Loughran, Boston University
Dianne Matukaitis Brown, Spruce Peak Arts
Amanda McKenney, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
Megan Murphy, Catholic Memorial
Debby Wiesen Kelly, DVAA

2022 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Women in Development of Greater Boston (WIDGB) is proud to announce their 2022 list of scholarship recipients. The six awardees were selected in Sepember from a pool of very worthy candidates and hail from a variety of nonprofit organizations. 

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Movers and Shakers October 2021

Welcome to our newest members:
Carmella Dion, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kaja Fickes, WGBH
Suzanne Fortier, HopeHealth
Amanda Grant, Massachusetts Historical Society
Jobelle Mesa, Boston Center for the Arts
Erin Meyler, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Katerina Pappas, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Carly Renshaw, CCS Fundraising
Carol Smith-Fachetti, Newton Country Day School

Faces of WID October 2021

FACES OF WID- June 2021

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Movers and Shakers September 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently changed positions:

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Movers and Shakers August 2021

Congratulations to our members who have recently moved to new positions:
Danielle Kempe, Development Manager Northeast for Dogs for Better Lives
Erica Leung Lawless, formerly Senior Individual Giving Officer, Celebrity Series of Boston, now Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts, FAS - Harvard University

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The Pulse of Fundraising - July 2021

Pulse of Fundraising

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Faces of WID- July 2021

FACES OF WID- July 2021
NameFPhoto of Felicity Beal with her family memberselicity Beal
Title & Organization: Director of Development at Somerville Homeless Coalition
WID Role: Member
Hometown: Derby, England (no I haven’t met the Queen but I have seen her in the flesh!)
Lives Currently: Arlington, MA 
Education: University of Lancaster, England
Hobbies: Jigsaw puzzles and hiding from my teen daughter and pre-teen twins!

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