Below are a series of questions (and answers!) to help you learn more about WID:

Who belongs to WID?

WID members are comprised of women and men who, collectively, share an interest in the world of development. While members primarily live in the Greater Boston area, we welcome members from across the country and the world. Together we represent a diverse community of social and human interests and are committed to progress made possible by philanthropic support.


What are the WID annual membership fees?

There are several open membership options:
  • Nonprofit Membership ($110): Individuals who support the mission of WID and are or have been affiliated with nonprofit organizations and are responsible for generating funds or providing operational support.
  • Affiliate/Consultant/Vendor Membership ($175): Individuals who support the mission of WID and are seeking to transition from the for-profit sector, or who currently work in an affiliated for-profit business or industry.
  • New to the Development Profession ($50 for 1 year): This level is special for individuals who have worked in the development professional for 0-3 years. Click here to see a full list of eligibility requirements. Note: This membership will be a one-year membership and will be renewable at the regular $110 Nonprofit Member rate.
  • Institute for Nonprofit Practice Alumni ($25): Individuals who have completed the INP Program are eligible for a special rate. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
  • Scholarship Awardee ($0):  See eligibility requirement and application here.

What are the membership benefits?

Membership of WID, greater Boston provides an extensive array of educational and networking opportunities to development professionals. Your WID membership entitles you to the following perks:

  • Invitations to In-person and Virtual Programs at Discounted Rates
  • A Member-Only Online Forum to pose pressing questions to the membership community about your work
  • Special Member-Only Events
  • Access to a Library of Recorded Programs
  • Post Job Openings at a Discounted Rate
  • Access to the WID Membership Directory  - Great for networking!
  • Volunteer Opportunities on WID Committees
  • Knowledge of trends and best practices influencing the philanthropic landscape

How do I join WID?

To become a member of WID, sign up through the Become a Member form to purchase your membership. Questions? Contact the WID office at [email protected].

How can I make the most of my involvement with WID?

Capitalize on your membership by attending our events, networking with fellow members, posting a question on the WID member only forum and volunteering to work on a committee.

What type of programming is offered by WID?

WID offers a series of in person and virtual events throughout the year to engage and educate its membership. Review our Events to learn about past and upcoming opportunities to enhance your professional development.

How can a WID membership advance my career?

Whether development is your profession or a personal interest, you are inspired by an organization’s mission and believe in the power a gift can have to enact change. We do, too. Join us. For additional information or to join WID today, please contact the WID office at [email protected].