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Spring 2024 Annual Meeting Breakfast
Friday, June 14, 2024, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Category: Special Events


Sponsored by

Featuring guest speaker

Yolanda Coentro, President and CEO, The Institute for Nonprofit Practice(INP)

Leading with Authenticity:
Empowering Impact in Philanthropy

Join WID for an engaging morning exploring the evolving landscape of nonprofits and the emerging trends in philanthropy. We'll discuss the challenges and opportunities nonprofits face locally and nationally, sharing personal journeys in fundraising and leadership. The program will highlight innovative fundraising strategies, the power of relationships in philanthropy, and ways to sustain ourselves through the work's challenges. We'll examine how fundraising professionals can engage with funders in new and more equitable ways, pushing the field toward more impactful practices. Our dialogue will also touch on how to best grow and leverage our networks and the importance of lifting each other up as fundraisers, drawing on our professional experiences.

Gain insights, share experiences, and be inspired by authentic leadership in the nonprofit sector. This empowering presentation underscores the importance of authenticity, collaboration, and innovation in nonprofit philanthropy, leaving you equipped to navigate the challenges ahead.

Friday, June 14

Breakfast and Networking, 8:30-9:30am
Program: 9:30-10:30am

Westin Copley Place 
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Discounted valet parking available at the Westin Hotel - $30
Member Cost: $45 (before early member registration deadline of Friday, June 7, 2024)
Non-member and late member registrants (after June 7,  2024) - $65
Tables of 10 may be purchased for $500 
Space is Limited
 No refunds within 7 days of program



Yolanda Coentro is the President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice(INP), working to equip social impact leaders across the country with the skills, resources, networks, and confidence they need to boldly advance their organizations and missions, creating a more equitable future for all.

Under Yolanda’s leadership, INP has expanded its nationally-recognized leadership development programs and alumni network, and launched new initiatives including the Black Leadership Institute(BLI) – a national leadership development fellowship – substantially increasing program impacts focused on building social sector effectiveness and promoting racial and gender equity.

Named to The NonProfit Times’ “Power & Influence Top 50,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “15 More People Changing the Nonprofit World,” and the Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50 Movement Makers,” Yolanda is the recipient of the 2021 SCI Idealist Award, the Moakley Public Service Award, and the Barr Fellowship. In 2023, she was named CVS Health’s Female Leader of the Year.

Yolanda has consulted with nonprofits and companies across sectors to advance organizational change and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives. Prior to being named President and CEO of INP in 2016, Yolanda held leadership roles at distinguished organizations within the greater Boston area, including The Home for Little Wanderers, YWCA Boston, and Horizons for Homeless Children.

A nationally and locally recognized social impact leader, Yolanda serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and the Center for State Policy Analysis. She currently serves as an ambassador for the Trust-Based PhilanthropyProject. Yolanda is also active on the Eastern Bank Board of Ambassadors and as a LEAP Ambassador, previously holding seats on the board of The BASE, Silver Lining Mentoring, and Independent Sector’s Public Policy Committee.

Yolanda is a proud alum of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and a graduate of Boston College where she earned a BA and an MSW.