It’s time to renew your membership and join Women in Development! 

We have great programs planned for the 2019-20 year which launches on September 10.  You won’t want to miss our program entitled “Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning?” We’ll also update members on our own strategic planning efforts!   You can renew your membership here.   Membership dues are a great bargain – only $50 (after 10/1 dues increase to $55) for ten monthly programs featuring dynamic speakers on topics ranging from career planning to corporate giving.  The meetings are also a great opportunity to network and learn from colleagues.or

June Board Meeting

WIDN Bd Mtg 6.19.19

Women in Development North meetings are free to members who pay annual dues of $50 per year. Guests may attend two programs without charge prior to joining.

 WIDN Members Get Discounts at the Goodman Theater – Visit our members only Resources Page to find  productions and obtain the discount code.


Founded in 1985, Women in Development North is dedicated to advancing professionals in the development field by providing educational and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition as well as individuals with other professional ties to development.

WIDN provides members with monthly meetings on key development concepts and issues. We hold our meetings in various locations throughout the northern suburbs so that you will find them easily accessible.

Women in Development North is an approved provider of continuing education credit for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Most of our events are eligible for CFRE points; see program descriptions for details.

Our reasonable annual membership ($50) and our emphasis on timely topics has translated into a robust organization.

As the co-founder of WIDN over 30 years ago, I am both delighted and impressed to see how the organization has grown and continues to provide such wonderful support for development professionals.  The varied topics presented at our meetings are so important, as they increase our knowledge and sharpen our abilities to raise funds for our nonprofit organizations and clients. -Francine Friedman, CFRE


We invite you to browse the WIDN website and contact us for more informatiON.

Women in Development North