A big thank you to Jennifer Spueler, GOnser Gerber Institute!

Our June meeting welcomed Jennifer Spueler, Executive Director of the Gonser Gerber Institute.  Jennifer presented an inspiring discussion on what we need as development professionals to grow in our careers.  Please log in to access her presentation.

Have a great summer and we’ll see you on September 10 for an exciting program entitled “Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning? We’ll also take come time to talk about WIDN’s very own strategic planning effort. See you there!

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