Upcoming Meeting
Our semi-annual Volunteer Luncheon is back!  On Tuesday, May 7 we will gather at the Woman’s Club of Evanston to celebrate volunteers.  Members and non-members are welcome to attend this event.
Guest speaker is Monique Brunson Jones, President & CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation.
Volunteers accompanying members are free; members pay $25.  Non-members are encouraged to attend and bring a volunteer at a cost of $25/attendee.  One volunteer/organization is invited to attend.
A delicious lunch will be catered by Food for Thought.
RSVP to emclawson@gmail.com.

April Meeting Recap

Thanks to Randi Frank and Sarah Theriault who provided an informative discussion of the process to become a CFRE.  Members can find meeting materials on our Members Only page.

 Women in Development meetings are free to members who pay annual dues of $50/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  Information on Current and Upcoming Productions and Obtain the Discount Code.


Founded in 1985, Women in Development North is dedicated to advancing professionals the development with education and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition and 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 ($40) 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