**Important Information for June 5, 2018 Meeting**

Attention – Member perk! Action Required on your part if you’d like to save $$.

Our June 5 meeting features Carl Davis, Major Gifts Officer for The Rotary Foundation and author of Because Donors Want to Share: A Donor-Centric Approach to Individual Fundraising.  His book will be available for $10 for WIDN members and $25 for guests. 

Carl’s book will be available for $10 in cash at the meeting for WIDN members who register for the meeting prior to May 25, indicate that they would like the book with their registration AND attend the meeting on June 5. You can also purchase the book online.  

We apologize in advance but we will not be able to provide books for WIDN members who register after Friday, May 25 and will only be providing one book per WIDN member who attends the meeting.  If you do indicate you want a book, please bring $10 in cash.  If you are not able to make the meeting, please do not sign up and request a book.  WIDN is generously subsidizing the cost of the book which is sold online for $25 as a membership perk.  This benefit replaces the December luncheon which was offered in prior years.

Any nonmembers can request a book for $25 but need to email Lisa (lisafrey1028@gmail.com) prior to May 25 and bring $25 CASH to the meeting.


Thank you to Marcia Lipetz for her informative talk on Fund Development Planning and Evaluation. Members can access her slides and evaluation chart on the members-only Resource page.


Founded in 1985, Women in Development North (WIDN) 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. We currently have about 80 members.

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


Fundraising After Tax Reform: Helping donors accomplish their philanthropic goals after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 @ Rotary International
Jun 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Topics to be covered include:

· How will the tax law changes impact my donors?

· How do I plan my fundraising based on the new changes?

· What donors do I need to reach out to now and what do I tell them?

· What tools will I use now?

· What tools will I stop using?

· How do I raise more money than I did before given the new tax law?

Parking: Please leave time for parking knowing that the meters have time restrictions. We recommend using the paid garage at (Sherman Plaza Self Park, 821 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201;


Enter from Davis Street or Benson Ave.; 847-491-6908) and walk a couple blocks to One Rotary Center (1560 Sherman Ave at Grove Street).

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

Women in Development North