Programs & Events

The value of your membership in WIDN is access to our monthly informative and interactive programs.  We send out registration opportunities with our monthly e-newsletter. Guests may attend up to two events at no cost, except the Winter Holiday Party and June Best Practices program which are members-only.

Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month, September through June, with informal networking starting at 11:30 (feel free to bring your lunch). Program presentation runs from 12:00 – 1:30 and is hosted by a different non-profit organization each time.

If you are not yet a member and are interesting in joining our group, please contact Sarah Schmidt at


Fundraising Professionals “Swap & Share”
Feb 2 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 2nd
Time: 11:45 Small Group Networking
   12:00 -1:00 Program
Venue: ZOOM Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to meeting.
Program Description:
Our February program will be a little different because it will be led by you! Our meeting will be a “swap and share.” The program committee is looking for volunteers to share successes and lessons learned last year. If you did something that turned out really great and you’ve been waiting for a chance to tell people all about it or tackled something that didn’t turn out exactly as you’d hoped – we’d love to hear it! Volunteers need to prepare their presentation in PowerPoint and be able to meet as a group for a dry run prior to February 2. Interested? Contact Jessica Ticus at or 847-602-0128.
Presenters: WIDN Member Panelists
Meeting participants will join their choice of break out sessions to discuss:
Embarking on a Capital Campaign During Covid, with Kathy Slaughter, Vice President of Development, YWCA Evanston/Northshore
Hosting a Successful Virtual Event, with Sara McGuire, Director of Development Roycemore School
*You must be a current WIDN member to attend. You can renew your membership or join WIDN via the link below.
Price: Free to current WIDN Members. Membership Registration
Getting the Most From Your CRM and Data – Shawna East
Mar 2 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm