WID's 2021-2022 Annual Event Bundle
WID is happy to announce that the limited-time Annual Event Bundle is back! This members-only offer for the 2021-2022 event season gives you the opportunity to attend nearly ALL virtual and in-person WID-hosted events for the year for $250.*
Purchase your Bundle by October 29th to maximize your year ahead with WID!
*Please note that this Bundle does not include the April Luncheon or Woman of Achievement and may exclude certain other partnership events.
Bundle purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that giving this code to anyone besides the purchaser is strictly prohibited.
Refund policy: Bundle purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that giving this code to anyone besides the purchaser is strictly prohibited.
By registering for this Women In Development (WID), New York event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.
President's Council Presents
Inside Executive Search Firms:
What Development Professionals Need to Know
Thursday, November 4, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for WID Members | $35 for Non-Members
FREE for President's Council Members and Bundle Holders
Search Consultant and Director of Search Management, Aspen Leadership Group
Co-Owner/Co-Managing Director, Howe-Lewis
CEO, Lindauer Global
It feels like a “badge of honor” to be contacted by a prestigious executive search firm about a plum job opening. Whether we are asked to apply ourselves or asked to suggest names of suitable candidates, we know we are counted among the top professionals in the field.
Please join us on November 4th, as the WID President’s Council presents a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with three outstanding leaders of major executive search firms and hear about the process of identification and recruitment of candidates. We will ask them key questions, such as how to “enter” executive firms’ databases; how to be considered and contacted for key positions; how to become a viable candidate; and much more.
We will come away with a clearer view of the recruitment process and how to become a sought-after candidate for the high-level opportunities we deserve.
Felicia Garcia-Hartstein serves as Search Consultant and Director for Search Management at Aspen Leadership Group (ALG), which helps nonprofit leaders recruit diverse, inclusive, and high-performing advancement teams. She helps lead the search management team, where she works to continuously improve ALG’s endeavor in recruiting exceptional talent and helping candidates navigate successful careers.
Prior to joining ALG, Felicia served as Executive Director of Presidential Advancement at the University of Rochester, where she worked closely with the President of the University, Board of Trustees, and VP of Advancement in order to engage the University’s alumni and friends. Additionally, she has a breadth of advancement experience including fundraising for an academic unit, regional fundraising, involvement in a $1.2 billion campaign from start to finish, and building a volunteer engagement program from the ground up. Previously, she worked for a Fortune 100 financial services company, TIAA, in Denver, Colorado.
She holds an MBA and a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Chicano Studies, both from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She is a Board Member of the AFP Genesee Valley Chapter and serves as its Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Chair. She is also a member of her town's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board.
Esther Rosenberg is Co-Owner of the executive search firm, Howe-Lewis International. She has conducted searches for local, national, and global health, education, human services, advocacy, cultural and community-based organizations. The firm recruits C-suite executives across the board and has a particular specialty in advancement searches. Esther started her executive search career at Korn/Ferry. Her earlier experience was in the not-for-profit community with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera, and Case Western Reserve University, Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she attended the American University of Paris and received both a BA and an MA in French from Case Western Reserve University.
Deb Taft is CEO of Lindauer, a premier executive search and talent firm serving the nonprofit profession with deep expertise in advancement. An innovative leader in the education, healthcare/academic medicine, youth services and voluntary sectors, Deb was Senior EVP and Managing Director for Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) in Chicago, overseeing all domestic and global philanthropic consulting practices.
She previously served as Chief Development Officer and Interim Chief Strategy Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA and held prior executive roles at Simmons College, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, and Concord Academy. She serves on the Editorial Board of Giving USA, the Boards of the Giving Institute and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and recently completed her service and leadership of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in Washington, DC. Deb continues to advance inclusion and equity in nonprofit leadership including through her service on the steering committee for Allies in Action for Women of Color in Philanthropy (WŌC) and through various appointed leadership roles for CASE, GSEMA, and HRC.
Deb was a founding team member of City Year, which today has youth service teams in more than 31 regions across the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. She was honored as a Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Leading Woman in 2019 and as a 2021 member of the YW Boston Academy of Women Achievers. A renowned speaker and facilitator, Deb holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Simmons School of Management.
Women In Development, New York (WID) accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WID events.
By registering for this Women In Development, New York event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.
Insider Look with UJA-Federation of New York
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Member rate: $25 | Non-Member rate: $35
UJA-Federation of New York, the country’s largest Jewish nonprofit, raised $249.6 million in support of its programs and services during the pandemic – a nine percent increase over the preceding year. Join us online to hear the story behind UJA’s success. The Insider Look (previously known as the Insider Breakfast) Series features a virtual presentation followed by a Q&A session.
WID is pleased to welcome UJA-Federation of New York panelists:
Denise Gordon, Vice President, Philanthropic Leadership Group
Emily Rich, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Operations
Courtney Weinstein, Vice President, Affinity Campaign
Melissa Kerbel, Principal at Kerbel Philanthropy and Partner at Amplify Partners
Registration Closes at 5:00 p.m. on November 9th.
Participants will be sent link one day prior to the webinar.
Denise Gordon is Vice President, Philanthropic Leadership Group at UJA-Federation of New York where she oversees the major gifts team in partnership with the trade and affinity groups, Capital, and Planned Giving & Endowment. Denise has held various positions in her more than 18-year career at UJA. Prior to her current role, she was overseeing the Wall Street & Financial Services division. She is a graduate of Lafayette College.
Emily Rich is Vice President, Strategic Planning & Operations at UJA-Federation of New York where she works closely with executive, senior, and lay leadership on fundraising strategy. Emily also oversees the business finance and analytics, donor development services, and missions experience teams that support UJA’s Fundraising Resource Development department. Prior to working at UJA, she was Chief of Staff and Vice President of Donor Experience at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Courtney Weinstein is Vice President, Affinity Campaign at UJA-Federation of New York where she oversees the various trade and affinity groups that comprise the annual fundraising campaign. Courtney has been at UJA since graduating in 2008 from New York University with a dual master’s degree in Public Administration and Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She holds a BA from Colgate University and, prior to graduate school, worked for the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University.
Melissa Kerbel is currently Principal at Kerbel Philanthropy and Partner at Amplify Partners. Her first leadership position in fundraising was as the Development Director at the Jewish Educational Loan Fund in Atlanta. Melissa returned to her native New York and served as the Director of Development at United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the East Coast Director at American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been a member of WID since 2016, joined the Special Programs Committee in 2020 helping to plan and moderate “Successful Virtual Event Fundraising” and “Managing Up, Out, and Across” at the WID Virtual Forum, and joined the WID Board in 2021.
"Save the Date"
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Career Advisors Event
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
WID Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20
Yolanda F. Johnson and Jill Slattery
Yolanda F. Johnson - President, YFJ Consulting, LLC and President, Women In Development, NY
With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector Yolanda F. Johnson has successfully led fundraising operations for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, launching creative event, sponsorship and marketing initiatives that produced new streams of both contributed and earned income. Her fundraising expertise includes securing foundation, corporate, and government funding and cultivating a diverse major gifts portfolio. Yolanda is the President of Women In Development (WID), NY and the President of YFJ Consulting, LLC, which provides fundraising strategy and special event expertise for non-profit community. She is also the founder of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC) and Allies in Action Membership Network. Yolanda has had an outstanding career as a performing artist, as a composer, as a producer, as an educator, and she has used her background as a performer to become a sought-after fundraising expert. Yolanda was also recently appointed to the Chronicle of Philanthropy Advisory Committee of national leaders in the non-profit sector. Tying together her life as a successful performing artist and a non-profit leader, she developed All the World's A Stage, a special workshop using performance practice for getting what one wants out of fundraising, philanthropy and life. She presents All the World's A Stage to audiences across the country.
Jill Slattery - Director of Principal Gifts for the Americas, London School of Economics Foundation and Member, Women In Development, NY Board of Directors
With 27 years of experience in higher education fundraising Jill Slattery has contributed to major and principal gift programs at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. In addition to her dedication to the development profession Jill enjoys time spent with family, friends, and travel.
Presidents Council Event
Thursday, March 10, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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I to I
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