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Mission StatementMission Statement

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The mission of Women in Development, New York is to empower, connect, and engage women in a community that fosters professional growth and leadership while advancing the field.

(Adopted January 2016)


WiD Vision


Our vision is to be the premier regional leader empowering women in the development field.  We will achieve this by providing:

·         A vibrant, diverse community where we are supported, valued and respected;

·         Insightful programs that advance leadership development;

·         Meaningful opportunities for professional growth; and we will

·         Elevate the value of development and philanthropy in nonprofit organization. 



Core Values


In 2014, Women in Development, New York adopted five core values to guide its vision for the future. 


  • Leadership 

WiD is a leader in advancing the field of fundraising and fosters leadership in its members by providing opportunities for career growth and professional development. 


  • Influence  

WiD is the go-to organization for women in fundraising, bringing visibility to the profession.  WiD’s membership has the power to reach more than 6,000 decision-makers and to be change-agents in the field.


  • Professional Growth 

WiD is dedicated to offering opportunities for individuals to gain experience, knowledge, and a strong network to advance their professional growth.


  • Community 

WiD is a highly interactive, supportive, and diverse community united by our focus on equal opportunity.


  • Giving Back

 WiD members give of their time, network, experience, and intellectual resources, embodying the essence of service to others.


  Become a WiD member today!