Events and Programs
WDN hosts a variety of events to connect, learn, and take action together.
Winter & Fall
Get to know other members in your region and hear about the work we support collectively in a gathering hosted by a WDN member. Winter 2019 dates: New Orleans (Jan 10), Bay Area (Jan 28), Seattle (Feb 1), Pittsburgh (Feb 12), NYC (Feb 13), Philadelphia (Feb 15), and Boulder (Feb 20).
Spring Retreat: Finding Purpose. Sharing Power.
San Francisco, CA • March 22-24
Join WDN members from across the country for a two-day retreat filled with story sharing, deep learning, and fun activities in beautiful San Francisco.
This is a historic moment and we are rising to the challenge. We are facing injustices that run too deep for one person or one organization to take on alone. They call for coordinated and strategic action that addresses systemic issues at their roots.
But, how do we get coordinated? How do we know what to prioritize?
Led by the brilliant Mia Birdsong, we will spend our weekend identifying our purpose, sharing strategies on staying focused over the long term, and gaining tools for effectively showing up for our partners on the frontlines. As donors and activists, we will root our conversation in power sharing, class privilege, and accountability, with plenty of time to learn from one another.
Beginning February 2019
Join a small cohort of peers in virtual courses featuring member experts and leaders. 2019 topics include: WDN Collective Impact 101, Values-Based Investing, Standing Against White Supremacy, and Multi-Gen Philanthropy.
Speaker Salons And Book Talks
Throughout the year
Hear from inspiring activists and authors on cutting edge issues that help us more deeply understand the current political moment.
WDN Action presents Women on the Hill
Washington, D.C. • April 29-May 2
Join us April 29-May 2 in Washington, D.C. for Women on the Hill, our annual advocacy training and lobbying program sponsored by WDN Action.
Many of us watched in awe earlier this month as the floor of the House of Representatives was filled with the colorful traditional clothing of the first Native American women ever elected to Congress, mothers and children from all walks of life, the first Muslim women represented in Congress, and the first Black and Latinx women elected from several states across the country.
With these important new allies taking their seats in the halls of power, it’s a critical time for us to take our progressive vision to Capitol Hill and join them in defending our values in the face of the current administration.
WDN Connect 2019
Chicago • November 7-10
Not to be missed! Join us at the event of the year to network with one another and learn from local and national leaders who are driving some of the most important changes of our time. Past speakers include: Senator Kamala Harris, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Deb Haaland, Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Stacey Abrams, Alicia Garza, Maria Hinojosa, Ai-Jen Poo, and many other remarkable leaders.
For Prospective Members