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Video: WDN Member Impact

May 14, 2018 /

Women Donors Network is a network of more than 220 progressive women philanthropists who together leverage $175 million a year toward social justice causes. When you become a member of WDN, you are joining a powerful group of women from across the country who are committed to real change. Whether you’re new to philanthropy or a […]

The Reflective Democracy Campaign Announces Journalism and Research Fellowships

April 26, 2018 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign, a project of the Women Donors Network, analyzes and disrupts the demographics of power in the United States. We conduct groundbreaking research that shines a light on the exclusion of women and people of color from political leadership, and catalyze activism and scholarship aimed at achieving a democracy where everyone has a seat […]

Women Leaders Shine

This week we celebrate two incredible women who were honored over the past week for their fierce leadership and vision. Tiana Epps-Johnson and Cristina Jiménez have been important collaborators with WDN through the Reflective Democracy Campaign and the Emergent Fund, respectively. The Reflective Democracy Campaign worked with the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) to produce our landmark studies on the demographics of race, gender, […]

Save the Date: WDN Connect 2018

March 29, 2018 /

WDN Connect 2018 Seattle, WA | November 8-11 | Motif Hotel In 2018, WDN Connect is heading to Seattle, a hub of progressive activism and innovation. We’ll explore issues of race, gender, and equity, and the role of women donors in this critical moment in our nation’s history. Join us for three days of collective […]

“Putting White Men in Charge of Stuff Is Never a Good Idea…” Reflective Democracy Data Featured on Full Frontal

During last Wednesday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee sounded off about how elected prosecutors run their offices with nearly zero oversight. She used our data showing that 95% of prosecutors are white men, who often serve as judge and jury for the people of color disproportionately swept up in the criminal justice system. The Reflective Democracy Campaign (a project […]

Proxy Preview: Helping Shareholders Vote Their Values

March 13, 2018 /

We are happy to share the 2018 Proxy Preview from our friends at As You Sow – there is some terrific information for both first-time and seasoned proxy voters.   Click here to download the WDN Proxy Preview 2018

WDN in Forbes on the Rise of Women’s Philanthropy

February 2, 2018 /

As the administration issues daily threats against marginalized communities, we are stepping up by exerting our power and influence to support those most at risk in this political moment. Donor networks are stepping up in a big way. WDN President Donna Hall shared with Forbes, “women feel a lot more energized, responsible, and motivated to share their […]

Emergent Fund: Defying Philanthropy’s Hierarchical Streak

January 22, 2018 /

We relaunched the Emergent Fund for 2018! The Emergent Fund is is a joint project with WDN, Solidaire, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance. Last year, the Fund moved $1.1 million and our participatory grantmaking model was recently featured in Inside Philanthropy, “Networks, especially those developed by women, tend to be more collaborative and less […]

New Report: Rapid Response Funding Works

December 11, 2017 /

Today, the Women Donors Network released a report in conjunction with Solidaire, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance on a new rapid response fund model, launched in the weeks following Trump’s election.

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Get to know WDN (Video Series)

November 16, 2017 /

Get to know WDN through the voices of our members, grantees, and partners.   Our Collective Impact   WDN is Catalytic   WDN Centers Communities   WDN is Changing the Conversation If you’re interested in joining WDN, please visit our join page.

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