WDN Moves $2 Million Since Pandemic Started

We know that these are frightening times. We’ve all been worrying about the health and safety of those we love and the communities we hold dear. In the face of that fear, our network has stepped up to the moment. In the midst of this pandemic, we’re proud to share that the WDN community has […]

Reflections from Puerto Rico: 10 lessons from grassroots organizing for climate justice

July 7, 2019 /

Aysha Pamukcu (WDN Sr. Program Manager & Policy Counsel) and Jessie Bluedorn (WDN Member from NYC) have teamed up to share an important report from the Safe & Sustainable Impact Collective’s trip to Puerto Rico. Last month, Women Donors Network (WDN) members and staff attended Grassroots International’s donor learning trip, “Just Transformation and Ecological Justice in […]

Reflective Democracy Releases New Data

June 25, 2019 /

Today is the day we redefine “electability.” We’re thrilled to share that the Reflective Democracy Campaign has just released its latest dataset and the results speak for themselves—white men’s electability advantage is a myth. When reflective candidates are on the ballot, they win as often as white men. We’ve already been covered in the New […]

Women Donors Network ERA Award

WDN named a Gender Justice Champion by Equal Rights Associates

June 18, 2019 /

Last Friday, Equal Rights Associates (ERA) honored WDN for our early support of their Stronger California Advocates Network, which launched in 2015. Stronger California’s goal was to create a legislative agenda that improved the economic security of millions of Californians while influencing other states across the country with bold policy reforms to help women and […]

Voter Justice and Planning for the Future

At our annual conference, we shared the impact of our collective action and grantmaking first-hand. Check out our one-minute video of election highlights and areas where WDN members invested. WDN’s Jean Hardisty Initiative was an early funder of Black Voters Matter (BVM) Capacity Building Institute, supporting a voter engagement bus tour through the South in 2018 that […]

A Rising Tide? The Changing Demographics on Our Ballots

October 15, 2018 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign, a collective initiative funded by WDN members, has just released our latest study, an analysis of the race and gender of candidates on the ballot in November. We looked at congressional and governor races, as well as a sample of state legislative races, and we found some historic shifts. WDN members launched the […]

Conference Registration is Open!

August 5, 2018 /

Registration is now open for WDN Connect 2018 in Seattle. WDN Connect is our annual conference where WDN members engage with local and national leaders, organize and network within our community, and build toward our vision of a progressive future. This year, we are excited to welcome Senator Kamala Harris of California and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal […]

Seeking Grantee Partners: A New Model of Civic Leadership Development

August 1, 2018 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign, a project of the Women Donors Network, investigates and disrupts the demographics of power in the United States, generating groundbreaking research into the glaring race and gender imbalances among our elected leaders: at 30% of the population, white men hold four times more political power than women and people of color. […]

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 […]

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