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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.

Notes from Atlanta: Recapping WDN Connect 2017

November 16, 2017 /

WDN Connect is our annual conference. We come together every year as a network and community. This year, we held our conference in Atlanta, GA. Read on for highlights from our invited speakers. Sally Yates Addresses WDN Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General (and Atlanta native) Sally Yates shared her story about refusing to defend Trump’s […]

Reflective Democracy Campaign Releases New Data

October 27, 2017 /

Last week, the Reflective Democracy Campaign launched its highly anticipated report and latest data on the demographics of power in America. The new data has been featured in national media including Cosmopolitan, Washington Post, and US News & World Report. In addition to updating our past data on the race and gender of candidates at […]

Emergent Fund grantees speak out against FBI surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists

October 23, 2017 /

In response to a leaked FBI memo identifying Black civil rights leaders as “Black Identity Extremists,” who pose a threat to national security, Shanelle Matthews (Black Lives Matter) and Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice) penned a powerful op-ed in the Washington Post. They lay out the fundamental problem with this new label: The FBI’s […]

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