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 […]

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

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