Strengthening Impact: Realizing the Full Potential of a Justice Network

October 24, 2011 /

On Oct. 13, WDN hosted Tina Reynolds, is Co-Founder and Chair of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), and WDN member Deborah Drysdale on a teleconference and webinar to discuss the innovative Criminal Justice Funder and Action Network (CJFAN) research and network-building project (formerly known as the “Mapping Project”).  The goal of the project was […]

Marta Drury

September 12, 2011 /

Marta Drury’s family lived the classic American Dream. Her parents, as working-class folks in a small farm town in Minnesota, decided in the 1940s that they wanted to start their own business. As Marta describes it, they didn’t care what they did, as long as they made money and could work for themselves. They figured […]

Victory in Women’s Health

August 3, 2011 /

President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided that health insurance plans must fully cover birth control and a host of other women’s health services with no copays – a major victory for women’s health and Women Donors Network’s Moving Forward initiative. The initiative began in 2005 as a joint project of […]

Victory for All Against the Haul

July 20, 2011 /

A Montana District Court judge has just ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction to stop Imperial Oil – a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile – from moving forward with a project to create a major industrial corridor through Idaho and Montana to the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada. The ruling is a major victory for […]

Tackling the Right-Wing Strategies that Divide Progressives

April 14, 2011 /

If you feel as though progressives are constantly responding to wedge strategies being devised by right-wing activists, you’re not crazy. As TarsoLuís Ramos explained in a special briefing at Women Donors Network last week, using race and gender to peel off parts of the progressive constituency is a key tactic of the conservative right. On the progressive side, he said, much more proactive work needs to be done – to anticipate these strategies and develop the capacity to outmaneuver them rather than fall into traps laid by the Right.

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