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WDN Speaks Out Executive Actions on Keystone XL Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipelines

January 27, 2017 /

Women Donors Network Stands With Indigenous Leaders in the Rejection of Trump’s Executive Actions on Keystone XL Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline Washington, DC — Statement from Jennifer McDowell and Nina Simons, Co-Chairs of the Earth Circle at the Women Donors Network, in response to President Trump’s executive action to advance the Keystone Pipeline and […]

Solidaire and Women Donors Network Launch the Emergent Fund

December 19, 2016 /

Solidaire and WDN are proud to announce a new activist-advised fund to support communities impacted by the 2016 election.

The 2016 election results threaten all of us: immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-Americans, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. We need emergent strategies to support organizations fighting back in rapidly changing conditions. Let’s use our collective power to stand together.

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WDN named Change Champion in Philanthropic Leadership

June 9, 2016 /

Each year the Center for Community Change recognizes amazing donor leaders who are building a broader movement by connecting people with resources that help them fight for change. This year, CCC is celebrating WDN as a network — a true testament to the leadership our community has taken in leveraging our power toward progressive movement-building and giving with an intersectional lens. The Change Champions Awards Ceremony will be held in Washington, DC on September 22.

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Reflective Democracy Campaign: Regional Strategy Sessions

April 20, 2016 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign is hitting the road and holding strategy sessions across the country. We’ll share our groundbreaking research about who is in elected office and on our ballots, who isn’t, and why. We’ll talk about what this means in local contexts as well as nationally. We’ll also brainstorm new approaches to breaking down the […]

WDN’s Donna Hall Named One of 50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy

March 11, 2016 /

Inside Philanthropy just named Women Donors Network President & CEO Donna P. Hall one of the 50 most powerful women in philanthropy. Donna is listed as a catalyst, which Inside Philanthropy describes as someone who has “the ability to organize and galvanize donors by creating networks and spurring new or more coordinated giving.” As progressive […]

2015 Grantmaking Summary, A Year of Impact

2015 marked some impressive milestones for WDN. We celebrated our 25th anniversary, we launched a bold, new Strategic Plan, and we harnessed the power of our community to support critical social change work. As we look at the successes of our 25 years, we are proud to share with you this overview of our 2015 […]

WDN Connect 2015: A Recap of our Annual Conference

December 7, 2015 /

Women Donors Network returned to New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, and to explore the theme of People. Place. Possibility. Read on for some key highlights of the program. Pre-Conference Tour Sheds Light on New Orleans History and Future About 50 conference attendees participated in an optional guided bus tour […]

Who Runs (in) America?

November 23, 2015 /

The Reflective Democracy Campaign has released a new groundbreaking study — Who Runs (in) America? — revealing that the demographics of candidates on the ballot are almost identical to the demographics of the people who hold office. Women are half the population and people of color are almost 40%, yet two out of every three names that appear on a ballot are white men.

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Reproductive Health Circle Awards Funding to UV and Groundswell Fund

The Reproductive Health Circle has awarded a total of $138,600 to two grantees: UltraViolet (UV), and Groundswell Fund this month. These innovative organizations reflect the Circle’s mission to reshape the national conversation on reproductive health, and to address the root causes of reproductive injustice – including economic insecurity, the criminalization of pregnant bodies, and gender-based […]

WDN’s Immigration Circle Awards Grant to We Belong Together

October 12, 2015 /

This October, WDN’s Immigration Circle granted $40,500 to We Belong Together, a campaign to mobilize and empower women in support of comprehensive immigration policies that keep families together. We Belong Together is an initiative of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum with the participation of dozens of women’s […]

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