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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 […]

Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel with Local Call

October 2, 2015 /

WDN members heard an update on the work of Local Call — a grantee of the Middle East Peace & Democracy Circle — in a recent webinar entitled Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel. Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision, Yael Marom, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Just Vision, and Anya Rous, Manager of Strategic Relationships, were featured speakers.  […]

Renewable Human Power: 4 Climate Justice Orgs Funded by WDN’s Earth Circle

September 24, 2015 /

Having successfully raised $100,000 this year toward funding climate justice movement building and sustainable national policies is only part of WDN Earth Circle’s reason to celebrate this September. Funding will go to support four projects that center communities most impacted by fracking and other pollutants. Earthworks, Food & Water Watch, WildEarth Guardians, and Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) are giving WDN plenty more reason to celebrate exactly how meaningful this funding will be in the fight for Mother Earth and all who live here.

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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 28, 2015 /

  As we prepare for WDN Connect 2015: People. Place. Possibility, to be held Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans, we have been sharing links, stories, and other resources marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Many thanks to WDN members, particularly New Orleans resident Nancy Aronson, for curating this partial list. We look forward to our time […]

Not Just a Stand Against Gun Violence, But for Women

August 27, 2015 /

In the wake of yet another tragic gun-violence related killing this week, we are once again reminded about the need for more comprehensive gun violence laws — federally and across all the states. The Women Donors Network understands that women are ready to take action, organize, and lead on ending gun violence—we’ve done our research. And now WDN is seeing that research in action.

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