What Do Reparations Look Like?

June 6, 2022 /

The foundation for racial repair has been laid over generations. We still hear Fannie Lou Hamer’s voice echo across decades of organizing, guiding us on the path towards liberation: “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” The movement for reparations is for all of us; the road to reparations will take all of us. WDN’s Jean Hardisty […]

WDN Announces New President and CEO

June 1, 2022 /

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO — Women Donors Network (WDN) and WDN Action are proud to announce Leena Barakat as its next President & Chief Executive Officer.  Following an extensive national search, the WDN Board of Directors determined that Barakat’s demonstrated commitment to WDN’s work, her innovative leadership, and her track […]

In Communities, In Courtrooms, In Philanthropy, In the Streets – Celebrating the Transformative Leadership of AAPI Women

May 6, 2022 /

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women are reimagining our present. They are leading movements in their communities, in courtrooms, in philanthropy, and in the streets to bring us into a brighter world than the one we’re living in today. As we celebrate their heritage during the month of May, we also celebrate the future they […]

Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Monaghan Shares Thoughts on Multiyear Giving

May 6, 2022 /

In this lightning interview, WDN member Elizabeth Monaghan reflects on multiyear support and what it can mean for a donor and an organization. What does supporting WDN through a multiyear gift mean to you? Why commit a multiyear gift to WDN? Supporting WDN through a multiyear gift is an expression of my commitment to WDN […]

Shine On Our Work in 2021: Our Annual Report

April 28, 2022 /

Now, two years into the COVID-19 pandemic – complicated by vaccine misinformation, deep racism, climate crises, and economic insecurity for millions of people – women leaders, communities of color, and a new generation of activists are rising up. Together, we are creating a bold new vision. Read about WDN and WDN Action’s part in supporting […]

Our First Round of Grants for 2022: $2.67M!

April 22, 2022 /

“2021 was a year of learning. 2022 is a year of action.” – WDN Programs & Initiatives Manager, Summer Migliori Soto Anti-abortion advocates are expecting the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in July, midterms are underway, we are at a tipping point in our response to climate change, and the number of anti-democratic […]

Save the Date: WDN Connect 2022

April 9, 2022 /

Save the date for WDN Connect this November! At long last, after two years of dynamic virtual conferences, we are excited to be planning for an in-person event at Tamaya Resort and Spa outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico! Mark your calendars for November 10th through the 13th. We cannot imagine a more inspiring location for […]

4 Steps to Align Your Investments With Your Values

April 5, 2022 /

WDN’s learning series, Impact Investing: When Money Meets Mission, encouraged participants to approach their investments with a values lens. Beginning with simple cash investments and advancing to more sophisticated impact investing opportunities like venture capital, each workshop focused on equipping our participants with the tools to purposefully invest in causes and communities that they care […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Sparking Environmental Action

April 4, 2022 /

Climate change has reached a boiling point. Every day brings fresh signs of the crisis, from historic wildfires to once-a-century flooding, from unpredictable growing seasons to devastating hurricanes and tornadoes, with the worst impacts hitting communities with the fewest resources to respond. We must take radical action to slow the pace of change and mitigate […]

Birth Justice Now

March 13, 2022 /

In 2021, WDN hosted Uplifting Birth Justice, a series in partnership with 18 birth justice organizations and partners. Amanda Coslor, a WDN member and board member of the Birth Justice Fund at Groundswell Fund and the Thriving Women’s Initiative at Seven Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, told us what’s been happening on the birth justice […]

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