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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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Grantee Spotlight: Building Power for the Women Who Feed Us All

Farmworkers are perhaps the single most essential workers in our communities. Without food, nothing else matters. And yet, farmworkers often toil under backbreaking conditions and for poverty wages. Roughly 50% of farmworkers are undocumented, leaving them at risk of deportation and exploitation by employers. Female farmworkers are regularly sexually harassed and assaulted. Farmworkers pay a […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Navigating reproductive health chaos

March 9, 2022 /

Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, people across the U.S. could be certain that, however fiery the anti-choice movement’s rhetoric, the right to an abortion was inviolable. This key victory empowered the pro-choice movement to shift its focus toward ensuring universal availability of reproductive health services for everyone. However, regressive state governments […]

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Grantmaking for Change in 2022

March 4, 2022 /

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – exacerbated by misinformation, deep racism, climate crises, and economic insecurity for millions of people – a new generation of young activists, women, trans, and nonbinary leaders and communities of color are rising up. Through deep relationships and movement expertise, Women Donors Network’s members and grantee partners have collectively shaped […]

Celebration, Recognition, Elevation: Black Women & Femmes Are Bringing Us Into the Future – Part 2

February 25, 2022 /

Black women and femmes are at the center of transformation in America. ​​In their hometowns, states, and nationally, they are resourcing their communities and battling injustice across intersections of oppression. In honor of the history they’ve come from and the world they’re building towards, we close out this year’s Black History Month by lifting up […]

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Building Black Domestic Worker Power

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a potent reminder of the crucial role that frontline workers play in every community. While many of us worked from home, food service workers, health care workers, domestic workers, and others put themselves at risk, every day, to keep critical infrastructure, businesses, and our homes running. While corporate profits soared, […]

Celebration, Recognition, Elevation: Black Women & Femmes Are Bringing Us Into the Future – Part 1

February 7, 2022 /

Black women and femmes are at the center of transformation in America. ​​In their hometowns, states, and nationally, Black women and femmes are resourcing their communities and battling injustice across intersections of oppression. This February, in honor of the history they’ve come from and the world they’re building towards, we lift up some of these […]

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