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Women Donors Network Announces Reflective Democracy Innovators

June 19, 2015 /

The Women Donors Network (WDN) announced today the Reflective Democracy Innovators program, awarding $425,000 in grants to six projects aimed at dismantling the structural barriers that perpetuate an imbalance between the race and gender of the American people and their elected leaders. Selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants and chosen by a […]

Values Based Investing Circle Discusses How to Have an Impact with your Dollars

June 9, 2015 /

Last month, WDN’s Values Based Investing Circle held the webinar, Voting with your Dollars: How to Have Impact as a Consumer, Investor, and Donor. On the call was Carol Malnick, Portfolio Manager of Boston Common Asset Management, and Kelle Louaillier, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability International. This webinar was the fourth in a series which sought […]

Film & Media Circle Discusses “The Homestretch” with Directors

June 1, 2015 /

The Film & Media Circle hosted a webinar, The Homestretch: A Documentary Case Study, with film directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. The directors discussed their research regarding homeless youth, casting, the main purpose of the film, and their hopes moving forward. The Homestretch follows the life of three homeless youth in Chicago, Illinois, […]

How to Fund Racial Justice Organizing

May 21, 2015 /

The recent events in Baltimore remind us, more than ever, of the need to support a strong and powerful movement for racial justice. Many WDN members already taken the Racial Justice Pledge that invites donors to expand their funding for community-based movement building efforts led by people of color. That Pledge has already generated $1.5 million in commitments.

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Middle East Peace & Democracy Circle Grants $50,000 to Local Call

May 12, 2015 /

WDN’s Middle East Peace & Democracy Circle granted $50,000 in early 2015 to Just Vision to support its project Local Call, a Hebrew-language news site and media project. Local Call is produced by Just Vision, an organization that uses media to highlight the full potential of Palestinians and Israelis to build a future of freedom and security […]

WDN Partner UltraViolet Continues to Succeed

UltraViolet (UV) has come a long way in only three years. WDN provided crucial support to Ultraviolet when it was first launching and the investment has certainly reaped dividends of positive impact in the fight against sexism.

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Dispatch from WDN’s Allies for Racial Justice Program

May 11, 2015 /

WDN is holding a training in nine US cities this year, called Allies for Racial Justice.  The training is focused on the role of progressive philanthropists in supporting the social justice movement. We believe that progressive philanthropy is an important supporting pillar of the progressive movement, and we know that how we show up, or […]

WDN on the Hill 2015: Advocacy and Lobby Days

May 6, 2015 /

WDN members gathered in Washington, D.C this April for our annual advocacy training and lobby days. Meetings with policymakers focused on immigration, women’s economic security, and peace and security around the world. Members also got the chance to connect with Rep. Barbara Lee during a reception, and have an intimate dinner with Rep. Donna Edwards.

Reproductive Health Circle Moves Toward Reproductive Freedom

WDN members participated in a webinar series, Moving Toward Reproductive Freedom, discussing the reproductive justice movement. On the calls were Vanessa Daniel, Executive Director of Groundswell Fund; Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong; and Tannia Esparza, Executive Director of Young Women United. This two-part series addressed the history of the reproductive justice movement and focused […]

Proxy Voting Guide: Members Take Action as Shareholders

April 15, 2015 /

WDN recently released Proxy Preview 2015: Special Proxy Voting Guide for WDN Members, designed to help us take action as shareholders. WDN members collectively own $2.7 billion in assets, much of that in stock – so we can be a powerful voice for change! Proxy Preview 2015 highlights opportunities to vote to demand that corporations: […]

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