Topic: Conference

Voter Justice and Planning for the Future

At our annual conference, we shared the impact of our collective action and grantmaking first-hand. Check out our one-minute video of election highlights and areas where WDN members invested. WDN’s Jean Hardisty Initiative was an early funder of Black Voters Matter (BVM) Capacity Building Institute, supporting a voter engagement bus tour through the South in 2018 that made headlines across the nation.
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Conference Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for WDN Connect 2018 in Seattle. WDN Connect is our annual conference where WDN members engage with local and national leaders, organize and network within our community, and build toward our vision of a progressive future. This year, we are excited to welcome Senator Kamala Harris of California and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington.
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Save the Date: WDN Connect 2018

WDN Connect 2018 Seattle, WA | November 8-11 | Motif Hotel In 2018, WDN Connect is heading to Seattle, a hub of progressive activism and innovation. We’ll explore issues of race, gender, and equity, and the role of women donors in this critical moment in our nation’s history.
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Notes from Atlanta: Recapping WDN Connect 2017

WDN Connect is our annual conference. We come together every year as a network and community. This year, we held our conference in Atlanta, GA. Read on for highlights from our invited speakers. Sally Yates Addresses WDN Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General (and Atlanta native) Sally Yates shared her story about refusing to defend Trump’s Muslim ban and gave us advice on how to stay engaged even when the rule of law is under attack.
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WDN Connect 2015: A Recap of our Annual Conference

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 of New Orleans narrated by geographer and autho r Richard Campanella.
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WDN Connect 2014: A recap of our annual conference

The Women Donors Network gathered for our annual meeting this year in Berkeley, California. With a crowd of more than 110 members and guests for Imagine 2030, we stepped into the future and used three different potential scenarios as fodder for engaging in deep conversations and action planning about who we are as a community and where we want to go. 

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Framing the Future at Imagine 2030

  This year at our annual conference, WDN Connect, our members imagined WDN 15 years in the future, in 2030. Members thought over a host of questions. What will our membership look like? What kind of role will WDN have in the world?
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Getting ready for WDN Connect 2014

We’re so excited to kick off our annual conference, WDN Connect 2014: Imagine 2030, this week! This year we’re thinking big and imagining what our organization will look like in 2030. Manuel Pastor will facilitate our pre-conference, a learning lab that will explore the different components of social movements and experiences from movement leaders. Our opening keynote will come from Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink. To help us think about important trends coming into focus in the near future, we will have a series of short talks followed by facilitated group discussions. And we will wrap up the conference with an inspiring keynote address from Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams, who is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly — the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African-American to lead in the Georgia House of Representatives. Read More »

WDN Connect 2014: Detailed Agenda

With our 2014 Annual Conference fast approaching, we are thrilled to share our current detailed agenda of the four days we will be spending together at the Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley, California. Click here for more details on the program and to find the registration link. Read More »

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