Topic: Conference

WDN Connect 2013 Summary

The Women Donors Network gathered for its annual meeting this year in San Antonio, Texas. With a sellout crowd, amazing leaders and a record 130 attendees, we explored issues of movement-building from many different angles. Below is a snapshot of what we saw, learned and accomplished, beginning with our pre-conference seminar on climate change and ending with a capstone address by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis. Read More »

Naomi Klein: Change the Culture, Not the Lightbulbs

Author and activist Noami Klein gave a powerful address at WDN's preconference seminar, "No Time to Lose: Catalyzing the Climate Movement," where she called on progressive funders who care about climate change to focus on creating a new story about the economy. Read More »

Wendy Davis Confirmed to Speak at WDN Connect 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who galvanized women across America this summer with her brave 11-hour filibuster of an anti-abortion law and her pink Mizuno sneakers, will be the closing speaker at this year's WDN annual conference, Nov. 7-10 in San Antonio. Read More »

WDN Conference Kicks off With ‘Savvy Investor’

WDN's Annual Conference began Thursday in Miami, Florida, with a pre-conference focused on values-led investing. About 40 members gathered for the "Savvy Investor" workshop to begin learning more about how to align their resources with their values, from shareholder activism to social enterprise to mission-driven investment. Read More »

WDN 2012 Annual Conference: Detailed Agenda

With our 2012 Annual Conference coming up, we are thrilled to share our current detailed agenda of the four days we will be spending together in Miami. Please note, this agenda is subject to change, and you will be receiving a printed booklet at the conference. Read More »

WDN Members Help to ‘Define American’

At WDN’s Annual Conference in Denver, Jose Antonio Vargas, co-founder of Define American, shared his story of being a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who recently came out as an undocumented immigrant. Jose spoke of his efforts to redefine what it means to be an “American,” and to bring people’s stories to the forefront of the conversation about immigration. Read More »

Joan Claybrook Shares List of Policy Fixes

At WDN's Annual Conference in Denver, former Public Citizen President and long-time consumer advocate Joan Claybrook spoke of a list of progressive policy fixes that would irritate large corporations and thus would be good economics. This is only a partial list, mind you, but Claybrook argues if we implemented these reforms we would help restore the balance of power in the economy. Not bad for people who often get accused of not having any ideas! Read More »

The Movement and the Moment

WDN kicked off its 2011 Annual Conference Thursday with a bang, hosting veteran progressive organizer Joan Claybrook and rising star economic justice advocate Heather McGhee in a dynamic, inter-generational conversation about challenging corporate power in this critical moment. Read More »

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