5 Years Later: Making Progress to Overturn Citizens UnitedWed, 7 Jan 2015
Please join us for a conversation about what is happening across the country to create free and fair elections, and get money out of politics. Five years ago the Supreme Court decided the "Citizens United" case, which created new political rules that unfairly favor the rich, and brought a new wave of corporate contributions into our political system. We deserve a real democracy. What can you do?
We will hear from Kelly Dittmar from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, who has looked at money in politics with a gender lens, and who will address how this pervasive issue is a structural barrier for women's representation in political office. Daniel Lee from Move to Amend will discuss their work as the only national grassroots network of people focused specifically on a constitutional amendment that Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech. Move to Amend is debunking the myth that we can't have a constitutional amendment. And remember: Freedom of speech, abolishment of slavery, women’s right to vote, and the two-term limit on the presidency are just a few of the 27 amendments to our constitution. And Holly Mosher will be joining us to talk about her experience as the producer of Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes and organizer of the 28th Amendment National Roadshow.
Money Mindfulness Program in PittsburghFri, 9 Jan 2015
Back by popular demand!
Join us for a program focused on transforming your relationship with money, led by WDN's own Maggie Kulyk, on the heels of successful programs in Seattle and the Bay Area.
Working on our relationship with money is a spiritual practice. Learn why and how to have a healthier relationship with your money by attending this program.
Prospective members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge in the Network: Story Sharing for Social ChangeThu, 26 Feb 2015
Join us in Atlanta, Georgia on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Serenbe this February for a retreat to connect with other WDN members and learn about the different philanthropic approaches and strategies employed across our community to advance social change. We’ll share our stories and struggles, discuss what we are learning and where we’d like support, and explore next steps together.
Your response to our Save the Date about a February mini-conference focused on tapping into the knowledge and experience of the WDN network was enthusiastic! We are now excited to offer this special retreat, which will enable WDN members to engage with each other in a relaxed settting and learn deeply about the different approaches to philanthropy and social change across our community.
We will gather at the beautiful Inn at Serenbe just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, beginning Thursday evening, Feb. 26, and ending on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28. This retreat center includes a converted farmhouse where we will be having our meetings and most meals, as well as several onsite cottages where attendees will stay on Thursday and Friday nights.
To plan how to best use our time together and meet as many needs and wants as we can, we will survey each attendee and that input will shape the program. Some questions we could explore include: What are the biggest philanthropic challenges we are facing, and how have others addressed these kinds of challenges? How have we determined what we can or can't give away, so that we can give with confidence? How can we really translate our values into our philanthropy, and how do others address that question? What are the ways that we advance structural change in our grantmaking? What are our biggest philanthropic failures and what have we learned?
We are excited about this program, and hope to capture some of what is learned to share with those who are not able to attend.
WDN Connect 2015Thu, 12 Nov 2015
Please save the date for our annual conference, WDN Connect 2015, to be held Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans, Lousiana!
Stay tuned for updates soon! In the meantime, please email Kathleen Andreson at kandreson [at] womendonors [dot] org for more information or to RSVP.
Registration materials will be available in last summer.