Events

  • Strategic Plan Update Call #1

    Thu, 5 Feb 2015

    Over the past year, and during our Annual Conference in November, more than 150 WDN members discussed their long-term vision for the world and WDN’s role in helping to achieve that vision, in order to help develop our new strategic plan. WDN's Board and staff are now completing the process of turning our community's inspiring collaborative work into a new 5-year plan, and we are excited to present it to you in this first of two calls.  We will share the plan before the call so that you'll be able to submit questions and comments ahead of time. Ellen Sprenger, who guided us through our year-long journey and led the strategic visioning work at our conference, will also be on the call. A second call will be offered on Feb. 11th to give as many members as possible an opportunity to participate.

  • Middle East Peace and Democracy Circle - Mapping Our Giving

    Mon, 9 Feb 2015

    Please join the Middle East Peace and Democracy Circle for a discussion about individual funding approaches and strategies. We will share survey results that not only share names of organizations working in the Middle East that we support, but also map our current interests while giving each of us an opportunity to consider and share why we support what we do.

    We seek to answer questions that will move us toward shared understanding and collective action. Do we have clear philanthropic strategies in the region? Can we help each other develop and refine those?  Will this data and discussion help us see collective giving options in addition to our current support of Just Vision's Local Call?  Might it prepare us to work with other WDN donor circles on overlapping or related concerns?

    We hope you can join us for this important and dynamic discussion.

  • Looking to the Year Ahead: An Update from the Immigration Circle

    Tue, 10 Feb 2015

    Please join us on February 10th to celebrate and meet the new leadership of WDN’s Immigration Circle. Our goal this year is to reinvigorate our work to further the cause of immigration that will bring justice to more than 11 million undocumented people, especially women and children, caught in the immigration trap. We want to hear your voice and value your participation in a discussion about where we should focus our attention and energies this year.

    We’ll review the results of a survey to learn more about each other’s funding strategies, where we fund, and why. We want to support the vibrant immigration movement and be strong advocates on this issue that touches on racial justice, criminal justice, food justice, and economic livelihood. We will also share ideas about how you can get more involved this year. Hint: WDN on the Hill is one tangible and fun way!

  • Strategic Plan Update Call #2

    Wed, 11 Feb 2015

    Over the past year, and during our Annual Conference in November, more than 150 WDN members discussed their long-term vision for the world and WDN’s role in helping to achieve that vision, in order to help develop our new strategic plan. WDN's Board and staff are now completing the process of turning our community's inspiring collaborative work into a new 5-year plan, and we are excited to present it to you in this second of two calls. We will share the plan before the call so that you'll be able to submit questions and comments ahead of time. Ellen Sprenger, who guided us through our year-long journey and led the strategic visioning work at our conference, will also be on the call.

  • Allies for Racial Justice Program in Seattle

    Thu, 19 Feb 2015

    Please join us to strategize about how progressive women donors can be effective allies, particularly across race and class. Through these in-person regional discussions, we will develop practical solutions to help us in our ongoing work to 'walk the talk' in our grantmaking, investing, advocacy and daily lives.

    Our partner for this work is Class Action, and our trainer will be Anita Garcia Morales. There is more information about her below.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at kandreson@womendonors.org

    About Anita Garcia Morales

    Anita Garcia Morales grew up in a migrant farmworker family. She received her BA and Teaching Degree from the University of Washington. She taught in Seattle Public Schools for over 20 years and is currently an Instructional Services Coach for Social Studies and Race & Equity. Anita is also a Courage & Renewal Facilitator and a Positive Discipline Associate reaching out to mostly immigrant Latino families. The common thread that runs through all that Anita does is her focus on social justice and equity. She has co-facilitated many class and classism workshops for varied organizations in the Seattle area.