• Who Leads US 2.0: A Reflective Democracy Campaign Update

    Thu, 7 May 2015
    Are you new to WDN? Have you been hearing a lot about our Reflective Democracy Campaign and want a chance to learn more? Join us in this special webinar briefing to hear from our Campaign team about what we've accomplished, and the exciting plans for the year ahead. Ask your questions and find out how you can plug in!
  • Developing Our Annual Conference: WDN Connect 2015 – People. Place. Possibility.

    Mon, 11 May 2015

    Join us on a call as we develop the program for this year’s annual conference! WDN Connect 2015 will be organized around the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and will take place in New Orleans from Nov. 12-15. We will hear about inspiring models of inclusion, hope, and prosperity that are rising in the South, and efforts, particularly by women leaders, to tackle structural problems and rebuild a new and better community. We also will take time to connect and learn from one another!

    On this call we'll discuss potential session topics and formats, possible speakers, entertainment ideas, and other suggestions. 

    We greatly appreciate your ideas and suggestions as we work on creating our annual flagship event!

  • Getting Your Message Out: How New Forms of Film Distribution Are Making an Impact

    Tue, 12 May 2015

    How do movies, documentaries, and media reach you?

    Please join us for a discussion on emerging forms of media distribution. With the rise of Netflix, HBO, and other forms of distribution, the industry is undergoing a rapid transition. 

    Dan Cogan, Executive Director of Impact Partners, will talk about these new distribution forms, new collaborations, and new competition among players in the film industry. Caitlin Boyle, Executive Director of Film Sprout, will share her experiences as an expert in coordinating high-volume national and international screening tours for documentary filmmakers. She will share insights from two recent campaigns: The Hunting Ground, about the epidemic of sexual assault on campuses; and Vessel, the story of a pioneering abortion provider. Both films have leveraged community partnerships, strategic and creative distribution arrangements with commercial distributors, and private funding to reach a highly powerful audience base that is focused on social change. 

    This is a part of our Film & Media Circle webinar series in which we are learning about how social impact films require strategic funding and innovative partnerships.

  • Lone Star Still Rising

    Thu, 14 May 2015

    WDN is co-sponsoring this exciting program with the Texas Futures Project. TFP will present the sobering facts and the silver linings from the 2014 election, based upon TFP’s exclusive and extensive review of the 2014 data, field organization performance, and findings from a TFP-commissioned Election Night exit survey of the Texas electorate.

    TFP will lay out its initial plans for a path forward in 2015 and 2016, and invites WDN members and other Texas women donors to share their ideas about forward-thinking investment strategies.

    Progressive Texas investors, including WDN members, have created a rapidly maturing, lasting infrastructure. Change isn’t easy. Change doesn’t happen overnight. But change is possible. We hope you will attend this important discussion.

    Introductions and networking will take place at 10:30 a.m. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

    Prospective members are welcome and may RSVP to Kathleen Andreson.

  • Allies for Racial Justice: Colorado Regional Meeting

    Thu, 14 May 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 these regional dialogues is Class Action, an organization co-founded by former WDN member Jenny Ladd. She and Anita Garcia Morales will be our trainers for this meeting.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson,