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WDN CONNECT 2014

Women Donors Network Annual Conference November 6-9, 2014 The Claremont Hotel & Spa Berkeley, California

Envision. Hope. Create.


Greetings from the Congresswoman Congresswoman Barbara Lee United States Congress 13th District, California

November 6, 2014 Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to welcome you to WDN Connect 2014: Imagine 2030. I would like to thank you for your engagement in this important conference. The Women Donors Network (WDN) meets annually to take action to further the shared vision of a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. WDN has created a powerful network of progressive women, whose work is rooted in helping fellow women, people of color, low income communities and other underrepresented minorities. WDN also provides high quality programs and resources to its members; these programs are designed to ignite change by providing donors with opportunities to support progressive movementbuilding. WDN programs help members deepen their knowledge, take action in partnership with allies, and engage in strategic grant-making. By harnessing its members’ collective power, WDN is a force for strategic philanthropy and advocacy. Therefore, on behalf of the residents of California’s 13th Congressional District, I would like to welcome you all to this year’s annual conference and express my sincerest hope for its success in creating a better world. Sincerely Yours, Barbara Lee, Member of Congress Alameda • Albany • Berkeley • Emeryville • Oakland • Piedmont • San Leandro 2

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Table of Contents Mission and Values Community Agreements Pre-Conference Schedule Pre-Conference Presenter Biographies Conference Theme Conference Schedule Presenter Biographies Hotel Information Floorplan Acknowledgments Notes Schedule At-A-Glance

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Our Mission and Values Women Donors Network is a community with a purpose — together we connect, learn, and take action to further our shared vision of a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. WDN programs are designed to ignite change, providing donors with opportunities to support progressive movement-building as we deepen our knowledge, work in partnership with allies, and engage in nimble and strategic grantmaking.

As a community, WDN recognizes the systemic nature of many of the challenges we face as a society. As such, we are committed to using an intersectional lens – including race, class, gender, and sexual orientation – in all of our work, from the issues we work on, to the leaders we highlight, to our own organizational policies and practices. We envision a caring and balanced global society that is built upon the principles of democracy, generosity, diversity, trust, mutual respect, and the health and wellness of communities and the environment.

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COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS As members of the Women Donors Network, each time we gather and work together, we commit to practicing the following: 1. We embrace the diversity of our community and stay open to new ideas, processes, and viewpoints. We see disagreements as an opportunity for learning, growth, and acceptance of differences.

2. We strive to create a supportive and trusting community, which includes members, staff, and any invited guests. That means treating all with respect, keeping private information confidential, and not soliciting for outside projects at events.

3. We communicate clearly and listen attentively, including using “I statements” in

communicating our perspectives and staying present when someone is speaking.

4. We promote a “both/and” approach in place of “either/or,” “right/wrong” or “good/bad.”

5. We recognize there may be a difference between our intentions (what we mean to say) and our impact (how it is received). We acknowledge and understand when our impact may be harmful or negative and seek to find resolution.

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PRE-CONFERENCE MOVEMENT-BUILDING LEARNING LAB NOVEMBER 6

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In this learning lab facilitated by Manuel Pastor, we will go deeper on the different components of social movements and hear the stories and experiences of movement leaders and social justice funders working to make systemic change. This learning lab is a follow-up to our 2013 conference focused on movement building, where Pastor was a keynote speaker. During this pre-conference, attendees will: • Gain new perspectives on movement building from leaders in the field.

• Gain a deeper understanding of intersections across issues, and different systemic change strategies

(like community organizing, research, capacity-building, communications, and policy advocacy).

• Learn how to be a more effective advocate and a more effective ally.

• Learn and share insights about how to be an effective grantmaker in the movement-building space.

Thursday, November 6 8:30 am - 9:30 am

CIRCLE LEADER MEETING

MONTEREY

10:00 am - 10:30 am NAPA 2/3

10:30 am - 11:15 am NAPA 2/3

WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS WDN President and CEO Donna Hall, Senior Director of Programs Rebecca Flournoy, and facilitator Manuel Pastor will kick off our pre-conference program. STORIES AND STRATEGIES FROM THE FIELD Dynamic leaders working across multiple issue areas will share stories about building movements of engaged people taking action to improve their everyday lives. Vanessa Daniel, Groundswell Fund Groundswell Fund is supporting a stronger, more effective movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity -- building resources for grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people. Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project A New Way of Life provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women, and also advocates for full restoration of human and civil rights for people with criminal records. Anthony Thigpenn, California Calls California Calls is building a broad-based coalition in California to engage underrepresented low-income voters in state public policy decision-making, and achieve progressive tax and budget reforms. Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) ROC unites restaurant workers, employers and consumers around raising industry standards, increasing wages and improving working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce.

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NAPA 2/3

FACILITATED DISCUSSION Manuel Pastor will facilitate a conversation with the morning speakers, and take questions from the audience.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

HORIZON

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NAPA 2/3

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm NAPA 2/3

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm NAPA 2/3

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FUNDERS Building on the morning’s conversation, social justice funders will participate in a “true confessions” discussion, sharing their greatest successes and their biggest mistakes in their efforts to support movement-building, with Cathy Cha of Haas Jr. Fund, Surina Khan of the Women’s Foundation of California, and WDN member Quinn Delaney of Akonadi Foundation. REFLECTION AND SHARING Participants will share reflections, learnings, and remaining questions in pairs and in a large-group report-back. CLOSING REMARKS Manuel Pastor will close our pre-conference learning lab and connect the day’s learnings with the rest of the conference.

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PRE-CONFERENCE PRESENTERS MANUEL PASTOR, Learning Lab Facilitator dornsife.usc.edu/pere/pastor/ Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-directs USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. His most recent books include Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions (co-authored with Chris Benner), Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (co-authored with Angela Glover Blackwell and Stewart Kwoh), and This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Transforming Metropolitan America (co-authored with Chris Benner and Martha Matsuoka). SUSAN BURTON, Learning Lab Presenter anewwayoflife.org Susan Burton and her story of perseverance in overcoming overwhelming odds is an inspiration. After cycling in and out of the criminal justice system for nearly fifteen years, Susan gained freedom and sobriety and founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in 1998. She opened her doors to other women returning home from prisons and jails, offering shelter, safety, leadership, and support to those seeking to rebuild their lives. Dedicating her life to helping other women break the cycle of incarceration, homelessness, addiction, and despair, Susan is a recognized leader in the criminal justice reform and reentry rights movements. She was nominated as a CNN Top 10 “Community Crusader” Hero, and was awarded the Citizen Activist Award from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. CATHY CHA, Learning Lab Presenter haasjr.org Cathy Cha is the Senior Program Officer for Immigrant Rights and Integration at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, where she manages the Fund’s efforts to promote equal opportunities for immigrants to become fully engaged citizens. She works to bring funders together to scale solutions and maximize impact in immigrant communities and beyond. Cathy helped start the New Americans Campaign to reduce barriers to citizenship for the eight million eligible immigrants currently living in the U.S. As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy is dedicated to improving the lives of immigrants and their families. Cathy has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington. VANESSA DANIEL, Learning Lab Presenter groundswellfund.org Executive Director of Groundswell Fund Vanessa Daniel has worked in social justice movements as a union and community organizer, researcher, freelance journalist, and social justice grantmaker. Under her leadership, Groundswell has helped to move over $12 million in new resources to women of color-led grassroots organizing efforts across the U.S. in the past five years, with nearly half of its grantees led by young people under the age of 30. Prior to this, Vanessa supported LGBT, economic justice, and reproductive justice grantmaking initiatives at Tides Foundation. Vanessa has also worked as a community organizer with East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy on the campaign that won a landmark living wage law, and as a researcher at the racial justice think tank Race Forward. Vanessa has a B.A. in American Ethnic Studies from Smith College and is a graduate of the Center for Third World Organizing’s Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program.

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PRE-CONFERENCE PRESENTERS QUINN DELANEY, Learning Lab Presenter akonadi.org A long-time member of WDN, Quinn Delaney is the Founder and President of Akonadi Foundation, a family foundation that gets its name from a West African goddess of justice. The foundation evolved from Quinn’s experience as a progressive donor, campaign activist and civil rights lawyer. Quinn and her husband, Wayne Jordan, began the foundation as an outgrowth of their commitment to racial justice. She is an active member in the Democracy Alliance and a member of the Progressive Era Project. As an attorney, Quinn worked for the National Center for Youth Law and the ACLU of Northern California, where she went on to serve on the board for ten years. Quinn is a graduate of Pitzer College and University of Houston Law School. SARU JAYARAMAN, Learning Lab Presenter rocunited.org Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she cofounded ROC in New York, which has organized restaurant workers to win workplace justice campaigns, conduct research and policy work, partner with responsible restaurants, and launch cooperatively owned restaurants. ROC now has 10,000 members in 19 cities nationwide. Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Saru co-edited The New Urban Immigrant Workforce and wrote Behind the Kitchen Door, forthcoming from Cornell University Press. SURINA KHAN, Learning Lab Presenter womensfoundca.org In September 2014, Surina Khan joined the Women’s Foundation of California as CEO. Previously, Surina worked at the Ford Foundation as Director of Gender Rights and Equality, overseeing the Foundation’s global work on women’s rights, LGBT rights, and HIV/AIDS. Surina also served as Interim Director of Democratic Participation and Governance overseeing the Foundation’s work in electoral reform, civic participation, and governance. Before joining Ford in 2011, Surina spent six years at the Women’s Foundation of California, serving as Vice President of Programs and providing strategic direction for grantmaking. Her experience also includes serving as Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, where she worked to advance the human rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. ANTHONY THIGPENN, Learning Lab Presenter cacalls.org Anthony Thigpenn heads California Calls, a powerful alliance of 31 organizations in 12 counties around the state, focused on achieving progressive, long-term tax and fiscal policy reform by engaging underrepresented, low-income voters in state public policy decision-making. Thigpenn is widely recognized as a leading expert in grassroots, civic engagement technology and programs. He ran successful field campaigns for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congresswoman Karen Bass, State Senator Kevin de León, and former City Council Member Martin Ludlow, among others. He is also the Founder and President of Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE), formerly known as AGENDA, a grassroots organization formed in South Los Angeles shortly after the 1992 uprising in the city.

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WDN CONNECT 2014

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Welcome to WDN Connect 2014! Under this year’s theme of Imagine 2030, we will be stepping out of the urgent demands of the present to think big and strategize for the long term, tackling some big questions together: What kind of future do we want to help create? How can we engage with the major trends we know are going to shape the future? And what can our powerful community of women donors do to make the most of this critical moment? We are gathering this weekend with our strategic visioning consultant, Ellen Sprenger, who met and talked with more than 120 WDN members in regional meetings, webinars, and phone interviews over the past year. Ellen also interviewed the entire WDN staff and board, as well as a number of external organizing, advocacy, and funding leaders who have partnered with WDN in recent years. The conference will begin with some framing thoughts by several of the nation’s top leaders about important trends that will shape our future over the next 15-20 years. We will then be “transported” to 2030 to experience what our collective future could look like based on the decisions we make now, in this critical moment. Led by Ellen and her facilitation team, we will participate in three future scenarios that are designed to help us clarify the role we hope WDN and all of us as individual philanthropists can play in helping strengthen the progressive social change movement. This will be a highly interactive conference, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas in the discussions throughout. As always, please remember to take time during breaks and meals to connect with each other, and to recharge when you need it! Thank you for joining us at WDN Connect 2014. We are honored to be in this space with you and some amazing movement leaders over the next few days. All the best,

Donna Hall, President & CEO Erin Rossitto, Chair of the Board of Directors

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Thursday, November 6 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER RECEPTION

MONTEREY

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

REGISTRATION

HORIZON

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM HORIZON

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SONOMA

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM SONOMA

8:30 PM – 9:15 PM SONOMA

BAY AREA WELCOME RECEPTION Connect with other WDN members and local partners and advocates in this special networking reception to welcome us all to the Bay Area. DINNER AND WELCOME REMARKS President & CEO Donna Hall and the WDN Board of Directors will kick off our evening program with a warm welcome. OPENING KEYNOTE: A FUTURE THAT WORKS FOR ALL In this keynote address, Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink will speak to the need for change and opportunities to create a future that works for everyone. OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE: LOS CENZONTLES We’ll wrap up our evening with an energizing performance by Los Cenzontles, a local band and nonprofit organization, music academy, community space for youth and families, and hub for Latino artists.

Friday, November 7 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

BREAKFAST

HORIZON

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM NAPA 2/3 BREAKFAST BUFFET AVAILABLE IN MENDOCINO FOR BRIEFING ATTENDEES

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM SONOMA

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RACE, GENDER, AND POWER: BRIEFING ON WDN’S REFLECTIVE DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN Have breakfast and participate in this special briefing, where you will get a detailed look at the first year of WDN’s innovative campaign to build a more reflective democracy, and hear about future plans. The discussion will feature Campaign Director Brenda Choresi Carter and WDN’s own Shanthi Gonzales who will share her insights and lessons from her campaign for the Oakland School Board. MORNING INTRODUCTIONS Senior Director of Programs Rebecca Flournoy and Ellen Sprenger of Spring Strategies will kick off our morning and provide an overview of our strategic visioning process and the coming days.

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9:40 AM - 12:00 PM SONOMA

FUTURE TRENDS: SETTING THE COURSE As we look to the future we want to create, what are some of the key trends in the U.S. and the world that will be in play? In this framing session, we will hear from some of the brightest, big-picture thinkers in the progressive movement about what they see as the major opportunities and challenges of the next 15 years. We will engage in a group discussion following a series of short talks by each speaker. Facilitated by Jenifer Fernandez Ancona and Rebecca Flournoy. Heather McGhee, Demos As the new President of Demos, Heather McGhee advances policies that enable everyone in America to have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. She will speak to trends of economic inequality and America’s broken democracy, and needed approaches to address these challenges. Shayda Edwards Naficy, Corporate Accountability International Shayda Naficy leads the international campaign to protect democratic water governance, promote the human right to water at the United Nations, and stop the World Bank from promoting water privatization and corporatization. She will speak to trends of water access, corporate power, and international governance. Ian Inaba, Citizen Engagement Lab As Executive Director and Co-Founder of Citizen Engagement Lab, Ian Inaba helps accelerate and grow new organizing efforts. He will speak to the changing landscape of technology and advocacy, using climate change as one issue lens. Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance Author of The Age of Dignity: Caring for a Changing America, Co-Founder of the Make It Work campaign, and 2014 MacArthur Genius Award recipient Ai-jen Poo has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. She will discuss trends around the future of women and work, an aging US population, the power of women’s leadership, and opportunities for new alliances.

PRIVATE ROOM

LGBTQ CAUCUS LUNCH Join members of the LGBTQ Caucus and allies for a special lunch at the Meritage Restaurant. A private room has been reserved for the group.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

GENERAL LUNCH

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM MERITAGE RESTAURANT,

MERITAGE RESTAURANT

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM SONOMA

IMAGINE 2030: FLASH FORWARD, SCENARIO 1 In this session we will be transported into an interactive scenario that will give conference attendees a chance to experience what the U.S., the world, and WDN could look like in 2030, depending on the decisions we make now, and taking into account the key trends discussed earlier in the program. @: womendonors.org | facebook.com/womendonors | @womendonors | #wdn14

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM SONOMA, MENDOCINO, MONTEREY, NAPA 2,

IMAGINE 2030: REACT AND REFLECT In small breakout groups, engage in facilitated discussions to reflect on critical topics highlighted in Future Scenario 1.

NAPA 3

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

BREAK

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM SONOMA

IMAGINE 2030: GALLERY WALK Each group will identify key takeaways to share in the large group, and together we will create and discuss a collaborative board of reflections.

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

OPTIONAL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

LIVING ROOM

MEDIA LOUNGE Join Joel Silberman, Founder of Media Talent 2.0, for a conversation on how to make the most of your presentation and media opportunities. Come with your questions!

MONTEREY

STORY SHARING: PHILANTHROPIC LESSONS LEARNED Gather with other members for a conversation about about what we’ve learned in our philanthropy. Bring your stories to share!

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A NIGHT ON THE TOWN: EXPLORING OAKLAND AND BERKELEY Explore the vibrancy of the East Bay food and culture scene with two options for Friday night’s dinner and activities. Oakland Museum at Night: Experience this popular festive night market that includes touring special museum exhibits, live music, and dinner from gourmet food trucks run by local food entrepreneurs. Meet in the hotel lobby to board the bus to the museum at 6:00 pm. Dinner in Oakland and Berkeley: The East Bay is home to some of the country’s most amazing restaurants. Explore these culinary delights with WDN members at restaurants where we will pre-reserve tables. Sign-up sheets available at the registration table and during session breaks. Meet in the lobby to board the buses. Those with Chez Panisse reservations should board the bus at 5:30 pm. All others should board the bus at 6:00 pm.

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM SONOMA

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MOVIE NIGHT Join your WDN friends for our popular movie night at the hotel, complete with popcorn and beverages. Our film this year is Vessel, the story of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative.

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Saturday, November 8 7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

BREAKFAST

HORIZON

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CIRCLE MEETING

MONTEREY

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

FILM AND MEDIA CIRCLE MEETING

NAPA 2

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

CRIMINAL (IN)JUSTICE CIRCLE MEETING

NAPA 3

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM SONOMA

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM SONOMA, MENDOCINO, MONTEREY, NAPA 2,

IMAGINE 2030: FLASH FORWARD, SCENARIO 2 In this session we will be transported into an interactive scenario that will give conference attendees a chance to experience what the U.S., the world, and WDN could look like in 2030, depending on the decisions we make now, and taking into account the key trends discussed earlier in the program. IMAGINE 2030: REACT AND REFLECT In small breakout groups, engage in facilitated discussions to reflect on critical topics highlighted in Future Scenario 2.

NAPA 3

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SONOMA

IMAGINE 2030: GALLERY WALK Each group will identify key takeaways to share in the large group, and together we will create and discuss a collaborative board of reflections.

12:15 PM

Gather in the lobby to board the bus to Los Cilantros.

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

LUNCH AT LOS CILANTROS Enjoy regional Mexican dishes made with organic, locally sourced ingredients at this special lunch at Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center. Los Cilantros Restaurant is a project of the San Francisco food incubator La Cocina, which was founded and supported by WDN members.

2:15 PM

Bus returns to the Claremont.

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2:45 PM – 3:15 PM SONOMA

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM SONOMA, MENDOCINO, MONTEREY, NAPA 2,

IMAGINE 2030: FLASH FORWARD, SCENARIO 3 In this session we will be transported into an interactive scenario that will give conference attendees a chance to experience what the U.S., the world, and WDN could look like in 2030, depending on the decisions we make now, and taking into account the key trends discussed earlier in the program. IMAGINE 2030: REACT AND REFLECT In small breakout groups, engage in facilitated discussions to reflect on critical topics highlighted in Future Scenario 3.

NAPA 3

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM LIVING ROOM

BREAK Snacks available in the Living Room!

SONOMA

IMAGINE 2030: GALLERY WALK Each group will identify key takeaways to share in the large group, and together we will create and discuss a collaborative board of reflections.

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

MIDDLE EAST PEACE AND DEMOCRACY CIRCLE MEETING

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

NAPA 2

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

EARTH CIRCLE MEETING

NAPA 3

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

IMMIGRATION CIRCLE MEETING

MONTEREY

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DINNER

CLAREMONT BALLROOM

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM CLAREMONT BALLROOM

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SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY Destiny Arts Center performers will kick off our party with a special dance presentation, followed by music by the all-women band Party Monsters as well as dance music by WDN’s in-house DJ, member Celeste Worl.

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Sunday, November 9 7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

BREAKFAST

HORIZON

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

WOMEN BUILDING A JUST PEACE CIRCLE MEETING

NAPA 2

NAPA 3

PROGRESSIVE/POLITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE (PPI) CIRCLE MEETING

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

VALUES BASED INVESTING CIRCLE MEETING

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

MONTEREY

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM SONOMA

IMAGINE 2030: THE RESULTS Ellen and her facilitation team will consolidate and synthesize all of the feedback from the previous days, and based on those findings will present a final, composite scenario. Come to this session to find out the results of our work together, and to engage in a large-group discussion about some key elements of WDN’s future direction.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

BREAK

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CAPSTONE SPEECH: REPRESENTATIVE STACEY ABRAMS Representative Stacey Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. She will share her thoughts on reflective democracy, women’s economic security, and the challenges and opportunities in the emerging “new South.”

SONOMA

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

SONOMA

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

HORIZON

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IMAGINE 2030 CONFERENCE FACILITATORS

ELLEN SPRENGER, Imagine 2030 Strategic Visioning Consultant & Facilitator springstrategies.org Ellen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for human rights and social justice and since 2004 the Founder and CEO of Spring Strategies. She is a believer – especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. Previously she was Executive Director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam, and held several leadership positions at Oxfam-Novib. Ellen holds a Masters in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, and is an Integral Master Coach. She has published about the future of women’s rights, organizational transformation and funding trends globally, is currently the chair of Women Win Foundation, and does her most creative work listening to Marion Verbruggen playing the recorder. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada and has lived in Tanzania, South Africa, and the United States.

NICOLE REGALADO, Imagine 2030 Facilitator springstrategies.org Nicole Regalado is a digital organizer, graphic designer and women’s rights activist. She is the Online Advocacy Manager for Planned Parenthood Northern California and its political arm, Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund. Nicole was on the California statewide digital team that led the email and social media strategy for AB 154, the only piece of legislation passed in the United States that expanded access to abortion in 2013. Nicole is also a consultant at Spring Strategies where she advances projects that help human rights and social justice leaders drive and accelerate change globally, and a Board Member of Spark SF, a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest in projects and organizations that improve the lives of women around the world.

ELIZABETH SEJA MIN, Imagine 2030 Facilitator sejamin.com Elizabeth Seja Min cut her teeth guiding teams as a music director and conductor. At age 25, she was Co-Founder and Conductor of The Women’s Philharmonic, a professional orchestra, building the brand, the leadership and the business from the ground up. For ten years, she served as senior consultant to the Women’s Funding Network, where she worked with programs related to developing people and resources. Currently, she serves as strategic facilitator for the B-Corps Certified social enterprise New Day Films and as Executive Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Francisco. With the Institute for Women’s Leadership, she heads the Gender Partnership Diagnostic, a tool used in Fortune 500s, and is a thought leader on diversity and inclusion.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS REPRESENTATIVE STACEY ABRAMS, Capstone Keynote Representative Stacey Abrams 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. She has been recognized nationally as one of “12 Rising Legislators to Watch” by Governing magazine, and she received the inaugural Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY’s List. One of six children, Rep. Abrams was born and raised in Mississippi by working class parents who taught her the value of public service and sacrifice at a young age. She attended Spelman College, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and Yale Law School.

ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL, Opening Keynote policylink.org Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, started PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure. Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as Senior Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as Founder of the Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, where she pioneered new approaches to neighborhood revitalization. Blackwell is a frequent commentator for some of the nation’s top news organizations, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, CNN and has appeared regularly on such shows as The Tavis Smiley Show, Nightline, and PBS’s Now.

BRENDA CHORESI CARTER, Reflective Democracy Campaign Director Brenda Choresi Carter is the Director of WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign, which works to create political leadership that looks like America. She is an organizer and strategist with two decades of experience in the labor movement, electoral politics, policy, and research. She was previously the Special Assistant to the President of UNITE HERE, the union of hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada. She earned a Ph.D in American Studies from Yale University, where she led two strikes by teaching and research assistants, challenging poor working conditions and threats to academic freedom. In addition to her organizing work, she teaches courses on work, culture, and the economy at Brown University.

IAN INABA, Imagine 2030 Presenter engagementlab.org Ian Inaba is an accomplished filmmaker, organizer, and new media expert. As Executive Director and Co-Founder of Citizen Engagement Lab, he helps the acceleration and growth of various new organizing efforts by providing strategic guidance, creative ideas, and useful connections. Ian directed the 2006 Sundance award-winning documentary American Blackout, chronicling voter suppression. He also directed Eminem’s music video “Mosh” – which was viewed over 10 million times online and nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. In addition to his film work, he co-authored True Lies, published in 2004. Ian was previously Director of Corporate Development for Checkpoint Software Technologies and an investment banker with Robertson, Stephens and Company. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS HEATHER MCGHEE, Imagine 2030 Presenter demos.org Heather C. McGhee is President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Heather is an influential voice in the media and her opinions, writing, and research have appeared in numerous outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She is the co-author of a chapter on retirement insecurity in the book Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. She serves on the boards of Public Campaign, the Center for Working Families, and Consumer Reports.

SHAYDA EDWARDS NAFICY, Imagine 2030 Presenter stopcorporateabuse.org At Corporate Accountability International, Shayda Naficy leads the campaign to protect democratic water governance around the world, promote the human right to water at the United Nations and stop the World Bank from promoting water privatization and corporatization. Previously, Naficy worked to advance the rights of indigenous peoples at the Indian Law Resource Center. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Rice University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

AI-JEN POO, Imagine 2030 Presenter domesticworkers.org Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Codirector of the Caring Across Generations campaign, has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United (DWU), the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers’ convening, out of which formed the NDWA. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the National Council on Aging. Among Ai-jen’s numerous accolades are the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list, TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and a just-announced MacArthur Genius Award.

JOEL SILBERMAN, Conference Production Team & Media Lounge Facilitator democracypartners.com Joel Silberman, Founder and President of Media Talent 2.0 Inc, comes to political communications from a disciplined theatrical and musical career and is a widely respected media strategist/trainer for progressive organizations, online activists and candidates. Among his clients are: Van Jones / Rebuild The Dream, People for the American Way Foundation, Young Elected Officials Network, Media Matters for America, New Organizing Institute (NOI), Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), National Women’s Law Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos.com), Nate Silver (538.com), Mike Lux, Lt. Dan Choi, GetEQUAL, Matthew Segal (OurTime.org), and numerous federal, state and local elected officials. Joel is a frequent guest lecturer at the Juilliard School in New York. 20

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CONFERENCE ENTERTAINMENT

PARTY MONSTERS The Party Monsters is a soulful good-time Party Dance Band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. An all-women band, the Party Monsters play a varied mixture of Motown, R&B, Classic Rock and Soul, as well as soft Jazz, Swing and Latin styles.

LOS CENZONTLES CULTURAL ARTS ACADEMY loscenzontles.com Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists – all working in tandem to amplify Mexican roots here in the Bay Area and beyond. Los Cenzontles began with the idea that connecting young people to art and their cultural roots provides them a foundation from which to grow and thrive.

DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY destinyarts.org Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) is a multicultural group of teens that create original performance art pieces that combine hip-hop, modern, and aerial dance, theater, martial arts, song, and rap. The company has been the subject of two documentary films, A Place Named Destiny and F R E E, and the National Endowment for the Arts funded the creation of their curriculum guide called Youth on the Move! DAYPC comes out of Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based nonprofit violence prevention and arts education organization that has been serving youth for over 25 years through after-school, weekend and summer programs in dance, theater, martial arts, self-defense, performance, and youth leadership.

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HOTEL DETAILS CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS With views of the San Francisco Bay, the Claremont Hotel & Spa in Berkeley offers a peaceful retreat environment, including a newly renovated fitness complex and an awardwinning spa. RESOURCE MATERIALS If you brought materials to share with other conference attendees, they will be available in our resource room in NAPA 1. Space is limited, and you are responsible for taking home any leftover materials, including books, by the conference closing. Please be mindful of our carbon footprint when distributing printed resources. The sale of goods is not permitted. CLAREMONT GREEN INITIATIVES The Claremont is committed to incorporating eco-friendly hotel practices into the conference experience, including water-saving devices and recycling throughout the hotel, a linen re-use program, and environmentally friendly cleaning products. In addition, all reusable resort items are donated to local nonprofits. HOTEL DINING We are committed to providing healthy, seasonal meal choices for conference participants. WDN staff works directly with the hotel chefs to ensure that dining options include a wide array of organic, locally sourced fare. INTERNET ACCESS Wireless internet access will be available at no additional charge in our meeting spaces. Room rates include high-speed internet access in the guest rooms. BUSINESS CENTER Located on the lobby level of the Claremont, the Business Center is accessible 24-hours a day. There are two computer stations and two small printers available for guests to use. FITNESS FACILITIES AND SPA SERVICES As guests at the Claremont, conference participants have access to the club/fitness center and fitness classes at no additional charge. Complimentary 90-minute spa rituals – including the Spa’s relaxation lounge, whirlpool, steam room, and therapeutic showers – are available by appointment only. For reservations please call 800.551.7266. CHILDCARE Up to three hours of complimentary childcare (per guest room, per day) is offered at the Claremont’s Kid’s Club, based on availability. The cost is $12 per hour per child thereafter. Contact the front desk for details. PARKING Parking for conference guests at the Claremont is $15 per day. Overnight guests have in and out privileges, while day guests do not. Valet parking is available for an additional $10. CHECK-OUT TIME Check-out time is 12:00 pm.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Women Donors Network staff would like to extend our gratitude for the ongoing support of our Board of Directors, our members who have shared their input and advice throughout the planning process, and our strategic visioning team who have worked so hard to make our Annual Conference a success. WDN STAFF Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, Senior Director of Membership & Communications Kathleen Andreson, Program & Communications Manager Angela Bottum, Chief Operating Officer Rebecca Flournoy, Senior Director of Programs Shanthi Gonzales, Membership & Program Coordinator Donna P. Hall, President & CEO Ginger Hintz, Program Manager Flannery May, Accounting & Project Assistant Laurel Potter Huerta, Project Manager, Programs & Technology Initiatives Rachael Vasquez, Communications Intern 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Erin Rossitto, Chair Lenore Hanisch, Vice Chair Margery Goldman, Secretary Kimberly C. Oxholm, Treasurer Donna P. Hall, President & CEO Krista Brewer Carla Kleefeld Jamie McMahon Jessica Ozberker Mahsa Pelosky Sara Sanderson Trish Weber 

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Tear out this handy schedule and take it with you as quick reference to times and locations.

LOCATION KEY MONT: Monterey HOR: Horizon SON: Sonoma MR: Meritage Restaurant MRPR: Meritage Restaurant, Private Room MEN: Mendocino N1: Napa 1 N2: Napa 2 N3: Napa 3 LR: Living Room CB: Claremont Ballroom

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm MONT New & Prospective Member Reception 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm HOR Registration 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm HOR Bay Area Welcome Reception 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm SON Dinner and Welcome Remarks 8:00 PM – 8:30 pm SON Opening Keynote 8:30 PM – 9:15 pm SON Opening Night Performance FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 7:30 am - 9:00 am HOR Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 am N2/N3 Briefing on WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign 9:15 am - 9:40 am SON Morning Introductions 9:40 am - 12:00 pm SON Future Trends: Setting the Course • Heather McGhee, Demos • Shayda Edwards Naficy, Corporate Accountability International • Ian Inaba, Citizen Engagement Lab • Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm MRPR LGBTQ Caucus Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm MR General Lunch 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm SON Imagine 2030: Flash Forward, Scenario 1 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SON, MEN, MONT, N2, N3 Imagine 2030: React and Reflect 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm SON Imagine 2030: Gallery Walk 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Optional Afternoon Activities • LR Media Lounge • MONT Story Sharing: Philanthropic Lessons Learned 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm A Night on the Town: Exploring Oakland and Berkeley 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm SON Movie Night

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 7:30 am - 8:50 am HOR Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:50 am MONT Reproductive Health Circle Meeting 8:00 am - 8:50 am N2 Film and Media Circle Meeting 8:00 am - 8:50 am N3 Criminal (In)Justice Circle Meeting 9:00 am - 9:30 am SON Imagine 2030: Flash Forward, Scenario 2 9:30 am - 10:45 am SON, MEN, MONT, N2, N3 Imagine 2030: React and Reflect 10:45 am - 11:00 am Break 11:00 am - 12:00 pm SON Imagine 2030: Gallery Walk 12:15 pm Bus leaves for Los Cilantros 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch at Los Cilantros 2:15 pm Bus returns to the Claremont 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm SON Imagine 2030: Flash Forward, Scenario 3 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm SON, MEN, MONT, N2, N3 Imagine 2030: React and Reflect 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm LR Break 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm SON Imagine 2030: Gallery Walk 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm N2 Middle East Peace and Democracy Circle Meeting 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm N3 Earth Circle Meeting 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm MONT Immigration Circle Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CB Dinner 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm CB Saturday Night Party SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 7:30 am - 8:50 am HOR Breakfast 8:00 am - 8:50 am N2 Women Building a Just Peace Circle Meeting 8:00 am - 8:50 am N3 Progressive/Political Infrastructure (PPI) Circle Meeting 8:00 am - 8:50 am MONT Values Based Investing Circle Meeting 9:00 am - 11:15 am SON Imagine 2030: The Results 11:15 am - 11:30 am Break 11:30 am - 12:00 pm SON Capstone Speech 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm SON Closing Remarks 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm HOR Lunch

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