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Reports & Resources

Women’s Funding Network members have access to a variety of research, tools, and other resources to strengthen their day-to-day work. We have listed a selection of such resources below. If you are looking for a tool or resource that is not listed here, please contact us. If you are not yet a member and would like access to resources like these, join us today!


Women & the New Economy: 2013 Regional Convenings

Women & the New Economy was a series of convenings to explore patterns, practices and partnerships that affect women and girls in today’s changing economic landscape. It launched in June 2013 in the Northeast United States, continued on to the Southwest United States in September, and wrapped up in the Southeast in November.


Raising Leaders, Raising Millions: 2013 Donor Retreat

In September 2013, in collaboration with Women Donors Network, Women’s Funding Network, hosted a donors’ retreat in New York City. The goal was to provide women’s foundations’ staff, donors, and other reproductive health leaders with the opportunity to broaden the conversation on reproductive health, gain new tools for sharing the story of the choices women face throughout their lives, and deepen personal connections to what it means to be a donor and an activist.


Presentations & Videos

For more videos and past conference presentations, visit our YouTube channel.


Twelve Women’s Funds in the South: Common Context, Collective Impact (2011)
Learn how 12 women’s funds are addressing critical issues affecting women in the southern United States. In a part of the country too often characterized by its problems, these organizations see enormous potential for women and girls to be the solution.

Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women’s Funds (2009)
To understand the increased inclusion of women within philanthropy, the Foundation Center partnered with the Women’s Funding Network to chart the current landscape of philanthropy focused on women and girls and document the role of women’s funds and foundations. Download the executive summary or the full report, or order a hard copy from the Foundation Center.