Writings by community members

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A word about language.

The phrase “Participatory Grantmaking” is not perfect. It’s both hard to say and difficult to spell. There are limitations, and there are numerous definitions and overlapping concepts. And yet, it

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Putting Participation in Participatory Grantmaking

If we are doing Participatory Grantmaking by just inviting people to engage in the work that we do, in the way that we do it, without any wrap-around support we are always just setting them up for failure. The most exciting and rewarding part of my role is working with community members to help them make funding decisions.

Questions for Funders to Reflect on

At the Participatory Grantmaking 101 session I did a reverse Q&A where I asked the attendees a number of questions to reflect and ponder on and I invite you to do the same.

Do Participatory Grantmakers Have More Fun?

Last week Derek Bardowell asked me “how are your happiness levels?”. Then Hannah Paterson  tweeted #ParticipatoryGrantmakersHaveMoreFun. Yes, I am pretty happy. Yes, I do think participatory grantmakers have more fun.  

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