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Participatory Grantmaking: I’m in! Now what?

sgEngage

You’ve read about participatory grantmaking—and maybe even heard about other organizations using this model to distribute control of their funding strategy and grants decisions to the communities they serve. Choosing Your Participatory Grantmaking Champion.

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How to Make Better Decisions Online

Non Profit Quarterly

We each have experience running participatory grantmaking and decision-making processes online using different platforms. They generally have several core functions that work well: collecting, reviewing, and revising ideas and proposals; voting on proposals; and reporting outcomes.

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Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

Museum 2.0

They designed a participatory project that delivers a compelling end product for onsite and online visitors… and they learned some unexpected lessons along the way. The proposal to Metlife was all video. The big goal is to activate your connection with objects in the rest of the museum, that Object Stories models the idea of having deep relationships with objects for any visitor who comes in. Projects participatory museum storytelling usercontent

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Framework vs. Sensibility: Separating Format from Voice

Museum 2.0

I was talking this week with Mark Allen, the founder of Machine Project (an alternative arts space in LA), about different models for community engagement in cultural institutions. I've written before about the difference between participatory processes and products , but this question of frameworks and sensibility is more broadly applicable to community engagement strategies. These days, I spend a lot of time working on new models for both framework and sensibility.

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Adventures in Artist-Driven Public Engagement: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

Museum 2.0

What happens when a formal art museum invites a group of collaborative, participatory artists to be in residence for a year? Several artists offer surprising insights into making participatory projects appealing to visitors. Frequently, we get stuck on developing participatory projects or events that serve as many people as possible. T]he sticking point in everyone’s mind is that what you proposed was not an artwork.

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2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

Once submitted, the application is scrutinized and debated across the organization –often requiring time consuming revisions of the proposal. This eliminates the need to create a new application for Rainin, and leverages the investment already made in a prior proposal.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. DRIVE/ is the preeminent event for professionals who are determined to be subject matter experts in the fields of data, reporting, information, analytics, modeling, visualization and beyond.

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Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

Museum 2.0

Unconference sessions , featuring topics as diverse as "playing an ARG" (with real labyrinth adventures ), "engaging visitors who were dragged to the museum," and "measuring and defining success in participatory projects." I gave an hour-long talk about participatory design practices ( video here ), and Jim gave a small tour of an exhibition he had organized nearby.

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How Do You Capture Compelling Visitor Stories? Interview with Christina Olsen

Museum 2.0

They designed a participatory project that delivers a compelling end product for onsite and online visitors… and they made some unexpected decisions along the way. The proposal to Metlife was all video. The big goal is to activate your connection with objects in the rest of the museum, that Object Stories models the idea of having deep relationships with objects for any visitor who comes in.

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How I Got Here

Museum 2.0

I also learned that the best money in museums for someone who's starting out is in art modeling. I survived the first half of 2003 financially on art modeling and poetry gigs. Anna had been the founding Curator of Education at the National Building Museum, led the Rolling Rainforest project, and was a real innovator in developing in-depth participatory design experiences with community members (though I wouldn't have used those words at the time). Anna accepted my proposal.

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The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being another layer over existing technologies, those who are comfortable with the current models can stay behind while the rest of us move up to the next level. SL is not some new revolutionary model that has never been seen before. It is a social space, a virtual space that can be used to model things not easily modeled in reality, and it???s more preposterous than proposing an immersive MUVE communications revolution).

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Community Exhibit Development: Lessons Learned from The Tech Virtual

Museum 2.0

People who work with non-professionals on participatory projects often talk about finding "neutral" sites for meetings or meeting on their (the non-professionals') territory. The website serves as a simple social network and exhibit proposal holding place, enabling people to propose projects, join exhibit teams, and comment on each other's work.

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Notes from the Future: Reflections on the IMLS Meeting on Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century

Museum 2.0

The IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) has commissioned a preliminary proposal for an NAS (National Academy of Sciences) report on museums and libraries in the 21st century. One of the most promising models for doing so (and a potential way to structure the NAS report) is scenario-based planning. In this model, rather than trying to answer a set of broad questions, you look at the spectrum of viable conditions and extrapolate useful strategies from those.

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