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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. Not sure if participatory grantmaking is for you or maybe you need a refresher on what it is? Is this you?

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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. Many of these features are still raw.

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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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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. In contrast, The Public School has a democratic framework--anyone can use their website to propose a class she'd like to take or teach.

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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. Projects participatory museum storytelling usercontent' Lots of inspiring and practical tips below - enjoy!

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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." Facilitator bits. That said, the phrase "structured opportunity" is where MuseumNext suffered most.

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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 accepted my proposal. It was like getting paid to process the day in a lovely setting.

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