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Facilitation: The Secret Ingredient for Successful Participatory Decision-Making in Philanthropy

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In our years of talking to staff, boards, and communities about participatory philanthropy, people often talk about their worst participatory decision-making experiences. New to Participatory Grantmaking? In participatory processes, our preferred way of decision making is consensus.

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Participatory Grantmaking: I’m in! Now what?

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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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An Evolution of Evaluation in Grantmaking With a Participatory Lens

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A Shared and Flexible Understanding of Impact As practitioners of and advocates for participatory philanthropy, we believe there’s a better way. Like many other activities in participatory philanthropy, this approach considers the process to be as important as the outcomes. It promotes mutuality instead of extraction.

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Foundation for Black Communities launch survey on participatory grantmaking

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The Foundation for Black Communities (FFBC) is seeking to learn how foundations across Canada approach participatory grantmaking processes. They are seeking to understand the variety of participatory approaches being used, the benefits and challenges of these approaches, and how they are evaluated.

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Grantmaking: What’s Participation Got to Do with It?

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Lots of grantmakers are intrigued by participatory grantmaking. Participatory grantmaking invites to decision-making tables people who have historically been excluded. Why Would a Grantmaker Choose a Participatory Grantmaking Approach? So, what does participatory grantmaking look like in practice? Those at the top decide.

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Highlights from Candid’s most popular philanthropic resources in 2023?

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Community Fund: A Participatory Grantmaking Case Study , by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative   This case study offers a first-hand look at fostering community collaboration in philanthropy. It outlines best practices and specific activities that funders can employ to safeguard and support their participatory grantmaking decision makers.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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I also had an opportunity to attend a couple of sessions that used participatory facilitation techniques. If you are new to participatory facilitation techniques, use the Spectagram as an opener and use it to better understand skill levels in the room. Here’s what I learned. Spectragram. Next, try provocative statements.