Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking
Funders are increasingly looking to engage the communities they serve in the grantmaking process, but there are few resources about how to do so. The guide explores how funders can engage in participatory grantmaking and cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the very communities they aim to serve. Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking illustrates why and how funders around the world are engaging in this practice that is shifting traditional power dynamics in philanthropy. Created with input from a number of participatory grantmakers, the guide shares challenges, lessons learned, and best practices for engaging in inclusive grantmaking.
Publication date: October 2, 2018
- Communications: Listen to others and communicate effectively.
Lifecycle of a Grant Competencies
- Award and Monitoring: Establish mutual expectations between the grantmaker and grantee to support success.
- Award and Monitoring: Monitor grantee activity to support grantee success and determine compliance with grant agreement.