360-degree Connection: Experiences from Participatory Grantmaking
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At its core, participatory grantmaking shifts decision-making power about funding to the very communities impacted by the decisions. Do you want to learn what this looks like in practice?
Red Deer & District Community Foundation used a special funding opportunity to try this approach, creating a stakeholder-led forum for nonprofits to determine how to achieve the greatest impact for their community. Watch this on-demand to hear what community foundation leadership, board representatives, and participating nonprofits learned from the experience.
Our special guest speakers from the community foundation and one of the grassroots organizations involved in the initiative talked about:
- How to promote participatory opportunities in your community
- Who might be at the table and what they’ll experience
- Challenges, successes, and lessons learned in participatory grantmaking
- Plans for the future of Red Deer & District’s program
Erin Peden | Executive Director, Red Deer Community Foundation
Dieulita Datus | Applicant, Ubuntu – Mobilizing Central Alberta
Krista Nymark VandenBrink | Vice-Chair on Board of Directors, Red Deer Community Foundation