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Responding to the Moment: Participatory Approaches in Philanthropy

June 20 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Session Description: Under pressure from civil society to transform the inequitable system of philanthropy, some foundations are embracing the participation of people with lived experience. One approach is participatory philanthropy, which involves people impacted by the funding in grantmaking and beyond. Funders can involve the people they serve in many areas of their work, from governance to grantmaking to strategy, and beyond. But what can that look like? What approaches work, and in which contexts? And what risks are there? What's the best way to think about it? What is necessary to have in place before starting? And, how does one even get started? This workshop will introduce the concept of participatory philanthropy and share the experience of Fund for Shared Insight’s participatory climate initiative. Speakers from the Fund for Shared Insight will introduce important insights and recommendations for those considering participatory practices, and share their funder readiness assessment to see if the practice is a fit for your fund. This event is being made possible by a collaboration with other Philanthropy Serving Organizations from across the country including: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and Health and Environmental Funders.

Audience: This event is open to all current WPN members.

RSVP: Please use this link to RSVP. You'll be able to add call-in details to your personal calendar once you RSVP.

Questions: For questions about this event or any other WPN program related activities please don’t hesitate to contact Kristi Anderson - Director, Programs and Research - at kanderson@wiphilanthropy.org.



June 20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT