Participation, Power, Philanthropy: Putting Nonprofits and Communities in the Driver's Seat
In this session at the PEAK Grantmaking Conference, we will explore what it looks like to have nonprofits and communities drive our work, how much participation is required to center out work on what the community tells us they need and how we can be advocates for this approach to philanthropy.
As grants managers, our desire to have a positive impact on the communities we serve fuels our work. In order to create the greatest impact, we must work side by side with nonprofits and communities to solve problems and determine the most effective path forward. But what does it look like to have nonprofits and communities drive our work? How much participation is required to center our work on what the community tells us it needs? How can we be advocates for this approach to philanthropy?
Through individual reflection, group activities, peer coaching and discussion, this session will help you assess how nonprofits and communities currently participate in your work. We will discuss the importance of examining participation through diversity, equity and inclusion lenses, and you will leave with tools to help your organization plan for three important “w’s” of participation: when participation is important, who should participate and what participation could look like. We will end our day with dedicated time to reflect on the role you can play in creating opportunities for participation moving forward.
Start: Tuesday, March 10, 10:30 AM Pacific
End: Tuesday, March 10, 11:45 AM Pacific
2020 PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Seattle 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101
Director, Programs, GEO