Participatory Grantmaking & Meditations on Power

Participatory Grantmaking & Meditations on Power-ORS Impact

In 2019, Fund for Shared Insight, a national funder collaborative seeking to improve philanthropy by promoting high-quality listening and feedback in service of equity, created a participatory grantmaking process to explore how funders and advocates connect with the people who are affected by their efforts and decision-making. The full initiative is still underway, but Shared Insight’s evaluation and learning partner, ORS Impact, has been reflecting on the experience, including by hearing directly from those involved in the participatory process about how how they felt about shifts in power. This short video previews ORS’s report, “Some Lessons from Participatory Grantmaking and Meditations on Power for the Field.”