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Participatory Funding Models Are Radical Manifestations of Empathy

Superpowers for Good Podcast: A Conversation with Devin Thorpe about empathy in the social sector

Is Participatory Grantmaking the Future of Philanthropy?

Law Family Commission on Civil Society: The next several years will decide how large and how fast participatory grantmaking is embraced – how can we help?

The Power of Letting Go: A Conversation on Participatory Grantmaking

Interview with Brooklyn Community Foundation: Why is Brooklyn Community Foundation “on the cutting edge” of community foundations?

Can the Gates Foundation Cede Power to Those It Seeks to Help?

Chronicle of Philanthropy:  The grant maker has an opportunity to solidify a new approach to what leadership looks like in the philanthropic world.

Interview: Why Funders Do More Good by Ceding Decision-Making Power

The Business of Giving: The following is a conversation between Meg Massey and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.

Restoring Democracy: Policy Juries

Medium: In an era of “alternative facts,” policy juries can take conversations out of a hyper-partisan frame.

Restoring Democracy: Legislative Theater

Medium: Can theater increase citizens’ voice and power to influence their government?

Restoring Democracy: Participatory Budgeting

Medium: Participatory budgeting can give people real agency over how their government spends its budget.

Can Real Participation Save Liberal Democracy?

Medium: A series exploring three ideas for re-engaging citizens in the democratic process.

Excerpt: The Legacy of the Giving Pledge

Medium: The secretive announcement shook up philanthropy. A dozen years later, we have to ask: was it for the better?