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What is participatory grantmaking, and why are funders utilizing this method of community-led grantmaking? What are some case studies of family-led philanthropies that have successfully used a participatory grantmaking approach? Learn how funders engage community members in the decision-making process and what strategies have been successful.


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The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Friends of the Family and Partner Subscriber organizations.

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Featured Speakers

Nwamaka Agbo

Nwamaka is the CEO of the Kataly Foundation and Managing Director of the Restorative Economies Fund.…

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Monica George

Monica George serves as Program Officer for Asset Funders Network’s Chicago Chapter. Monica is a trustee…

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Cynthia Gibson

Cynthia M. Gibson, Ph.D., is founder and principal of Cynthesis Consulting, which specializes in evaluation, public…

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Ambar Cristina Hanson

Ambar Cristina Hanson, MPA, is the Executive Director at Mortenson Family Foundation. She recently transitioned into…

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Leslie Ramyk

Leslie Ramyk is currently the executive director of the Conant Family Foundation, a family foundation focused on…

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