Our role in the Ecosystem

In the past two consultation calls, we received clear feedback about us not having completely figured out how we fit in the ecosystem of existing participatory grantmakers and how we would really add to the field instead of competing with some of them for already scarce resources.  While all of us had their reasons and ideas about what LEAP would add to the field of philanthropy and participatory grantmaking (PG) more specifically, at the time of our first call with activists and social entrepreneurs, we did not articulate…

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Consultations and Compensation

A key value of LEAP is “genuine participation.” This is easier said than done. Currently, we are in the middle of running a series of online consultations with about 10-15 activists and social entrepreneurs each. We hope to gather feedback on our initial ideas, expand our network, and identify individuals who would want to join us to build this thing together. And yet, because so far no member of the Facilitation Team represents a potential grantee of the new fund, genuine participation is not yet happening. When planning…

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