Engage for Results . . .January 11, 2012 Leave a comment
. . . and much more! Melinda Weekes and I are currently partnering with the good people at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations to facilitate another offering of “Engage for Results,” a workshop that builds on our work together 5 years ago through the Change Agent Project. During this initial work convening grantmakers and nonprofits around the country, we heard loud and clear that addressing power dynamics and engaging in authentic relationships would be key to ensuring that grantmaking is more relevant and impactful with respect to the work of nonprofits and outcomes for communities. The video above is what we showed yesterday morning here during the first day of our session in San Diego (thanks to San Diego Grantmakers for hosting us!). Beyond building the case for and skill around engagement, we are always eager and curious to hear and collect success stories, in addition to those that appear in our joint publication with GEO, Nothing About Me Without Me. So please do chime in with other stories of effective grantmaker-grantee/stakeholder relationships.