From eJewish Philanthropy (May 18, 2022)
One of the most famous lines from Pirkei Avot, the compilation of Talmudic wisdom that it’s customary to read at this time of year, is Bar Zoma’s question: “Who is wise? He who learns from all people.”
This teaching is at the heart of participatory grantmaking, an inclusive philanthropic approach that encourages funders to learn from – and in some cases share decision-making power with — the individuals and communities that the funding is designed to benefit.
Read op-ed by JFN Senior Program Director Tamar Frydman in eJP.
Download JFN's "Participatory Grantmaking in the Jewish Community and Beyond."