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Grassroots Perspectives features people powered possibilities that are transformng local communities and the innovative funders who are opening up more opportunities for groups of everyday people to make a difference in the place that they call home.

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Join Janis as she talks with Judy de Barros, Manager of The Seattle Foundation's esteemed Neighbor to Neighbor grassroots grantmaking program. Janis and Judy are talking about how Neighbor to Neighbor has evolved over its twenty year... more

Listen to this Grassroots Perspectives podcast to hear Janis' conversation with Jeanette Mitchell, Director of Leadership for Professionals of Color at Cardinal Stritch University, about Milwaukee's new Neighborhood Leadership... more

In this podcast, Janis is talking with Zilber Family Foundation President Susan Lloyd about the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a partnership between the Zilber Family Foundation and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. in Lindsay Heights,... more

In this Grassroots Perspectives podcast, Janis is visiting with Emily Verellen, Director of Programs and Communications with The Fledgling Fund, a private foundation driven by the passionate belief that film can inspire a better world.... more

Janis is talking with Sheena Solomon about the What If Mini-Grant Program that she designed to encourage Syracuse neighbors to join forces and move their good ideas into action. Sheena will tell us why she thought a mini-grant... more

On this episode of Grassroots Perspectives, Janis is talking with Matt Leighninger, Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and author of The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to... more

Janis is talking with Eric Jacobson, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, about work that is changing how resources are being invested to support people with developmental disabilities - recognizing that... more

In this Grassroots Perspectives podcast, Janis is talking with Susan Clark, co-author of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home. Janis and Susan are talking about the concept of slow... more

In this podcast, Janis is talking with De'Amon Harges, the original "Roving Listener" at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. As a Roving Listener, De'Amon discovers the gifts, passions and dreams of citizens in his... more

In this episode of Grassroots Perspectives, Janis is talking with David Portillo, long-time grassroots grantmaker and Program Officer at The Denver Foundation, about the power of patient money for growing the capacity of community... more

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