Grassroots Perspectives

Grassroots Perspectives


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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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On this episode of Grassroots Grantmakers, Janis is talking with Megan Powers, Senior Program Manager with grassroots solutions, a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on engaging, organizing, and mobilizing people to make an impact.... more

In this episode of Grassroots Perspectives, Janis is talking with Julie Tindall about the City of Orlando's long-standing Mayor's Matching Grants Program that are designed to empower neighborhood associations, schools and non-profit... more

Janis Foster Richardson is talking with community-builder and artist Mark Hopkins about the We Should Know Each Other (WSKEO) parties that he has hosted in his living room in Calgary every other Sunday afternoon since... more

Janis Foster Richardson is talking with Susan Dobkins, Jane's Fund Program Manager for the Russell Family Foundation in Tacoma, Washington, about growing grassroots leaders. Susan will be sharing information about the Jane's... more

Janis is talking with Felicia Dawson, Director of Community Engagement for POAH (Preservation of Affordable Housing) in Chicago. Felicia will be sharing what she has learned about work that is designed to foster community... more

Janis Foster Richardson is talking with Julie Black, Grassroots Grantmakers Board member and Citizen Engagement Associate for The Calgary Foundation in Canada, about the grassroots grantmaking programs that she manages to build... more

Janis Foster Richardson is visiting with Kris Smith, Director of Leadership Development with The Funders Network on Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Janis and Kris are taking about the importance of social... more

Janis Foster Richardson is talking with Jan Thrope, Cleveland area photo-journalist, philanthropist, and investor in grassroots possibilities - about the journey from pain to passion to possibilities that began for her at a community... more

Janis Foster Richardson is talking with Shannon Dixon, founder of the Memphis Cash Mob, about the cash mob movement, what she is doing to bring cash mobs to Memphis and what impact she is seeing so far.