Resource Bank

Part of our commitment to the community is making sure that people have access to tools and resources that support their decision-making. 

This is not a required reading list but an opportunity for us to share with you the ideas that influence how we think.

Over time, we want this resource bank to grow and we encourage you to get in touch with us with your suggestions of what we can add.

Click on the titles in the contents box to jump to the relevant section.

Participatory Grantmaking (PGM)

PGM is a very wide topic and there’s no single way of doing it, however, at its heart is a belief in community-led change and an approach based on trust.

If you’re new to PGM, then we would recommend starting with this report from GrantCraft: Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking.


  • Deep Democracy: a practical method to start dialogue and discussion where we actively search for the wisdom of the minority.
  • Sociocracy: a system of governance which seeks to develop consent rather than use majority voting in discussion and decision-making.


  • Participedia – a global platform for sharing information about public participation

Endowment Fund and Community Investment


  • Kleroterion: An ancient Greek method of random selection for public decision-making