How Can a Process of Introspection Help Grantmakers Better Support their Partners? : Learnings from the in-person gathering of the Organisational Development Community of Practice in Venice, Italy, held on March 20-21, 2024

Apr 30, 2024 | by
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The Philea Organisational Development (OD) Community of Practice (CoP) convened its second in-person gathering in Venice, Italy, on 20-21 March 2024. The focus was on exploring the theme "How Can a Process of Introspection EnhanceGrantmakers' Support for Partners?"

Through an experimental Reinventing Organisations workshop, drawing inspiration from Frederic Laloux's work, participants engaged in collective reflection. They explored ways funders can meaningfully enhance the organisational capacity and resilience of their partner organisations and 'walk the talk', aligning actions with stated values.This document presents key reflections and learnings from the workshop, aiming to stimulate a critical introspection on aligning internal dynamics with external actions and fostering collaborative and equitable relationships between funders and grantees.