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CASE STUDY | Shifting From a Funder-Driven to Community-Driven Process

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The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation (Sewall) has been engaged in a learning journey—both internally and externally—to deepen equity. That learning has informed the foundation’s thinking about what they do and how they do it and sparked their desire to shift towards more community-driven processes.

One of Sewall’s hallmarks is a relationship-centered practice through programs that are designed in conversation with community members and peer funders. Influenced in part by Being the Change, Sewall has been exploring different ways they can transform themselves to increase their impact. In addition to providing grants for general operations, projects, and capital expenses, Sewall employs other strategies, including capacity building, impact investment, and support for policy and advocacy, to achieve transformative impacts in communities across the state of Maine.

Lisa Attygalle

By Lisa Attygalle

In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to improve the way they engage with their communities. Over the last seven years her work has focused on creating engagement strategies for municipalities and organizations, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives. -- Au Tamarack Institute, Lisa travaille avec les villes et les organisations afin qu’elles améliorent leur façon de mobiliser leur communauté. Au cours des sept dernières années, son travail s’est concentré sur l’élaboration de stratégies de mobilisation pour les municipalités et les organisations, la planification intégrée des communications, et l’utilisation de la technologie et de la créativité pour mobiliser les gens. Lisa est partisane de la simplicité en ce qui concerne les infrastructures, les cadres de travail et la conception. De plus, elle adore appliquer les principes de la mercatique, de la publicité, de la fidélisation et de l’expérience utilisateur aux initiatives communautaires.

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