Learning in the context of Fenomenal Funds is an emergent, adaptive, and co-evolutionary process. We see learning as an integral part of the grantmaking process in both the design and implementation phases. In our bold experiment as a feminist-funding collaborative that combines pooled funding, shared governance, and participatory grantmaking, the stakeholders involved are interacting in a power-sharing process. All stakeholders are engaged in the model, responding and adapting to each other so that what emerges and evolves is an ongoing cycle of learning.
The primary purpose of Fenomenal Funds’ learning strategy is to lay out a process that facilitates and guides deep reflection, critical inquiry, and real-time learning in collaboration with women’s funds members of the Prospera INWF. We believe our reflexive approach contributes to the ongoing process of refining our model and supports us towards achieving Fenomenal Funds’ outcomes by 2025.
This document is a summary of our learning strategy. It outlines our strategy development process, guiding principles, key components of our strategy and its implementation plan.