Interview: Marnie Webb on NetSquared's experience with public participation in grantmaking

Eric: Why not just have experts help develop ideas and directly fund them?

Marnie: There are many people — universities, foundations, private individuals — who find experts, give them resources to develop amazing and elegant solutions and fund them. That’s a model that has been around for a long time and, like any model, it has its strengths and weaknesses.

We wanted to do something different with NetSquared.

– via casefoundation.org

I caught up with Marnie Webb of NetSquared to ask about their Challenges, competitions for tech solutions for nonprofits. See the whole conversation over on the Case Foundation blog, where Marnie touches on differentiation of NetSquared from other competitions and the program’s impact.