Flippin’ Logics Cards


What people are invited to tell Vancouver Foundation in their systems change grant application is only one part of the equation. Alongside rewording application questions, we asked, how might we address how dominant perspectives and ways of knowing are employed by staff and advisors when judging applications?

The application changes, as minor as they might feel, are designed to give reviewers access to different information and spark different thinking. We created a new tool — a deck of cards — to assist reviewers as they read applications. These cards explicitly name eight dominant logics (identified through observations and by community members and Community Advisors) and then flip each logic, offering eight alternative ways to consider applications.

Below you can find the cards advisors tried in the 2020 fall cycle. Check them out and try them yourself!

Flippin' Logics Cards

July 2021

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