Methods There are countless ways to give outside-the-box. Here you will find the most accessible, successful, and collaborative Indie Philanthropy practices. They represent dynamically tackled giving and can be played with, altered and made your own. Community-Based Decision-Making empowers community representatives to help make funding decisions. Flow Funding allows a funder to entrust money to an individual or organization to distribute as they wish. Funding Individuals channels money directly to individuals instead of organizations. Funding Start-Ups seeds dreams, emergent ideas and new projects and organizations. Giving Circles are communities of funders and others pooling money and expertise to give collectively. Micro Granting provides very small amounts of money, usually to seed new work or seize windows of opportunity. Partnerships means collaborating with other organizations to make grants or support philanthropic activities. Spending Down Spending Down means an endowed foundation is intentionally spending money faster than that money is being replenished. Indie Investing directs investment capital toward enterprises that support social equity, ecological resilience and community wealth.