Giving Together: How Communities are Driving a Giving Circle Renaissance

Everything old is new again – Giving Circles and collaborative giving are hot topics in the nonprofit community these days as individuals seek greater connection to the communities their charitable dollars serve. We’ve invited leading experts on the subject to provide a breadth of perspective and insights into how smart nonprofits and small businesses can…

The POWER of WE

What happens when donors come together, pool their resources, and collectively decide on how they want to distribute funds? They harness The POWER of WE, the power of collective giving. Join Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), as we explore the power of collective giving. The discussion will center on how this grassroots philanthropic movement empowers…

The Power of Giving Circles

In case you missed it! Watch The Power of Giving Circles, a discussion about the history, impact and power of Black-led giving circles.

Community Foundations & Giving Circles in the News

It has been a great news week for giving circles.  I’m particularly grateful for the Nonprofit Quarterly article, Asian Giving Circles Bring Heart, Focus & Community to Individual Philanthropy.  In it, Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge writes: Some observe that giving circles hold great promise for a more grounded form of community-based philanthropy. This report, entitled “The Value…

Give Get Grow Challenge: Bringing Community Foundations & Giving Circles Closer

I am a big fan of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Their work always inspires me, but the recent announcement of their Give Get Grow Challenge is particularly exciting. While their giving circles in some regions have strategically partnered with community foundations to start donor advised funds as a way to connect the AANHPI…

COF Fall 2014 Conference for Community Foundations #CF100

Global Perspectives for Local Action – Next week I will join Anderson Giovani da Silva, CEO, ICom – Instituto Comunitario Grande Florianopolis for a panel discussion about community philanthropy experiences and strategies from global practice.  I look forward to sharing how giving circles are strengthening the work of community philanthropy.

Save the Date: The New York Women’s Foundation Neighborhood Dinner in the BRONX

On September 19, 2013, The New York Women’s Foundation will hold its annual Neighborhood Dinner in the Bronx.  This event is organized by the Circle of Sisters for Social Change and honors women leaders of both nonprofits and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and committed involvement in neighborhood-based work on behalf of women and…