What is a Giving Circle?
A Giving Circle is a form of participatory philanthropy where groups of individuals donate money or time to a pooled fund, decide together which charity will benefit and, in doing so, work to increase their awareness of and engagement in the related issues. Many circles, in addition to donating money, also contribute their time and skills to support local causes.
Anyone can become a generous, committed and strategic giver. Many people want to give back, but do not know where to start or feel they have sufficient funds or time to affect change on their own. A Giving Circle helps emerging philanthropists give back to deserving nonprofits.
How does it work? It’s simple.
- Create a circle. We can help you put a group of like minded people together!
- Choose a cause. Assess and vote as a group on deserving nonprofits.
- Decide collectively how much money and/or time each member can contribute.
Please email us if you are interested in joining a Giving Circle.
Author: Leslie Farin