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Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders

Publication date: 
08/2009
Women's Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders adds the valuable perspective of personal narrative to understanding the growth of giving circles over the past ten years. Focused on the motivations, challenges, and opportunities of the 18 giving circle founders interviewed, the booklet is a testament to two factors that propelled this grassroots phenomenon – media interest and the powerful women’s social network.
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The Impact of Giving Together: Giving Circles’ Influence on Members’ Philanthropic and Civic Behaviors, Knowledge, and Attitudes

Publication date: 
03/2009

Released by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, United Philanthropy Forum, and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, “The Impact of Giving Together” specifically examines the impact of giving circles on members’ giving and civic engagement.

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Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement

Publication date: 
01/2009
This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.
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Focus on Gulf Coast Hurricane Giving

Publication date: 
09/2008

Since 2005, U.S. grantmakers committed more than $1 billion for relief, recovery, and rebuilding in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Get interactive maps and charts to explore more than 4,000 of the grants awarded from the Foundation Center.

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