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Throughout history, passionate individuals have joined together to make life better in their communities. Today, thousands of donors pool their money, energy, and ideas to create giving circles.
Giving circles have emerged the last decade as a growing and significant philanthropic trend among donors of all wealth levels and backgrounds. Past studies have shown that the number of giving circles has exploded across the country and that they are an established philanthropic force. A new report finds that donors say they give more, give more strategically, and are more knowledgeable about nonprofit organizations and problems in their communities when they participate in giving circles.
For more information about Giving Circles, check out the resources below which include the Forum's own research into the Giving Circles trend and step-by-step guides on how to start your own Giving Circle. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Moore.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including trends in philanthropy, developing a theory of philanthropy, providing general operating support grants, and storytelling in philanthropy.
The Forum's handbook of tools and resources for giving circle host organizations, including tools for deciding whether to host a giving circle, key questions to ask and a checklist of giving circle and host duties.
Sample proposal review and evaluation guidelines from foundations across the country.