An Introduction to Giving Circles

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The inclusive and democratic process of a giving circle—a highly participative form of collaborative philanthropy in which individual donors pool their money and other resources, and decide together how and where to give them away—and the increased impact of pooled charitable dollars appeal greatly to many donors.

Giving circles generally include social, educational, and engagement components that connect donors to their communities while increasing their understanding of philanthropy and community issues.

In this article, we introduce the benefits and typical structures of these powerful giving vehicles.

 

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