Better Together: Collective Giving and ‘People-Centered’ Philanthropy
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Modern philanthropy provides us with a wealth of opportunities and approaches to help create the change that we want to see in the world. One such approach that continues to grow in popularity is the idea of collective giving, which often translates to giving circles. It’s estimated that there are currently over 2000 giving circles in the U.S., with over 150,000 people involved in these circles, helping to donate nearly $1.3 billion. Giving circles can provide donors with a way to increase both their knowledge and understanding of issues and solutions, and their impact on those issues, while helping them to connect with other like-minded donors in their community.
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