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Giving circles are another way to be philanthropic

Giving circles are a unique giving vehicle that can require as little as $5, engage a group in their community and have a big impact. Giving circles are made up of individuals (of any ages) who pool their dollars, choose a giving area or issue, learn about the issue and decide where to direct their collective gift. The circles are an opportunity for community members to learn more about the concerns in their communities and solutions for effective giving as well as a chance for individuals to be social, spend time discussing important issues and to hear from knowledgeable people. Click here to read about the Giving Gang, a Cleveland giving circle that began in 2003 and has given away a total of $225,000.

Recent News

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5 practices to change philanthropy from the outside-in

Paul Shoemaker, executive connector at Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle, shared insights gleaned from 17 years of working in philanthropy in a recent essay titled Re-Constructing Philanthropy from the Outside-In.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Center for Population Dynamics, in its soon-to-be released research report, provides analysis that looks at how and why the "eds and meds" sector is transforming Cleveland's economy.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

For youth by youth: A webinar series for building skills as a youth philanthropist

Monday, May 11, 2015

For youth by youth: A webinar series for building skills as a youth philanthropist