People-Powered Philanthropy: Giving Circles as a Tool for Change

Friday, November 17

9:30 am – 10:30 am

People-Powered Philanthropy: Giving Circles as a Tool for Change

Location: City View 2 (4th Floor, Hotel)


Giving circles bring groups of people together to pool their money and decide where to make a collective gift. This is people-powered philanthropy—giving that is values-aligned and centers our communities and people. Giving circle members give in more strategic ways, are increasingly diverse, and bring more diverse opinions and information to bear when deciding how to give—all while filling in funding gaps and liberating capital to small, grassroots organizations.

Want to learn more about this people-powered model and how you can build power and uplift your community? During this workshop, Philanthropy Together team members will explain why collective giving is important and how it can benefit communities, and then show participants how to put them into practice. We’ll cover the core design and structure for a thriving giving circle and the steps you can take to start your own.

You bring the vision to start your giving circle—we have the tips and tools to help you make that vision a reality!

Director of Engagement
Philanthropy Together
150 150 Natalie Van Maerssen
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