Giving with Impact:

Season 3 Episode 6
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Giving with Impact: Season 3 Episode 6

Better Together: Collective Giving and "People-Centered" Philanthropy

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 2,000 giving circles in the US, with over 150,000 people involved in these circles, helping to donate nearly $1.3 billion dollars. 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 and their community. So, is a collective giving approach like a giving circle right for you? And how do you go about getting started as a donor, or connecting to one as a nonprofit?

Moderator: Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review


  • Sara Lomelin, Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Together
  • Mary Jovanovich, Senior Manager for Relationship Management, Schwab Charitable

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