Want to start a giving circle, but not sure how?

This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to help you launch one in your community.





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Giving circle research and best practices point to 4 key impact areas you should consider focusing on and tracking including membership demographics, civic engagement and giving metrics, circle relationship with the host organization, and circle...

Giving circles working to embed racial equity into their giving and culture often can forget one of the most important aspects – how they show up for their community and communities they are partnering with....

Giving circles, when created with intentionally and rooted in community, can be tools for social justice and advocates for racial equity. For giving circles just stepping into racial equity work, the process can be daunting...

Conflict is a natural part of any group of individuals. It can arise during something as trivial as deciding where to grab lunch or as important as working toward racial equity. When building your circle,...

Community agreements are a list of guidelines defining how group members commit to engaging with one another. In this tool, you’ll find examples and activities to help you define agreements for your group.

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