Benefits of Giving Circles
Women involved in giving circles emphasise that they themselves are often the greatest beneficiaries with the opportunity to learn, share and grow as philanthropists and active community members.
For the Community
Giving circles bring value to the community in the form of increased philanthropic investment and well-informed, engaged social investors and volunteers. Research in the USA has indentified that giving circles increase the impact of social investment via pooled funds; influence members to give strategically and to give more; catalyse meaningful social connections and support in the community; and are more likely to assist programs benefiting women, ethnic and minority groups.1
1 The Impact of Giving Together Angela M. Eikenberry and Jessica Bearman