Ever hears of a giving circle? It’s a great way for friends to get together and support causes they care about. Giving circles are made up of a small group of friends that meet informally on occassion, simliar to supper clubs and book clubs.
I suppose social service clubs have been doing this for years in a more formal way. In my town clubs like Rotary, Optimist and Business & Professional Women (which I’m a member of) support charities regularly and/or will make special gifts to a variety of causes.Â A giving circle would just be a smaller, less formal way of doing this.
Here are some links with great information about giving circles…
Add Some Spice to Your Bunco Night: Make it a Giving Circle Too from Dollar Philanthropy
Giving circles mix fun, fundraising from USA Today (article referenced in the above post)
Ten Steps for Starting a Giving Circle from the Minnesota Toolkit for Giving
Giving Circles Are Here to Stay from the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers