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Giving Circles

Something to Celebrate

K. Sujata | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
K. Sujata

Women, both locally and all throughout the world, are becoming a powerful force in the philanthropic sector.

Philanthropy Through Giving Circles

Meredith James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Meredith James

In addition to funding nonprofits, giving circles are being used to connect people with common interests, educate members and provide a forum to discuss relevant issues, while often keeping the minimal donation low to engage people of all income levels.

Uncircling the Wagons: Philanthropists Who Didn't Cause Our Social Problems

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2013 | Style
Claudia Jacobs

Peter Buffett's op-ed this summer in the New York Times pointed to the irony of the mega-wealthy cloaking themselves with the accoutrements of philant...

5 Ways Young Adults Can Give Back

U.S. News & World Report | Kimberly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Even when young people are strapped for cash, most of them still find a way to give: On average, people under the age of 40 donate about $1,200 a year...

'Giving Circles' Bring Neighbors Together To Fundraise For Local Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One recent night in Needham, several dozen women stood inside Carolyn Shaughnessy's living and dining rooms, listening intently to a woman talk about ...

Giving Circles Encourage Pooled Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One of the most persistent questions we ask when we donate to charity is, "Is this really making a difference?" Indeed, a single $100 donation to Keep...

Women Moving Millions: The Girls Give Back, Big Time

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

In the last 30 years, women's median income has increased over 60%, and more women are becoming educated, and dedicated to giving back. Their studies report that women are less likely to seek recognition, and more likely to want to be involved directly in the causes they support.