The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the U.S., published in November 2017, investigates the scope and scale of collective giving groups in the United States to understand their impact on donor giving and civic engagement. The findings present strong evidence that giving circles are an increasingly significant philanthropic force, engaging a greater diversity of donors – including women, people of various ethnic and racial backgrounds, and donors of all wealth levels.
Jason Franklin, Ph.D., the first holder of the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, provides further insights into this report in his blog post from November 2017.
Initial findings from this research are included in The State of Giving Circles Today: Overview of New Research Findings, also published in November 2017.