The 2023 U.S. Collective Giving Research Initiative aims to better understand the impact of participation in a collective giving group, the diversity within the movement, and how the movement moves philanthropic resources into community organizations often missed by major philanthropy.
Building on previous landscape studies in the U.S., the current study was designed with a racial and gender equity lens in order to center donors often overlooked in academic studies and by traditional philanthropy. The research intends to lift up the diversity of the movement and expand the definition of philanthropy and who is seen as a philanthropist. This study will the who, what, where, why, and how behind the movement, along with the impact that participation in collective giving has on an individual’s level of civic engagement, philanthropic activities and strategies, and overall wellness.
In this session from the 2023 We Give Summit, lead researchers Michael Layton and Adriana Loson-Ceballos share preliminary findings from the study, and highlight shifts in collective giving since the 2016 landscape study.
- Michael Layton, Ph.D., W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
- Adriana Loson-Ceballos, Ph.D., Co-founder, Colmena-Consulting
Original recording date: May 2, 2023