The Ireland Funds has released guidance on setting up a Giving Circle for donors who want to maximise their impact in a fun and engaging way.
You don’t need much to start a Giving Circle - just a little motivation, commitment, and an interest in philanthropy.
What is a Giving Circle?
The concept is as simple as it is powerful. a Giving Circle is formed when individuals come together and pool their funds, decide together where to give the money (and perhaps volunteer time or expertise) and learn together about their community and philanthropy. Within these basic parameters, Giving Circles and shared giving take myriad forms.
No Giving Circle looks or acts exactly like another. Indeed, the opportunity to shape a group to meet the particular needs of a community and the particular interests and capabilities of donors remains one of the most appealing aspects of a Giving Circle.
About the Ireland Funds
The Ireland Funds are an international charitable network operating in 12 countries and have raised over $350 million for worthy causes in Ireland and around the world.
The mission of The Ireland Funds is to be the largest worldwide network of people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland.