Technology has disrupted nearly every aspect of society – and philanthropy is no exception. Giving, which increasingly takes place online, brings new challenges, from building trust to establishing a greater sense of online and offline community. Women are both more likely to give, and more likely to engage online and on social media. Women Give […]
As we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we couldn’t help but find links to one of our favorite growing philanthropic trends: giving circles.
Seattle, Washington (April 26, 2019) – Supported by a lead grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 19 other funders, 82 participants from dozens of American giving circles and giving circle networks came together for a historic gathering in Seattle, Washington to connect with and learn from each other, and to build a vision […]
By Lindsay Bressman Lindsay Bressman currently facilitates a Parents Giving Circle at Hannah Senesh Community Day School, co-facilitates a 7+ year old virtual giving circle with 30+ members in memory of a dear friend, and will be facilitating a Brooklyn-based Pop Up Giving Circle focused on supporting refugees and funded through UJA-Federation. Reaching Across the […]
New Site Seeks to Make It Easier for Giving Circles to Blossom By Heather Joslyn Over the 10 years since Tracey Webb founded Black Benefactors, a Washington-area giving circle for African-American donors, she has had many conversations with people who want to get serious about their giving. Sometimes, if they have heard of donor-advised funds, […]
Custom version of Growfund charitable giving platform leads the shift in philanthropy by offering an easy-to-use and affordable Donor Advised Fund with community sharing features ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5, 2018 – Global Impact, a world leader in growing global philanthropy, launched a version of its Growfund charitable giving platform designed for Giving Circles of any size. Growfund […]
In case you missed it, read Brandolon Barnett’s article in the Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ): “Philanthropic Disruptions: Everything and the Kitchen Sink,” published in November, 2017.
2017 has been a brutal disaster year, but we’re heartened by how Growfunders are able to give back to the communities who need aid the most. Recently, we heard from a company that has been using Growfund to run its workplace giving campaigns. They created a Giving Opportunity on Growfund to raise money for hurricane […]
In this post, Growfund’s director, Brandolon Barnett, shares some thoughts from his recent attendance at bbcon 2017, where he presented on “The Evolution of Global Philanthropy.” Reflections from bbcon 2017: The Evolution of Global Philanthropy by Brandolon Barnett Technology is essential for impact in 21st century philanthropy. Efforts to improve our world are now amplified […]
Doers and dreamers unite at Our Common Future conference. Led by Independent Sector, Our Common Future brings together nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and social enterprises. At the conference, Growfund’s Director, Brandolon Barnett, will speak on Leveraging Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). What’s a DAF? DAFs are the fastest growing tool for giving in the United States. Think […]