Coming Full Circle: Can Giving Circles Yield Bigger & Better Giving?
Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Bolder Giving, in partnership with
Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders In Philanthropy &
Community Investment Network
invite you to a Bold Conversation
Coming Full Circle:
Can Giving Circles Yield Bigger & Better Giving?
A conversation with Bold Giver Wendy Chang
& AAPIP’s Noelle Ito
Giving circles are one of the most popular giving vehicles in philanthropy today. Thousands of donors across the country have joined hundreds of circles, calling attention to overlooked needs and bringing support to under-resourced areas. Giving circles are credited with introducing philanthropy to a wide range of new donors and helping those philanthropists find community. But do they lead to bigger and better giving? How does the experience of a giving through a circle impact someone’s lifetime philanthropic journey?
Join Bolder Giving as we explore these questions with Bold Giver Wendy Chang and AAPIP’s Noelle Ito.
Wendy is a founding member and passionate supporter of several giving circles in the Los Angeles. She has been a social justice activist from an early age and currently serves as Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.
Noelle is Senior Director of Community Philanthropy at AAPIP – Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She leads their national giving circlecampaign to develop 50 giving circles to increase investments in the AAPI community.
Give OUT Day
About Give OUT Day: Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that aims to mobilize the entire LGBTQ & ally community on a single day across the country to give in support of LGBTQ nonprofits. In its 2013 inaugural year, Give OUT Day raised $602,920, inspiring 5,474 donors who made 6,592 donations. It galvanized organizations from all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, creating a tidal wave of community spirit rippling through urban communities as well as the remote hinterlands of LGBT isolation. It broke new ground amongst allies who came forward to support the LGBTQ community, many for the first time.