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Amplifier Summer Convening


We are inspired to give together for many reasons. Are we motivated by our desire to make change? To build our own communities? To leave behind a legacy?

At Amplifier's Summer Convening this August, we will explore Why We Give Together. Join us for a day that will deeply connect you to others, teach you new skills, and invite you to exchange inspiring stories. Share why YOU give, learn how to motivate your community to come together and give, and discover what will inspire your giving circle to give more authentically and meaningfully together.

Whether your giving circle has completed 10 grant cycles or you're new to giving circles, a powerful program awaits you at Amplifier's Summer Convening. Each workshop invites us to consider a different angle of what motivates us to give together:

Giving for Social Change // Sarra Alpert, Avodah

  • Giving circles enable us to more deeply impact issues we care about
Giving Thoughtfully and Ethically // Arianne Shaffer, Indie Philanthropy

  • Giving circles empower us to be creative grantmakers that provide alternative sources of funding

Giving to Cultivate Leaders // Briana Holtzman,">Jewish Teen Funders Network

  • Giving circles serve as training grounds for the leaders our communities need

Giving to Champion Communities // Jessie Spector, Thousand Currents

  • Giving circles increase visibility and resources for people commonly ignored by philanthropy

Commanded to Give // Rabbi Avi Orlow, Foundation for Jewish Camp

  • Giving circles become spaces to fulfill religious, ethical and communal obligations

Register now for the Convening

Click here for the full agenda.

Join us this August if you are: 

  • a giving circle member looking for best practices, new ideas, & inspiration
  • a professional running a giving circle at your organization
  • new to giving circles and want to learn what they're all about
  • eager to activate your community to make change
  • interested in new philanthropic trends and practices
  • curious about a new way to build Jewish values and wisdom into everyday life

We're offering early bird registration for $50 through July 10. After July 10, registration will be $85. Refunds are available only through July 10.

Are you a member of one of Amplifier's Giving Circle Incubator cohorts and in need of travel assistance? Limited travel stipends may be available. Email [email protected] for details.

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Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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