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The State of Giving Circles Today: Executive Summary, from CGRG

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This latest research from leading academics Angela Eikenberry, Jason Franklin, Julia Carboni, and Jessica Bearman at the Collective Giving Research Group provides evidence that giving circles are a growing trend in American philanthropy.

Some of the most significant findings on giving circles in the United States include:

(1) giving circles have tripled in number since 2007,

(2) giving circles have granted up to $1.29 billion,

(3) women are the majority of giving circle members,

(4) giving circles engage a diverse range of donors, and

(5) giving circle funding remains largely local.

This executive summary is a short overview of the research; the full report is also available in Amplifier's resource library.

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