This article was first published on Geneva Global’s blog on Oct. 28, 2020. The recent news that Fidelity was zeroing out its previous $5,000 minimum investment for Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) was big news in the giving world. DAFs – which allow both “everyday” donors as well as ultra-high net worth philanthropists to more easily move philanthropic […]
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 […]