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Ireland Funds publish Giving Circle guidance


first_img The Ireland Funds has released ./guidance on setting up a Giving Circle for donors.A Giving Circle is formed when individuals come together and pool their funds, decide together where to give the money (and perhaps volunteer time or expertise) and learn together about their community and philanthropy.The 11 page ./guidance says a recent study by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grant-makers in the United States found that 140 Giving Circles have generated nearly $90 million, primarily in the last five years.The Ireland Funds document, which was prepared by Helen Fullen and Jordan Campbell for the Ireland Funds, says there are ten steps to establishing a successful Giving Circle, including setting up a structure and mission, selecting beneficiaries and making grants.Experience to date shows that most Giving Circles set annual level of donations from €120-€1000 a year to €5000 to €20000.The ./guidance provides an example of an Irish Giving Circle, the Core Group, which was set up in 2004 and to date has made donations of €150,000.www.irlfunds.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ireland Funds publish Giving Circle guidance Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 April 2011 | Newslast_img read more




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