Giving Circles - individuals join together to pool money, skills, and perspectives to solve a problem (usually in donors' own community or region), are one of the oldest forms of philanthropy. In the last decade, the number of circles has grown enormously, prompting research on how they function. Those studies have shown that giving together often influences members to be more strategic, to support a wider array organizations than institutional investors, and to be more engaged in their communities.
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