Giving Circles

A giving circle is a group of individuals who pool their money and collectively decide on donating to a particular non-profit organisation. Some giving circles are self-managed, whose members evaluate potential non-profits and administer grants.

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  “We can do so much more together,” was the reverberating message from AVPN’s Friday’s casual get-together about Giving Circles (Jan 16, 2015). This month, we had Ruth Jones, CEO of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI), share her 8 years of experience and expertise in managing Giving Circles across Asia. Giving Circles connect and engage […]

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The idea of individuals coming together and cooperating for purposes of giving is not new. What is new, however, is the relative institutionalization of this form of philanthropy, which is becoming increasingly popular in Asia. Sometimes referred to as “giving circles”, this is a kind of philanthropy where different, usually unrelated individuals contribute money and […]

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