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The Collective Giving Movement
Episode 351st June 2022 • IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast • Soukup Strategic Solutions
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What is collective giving, and how could it benefit your nonprofit? Like-minded organizations have begun joining forces in order to raise money for important missions! Learn how a group of nonprofits can start a connected giving circle. Guest Susan Benford, Board Chair of Philanos, a network of nearly 80 giving circles representing 18,000 women, will answer these questions and share how giving circles can leverage individuals’ small donations into a large, significant gift to help those who need it most.

In this episode you'll discover:

What is a giving circle? 01:05

Background info on giving circles 02:41

How does a group start a giving circle? 04:55

How does a nonprofit get a giving circle to donate? 05:51

How do donors get involved with giving circles? 06:45

Can everyone get involved? 07:10

How did Covid-19 affect giving circles? 07:50

Story from our guest about her motivations. 10:45

What are the challenges of a collective giving circle? 12:30

Do corporations try and partner with giving circles? 14:55

How are giving circles developing the next generation of philanthropists? 15:40

Are newer giving members more diverse? 17:50

How does social media affect this landscape? 18:57

Coaches Corner question: "What are effective partnership and pricing strategies for engaging sponsors?" 22:40

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Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2012 by the company’s president, Sheryl Soukup, to provide nonprofit organizations with expertise in fundraising and nonprofit management. The company offers consulting, coaching, and full-service grant writing, marketing, donor database management, strategic planning, and much more.

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