Episode 35

Published on:

1st Jun 2022

The Collective Giving Movement

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

Got a question that you'd like to ask a nonprofit professional? Email your question to IMPACTcoaches@IMPACTability.net 

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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IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each episode, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
"IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast" is a dynamic and insightful series hosted by Josh Hirsch, M.S., Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions, and created by Sheryl Soukup, President of Soukup Strategic Solutions. Each episode looks at the multifaceted world of nonprofit organizations, offering expert advice on issues ranging from fundraising and management to Board development and marketing. Josh, with his extensive background in the nonprofit sector, engages with a variety of experts to provide valuable perspectives and practical solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit leaders.

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Josh Hirsch, M.S.

Josh Hirsch, M.S., is the Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions and on faculty for The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2006, most recently as Social Content Marketing for Susan G. Komen. He has an extensive background in social media, digital communications, and marketing along with experience in grant research and writing, individual giving, special event planning, stewardship, and cultivation of donors.