Giving Circles are an innovative way to make a positive difference in your neighborhood with a group of friends:
o Build a team
o Get together to explore local issues and nonprofits meeting local needs
o Volunteer, give, have fun & make a meaningful difference
The Community Foundation provides a Giving Circle meeting facilitator, nonprofit sector expertise, charitable due diligence training, grantmaking experience, and connections to other Giving Circles.
WHAT IS THE FRIENDS OF ELIZA GIVING CIRCLE?
o A group of Eliza’s friends who have agreed to pool their charitable dollars, learn about the nonprofit sector, and decide together which charities to support.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
o Increase your community involvement & knowledge about what’s going on in the community
o Enjoy yourself – have meaningful conversations and contribute wealth, work and wisdom to the community
o Make a difference in the community where we live, work & play
o Donate your valuable time and money to vetted charitable causes that are near and dear to your heart & mind
HOW MUCH TIME & MONEY?
o Four or five 1.5 hour evening meetings, held at Eliza’s
o A bit of on-line reading between meetings
o Discuss issues related to philanthropy, such as prioritizing community needs, discerning service niches, comparing quality amongst various nonprofits, determining financial health, discerning leadership quality, and evaluating program and service impact
o Visit a selected handful of local nonprofits, as agreed upon by the Giving Circle
o Confidentially donate to the Friends of Eliza Giving Circle Grant making Pool at the Community Foundation ($250-$2,500) as you desire. To donate securely online, just fill out the information below
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