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Establishing Giving Circles: Case Study & How To

Duration: 1hr 11 min
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Major Gifts and Women In Philanthropy
Led by Pamela Cook, ACFRE and Patricia Stirling

What are giving circles? 
     (They are a new way to increase giving to nonprofits) 
How can they be set up? 
Can they be replicated?

Pamela Cook and Patricia Stirling answer these questions from first-hand experience.

In early 2006, the long-time friends and development professionals, decided to combine their passions for philanthropy, international issues, and travel to achieve greater impact in their charitable giving by creating Caridad Partners.  This giving circle enabled them to leverage their fundraising skills and strong personal contacts by creating a social networking opportunity that is both enjoyable and rewarding to its participants.

This seminar will describe giving circles and the large impact they can have on the nonprofit sector.  You will leave the session with a good understanding of the concept of giving circles and will know exactly how you could establish one yourself.

Taking This Seminar You Will:

  • Learn what a Giving Circle is.
  • Develop knowledge about how to set up a Giving Circle.
  • Determine whether you should establish a Giving Circle to support your nonprofit goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Development Staff
  • Development Directors
  • Board Members

About Pamela Cook, ACFRE:

Pamela CookPamela Cook, ACFRE has personal experience with Giving Circles.

She has conducted nonprofit searches for development and management staff since 2000 and has more than twenty years experience in corporate community relations and nonprofit fundraising. 

Pam was 2000 and 2001 president of the board of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She serves on the Board of the SEMI Foundation and on the West Coast Regional Advisory Board of the Institute of International Education.  She also served on the board of the Fulbright Association and was a Big Sister for fourteen years. She was named as the 2003 Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Executives and Northern California Grantmakers.

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About Patricia Stirling:

Patricia StirlingPatricia Stirling has personal experience with Giving Circles.

She has been in the resource development field since 1981. and has earned a reputation as a highly regarded campaign strategist, teacher and lecturer on creating campaign plans and infrastructures that help insure an institution’s success in their campaigns.

Patricia attended the highly regarded Institute for Nonprofit Consulting (a Packard Foundation initiative.) She has been a guest speaker and faculty member at conferences and seminars for CASE, AFP, Stanford University, Golden Gate University, American Association of Medical Colleges, National Catholic Education Association, Development Executives Roundtable, Alumnae Resources, Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Foundation, and the Peninsula Community Foundation. In addition, she has had a number of articles published on fundraising management.

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