This report by The Collective Giving Research Group (CGRG) looks at how giving circle participation influences members and explores how established members differ from new ones. Key findings include:
- Newer giving circle members tend to be more diverse in terms of age, income and race.
- Newer members join giving circles for the opportunity to engage more deeply on a cause or issue; more established members cite the ability to leverage gifts and “fun” as primary reasons for participation.
- The report affirms previous research that giving circle members give more, give more strategically and proactively, give to a wider array of organizations, volunteer more, and are more likely to engage in civic activity.