Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, and Democracy

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Book Section
Creators & Publishers
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Metadata
ISBN
9780253220851
Collection
Regular item
Year
2009
Description

Philanthropic associations known as giving circles are emerging as third parties are being called upon more and more to fill the needs of social services.  Giving circles bring together people to pool resources and then determine as a group how these resources should be distributed.  These circles are seen as the most democratic of philanthropic mechanisms and are credited with enhancing civic education and active participation.  Eikenberry examines these circles and the roles they do and should play in a democratic society.