Networks are changing the face of philanthropy. Primarily led by women and people of color, donors are joining forces to fund their interests and create giving collaboratives with likeminded individuals. Over the past 15 years, these networks have grown more significantly and there’s no sign that the growth will slow anytime soon. Donors are attracted to flexibility and ease of the network model, but what else is driving this growth? This session will explore four types of networks and their lessons and implications for philanthropy and fundraising.
- Discover the various factors that are contributing to the growth of networks.
- Gain an understanding of four different models of networks (giving circles, pooled giving, aligned giving, community networks).
- Learn implications of growth for philanthropy and challenges that networks may pose to traditional fundraising.