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Coffee Talk: Collaborative Giving through Giving Circles & Funder Forums

Collaborative giving groups can be a great starting place for larger philanthropic engagement. Check out this coffee talk where we discussed:

  • What groups do you have in place and how do they work?
  • What are your goals with collaborative giving groups, and are they being achieved?
  • What lessons have you learned, and how would you advise others to get started?

We encourage you to continue the conversation from this session on Compass, a Foundant Community. 

About the Author

Ashley began working in the nonprofit community in Memphis, TN in 2005 and joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as a program officer in 2008. In 2013 she became the Director of Grants and Initiatives, managing the foundation’s competitive grant programs. During this time, Ashley helped develop GiVE 365, which became a model for collaborative giving programs in foundations across the United States. She has been a leader in the community foundation field and served as the Chair of ProNet, previously the Council On Foundation's professional development group for community foundation program staff. Ashley is happy to continue her career with a team dedicated to supporting the philanthropic sector. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, especially during bird migration along the Mississippi flyway.

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