Profiles of Donor Networks

Research shows that people who convene in networks accelerate their giving and creativity when they meet other donors and hear their stories. Their generosity is further stimulated when they build relationships with leaders of social change organizations and diverse community activists.

We know there are thousands of new donors, including the next generation of inheritors and high-earners, who could benefit from mentoring by an older generation ready to pass on their experience and contacts. Older donors also have much to learn from the innovative thinking and insights of younger donors and activists.

The voices of people directly engaged in social justice and environmental sustainability are a compelling factor in unleashing generosity. Diversifying and democratizing philanthropy is a key to directing more resources to these issues.

THE FUNDING NETWORK
www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk
Creating Social Change Through Collective Giving
TFN is the UK’s first public giving circle, known for its informal and welcoming atmosphere.
I come because TFN is gripping – like good theatre. I’m on the edge of my seat when the pledging begins. Moved sometimes to tears by what people are brave enough to undertake. Furious at the facts revealed.  Delighted by people’s spontaneous generosity. –Dr. Scilla Elworthy, TFN member

WOMEN DONORS NETWORK
www.womendonors.org
Generosity Multiplied
WDN is a community of progressive women who multiply their energy, their strategic savvy, and their philanthropic dollars to build a more just and fair world.
We think outside the box. Through collaborative learning and cooperative action, we accomplish much more together than we could separately.

 

RESOURCE GENERATION
http://resourcegeneration.org
Leveraging Resources and Privilege for Social Change
Resource Generation organizes young people with financial wealth to leverage resources and privilege for social change.
At Resource Generation, I found what I was looking for and more – motivation to have hard conversations about wealth, income disparities, and class.

RACHEL’S NETWORK
www.rachelsnetwork.org
Amplifying Women’s Voices
Inspired by Rachel Carson, Rachel’s Network is a group of Impassioned women leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the Earth.
Whenever I walk away from a RN event, I walk away not only with new visions for my work, but with people with whom to collaborate, a phone call I can make, a fellowship. 

Women Moving Millions
www.womenmovingmillions.net
Changing How the World Sees Philanthropy
Women Moving Millions is a global philanthropic initiative whose goal is to inspire gifts of a million dollars or more to organizations and initiatives that advance and empower women and girls.
The scope and potential of your investment is as boundless as your imagination. Whatever the issue that drives and inspires you, there’s a way to express your personal passion through Women Moving Millions. Our network of 160 women’s funds touches almost every corner of the globe – from New England to Nepal.

Network for Social Change 
www.thenetworkforsocialchange.org.uk
For People Who Want to Do More Than Just Sign a Check
The Network for Social Change is a group of individuals funding progressive social change, particularly in the areas of justice, peace and the environment.
“Network membership helps us discover more interesting social change projects than we can find on our own. Even if we can only afford to give the minimum, we all enjoy feeling part of the larger whole.”

Giving Communities
https://www.givingcommunities.org/about.php

Giving Communities is a resource developed by Bolder Giving to help you find communities of donors with whom you share common interests and values.

EDGE Funders Alliance
https://www.edgefunders.org/

EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.