Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

Giving to charity has never been a solitary activity in any culture. People have joined together to give for millennia. In Asia, clan associations, religious groups or just friends have enjoyed the benefits of giving as a group. But there appears to be a renaissance of collective giving with the advent of more organised, strategic and outcome-focused philanthropy. At the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) where I am presently based, our research team’s curiosity about giving circles was first piqued when investigating the nature of innovation in Asian philanthropy in 2012.1 In that study, we reported several initiatives where individuals pooled their resources and jointly selected a non-profit organisation to fund. Since then, the number and variety of giving circle models have increased across the region, leading me to believe that giving circles will contribute significantly to the development of philanthropy in Asia over the coming decade.

Discipline

Place and Environment | Social Welfare

Publication

Social Space

ISSN/ISBN

1793-7809

Publisher/Conference

Singapore Management University

Copyright Owner and License

Singapore Management University

Additional URL

https://socialspacemag.org/magazines/

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