Diana Katz helped found the Giving Circle of Hope in 2004. For the past 5 years, she’s been the giving circle’s grant coordinator. She treated us to an in-depth discussion of their giving circles grant cycle. They have an elaborate system of ranking applicants according to a list of questions they’ve identified as important. It’s a fascinating interview, and since they’ve donated more than $350,000 to organizations in their community, she knows a thing or two about giving out money wisely.
Location: Reston, VA
Members: fluctuates between 100 and 150
Interview length: 39:40
Clicking on the interview will play the audio in your browser, or you can right click to download the mp3 to your computer: Giving Circle of Hope: Giving Circle of Hope- Grants
How does your giving circle know which organizations to fund?