Kathy Shimpcock, founder of Patchwork Lives Giving Circle, has found that her commitment to the circle is what keeps it going year after year. I love how their giving circle is organized around service projects that take place throughout the year. Members donate their time and/or money to completing projects like providing bags of supplies to homeless families. Outside of their service projects, they don’t donate money.
We also talk a bit about the pros and cons of being a 501c3 and not being a 501c3. Enjoy this interview about this unique and casual giving circle.
Location: Maricopa County, Arizone
Website: Patchwork Lives Giving Circle
Interview length: 20:04
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Does your giving circle require specialized knowledge to grant knowledgeably? If so, how to do you make sure your members have the information they need to make informed votes?